Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dominicans in New York



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Barnard’s Forum on Migration and
Columbia’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
SPRING 2012 LECTURE SERIES

FROM ONE ISLAND TO ANOTHER: DOMINICAN IMMIGRATION TO NEW YORK, 1892-1924 

Ramona Hernández, CUNY and The Graduate Center

TUESDAY, April 3rd, 2012, 6 PM
Barnard College
James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway at W 117th Street
New York, NY

More than 5,000 Dominicans came to New York City through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924, and many of them came with the idea of staying permanently.  Many of those who came were young and single while many others were married and brought their families with them.  How do these Dominicans differ from those who followed them in the 1960’s?  How do Dominicans who came through Ellis Island resemble other Caribbean Hispanics who lived in New York City at the dawn of the 20th Century?  This presentation is based on Ellis Island documents and other institutional archival records and focuses specifically on those Dominicans that wanted to make New York their permanent home.

Ramona 
Hernández is director of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY) ad Professor of Sociology at City College and on the faculty of the Graduate Center, CUNY.  She is the author of several works on migration and labor, including The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


UPCOMING EVENTSTuesday, April 10, 2012, 6 PM
Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
A conversation about immigration and the DREAM Act with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas
Columbia University Law School, Room JG 106
435 West 116th Street, NY, NY

Event co-sponsored with SIPA Migration Working Group

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Belonging Via Involvement in Civic Discourse:  Russian Jewish Homecomers in Israel
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amar Rapoport, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6 PM
Africa in Brazil?  Samba, History and the Allure and Challenge of Diaspora
Marc Hertzman, Columbia University
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6pm, Diana Oval
Mumbai Stories: Music, Migration, and Mobile Phones
http://barnard.edu/events/mumbai-stories-music-migration-and-mobile-phones
Film screening and discussion with director Surabhi Sharma

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