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Remembering the Puerto Rican Student Movement at RU
Friday, October 14, 2016

In conjunction with the Rutgers 250th anniversary, the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Department of History commemorate the Puerto Rican and Latino student activism of the 1970s that helped shape the university. Alumni from the era will share their memories and experiences, and Dr. Johanna Fernández (CUNY) will deliver a keynote talk on the 1970s, the Young Lords, and Puerto Rican activism. The event is free, open ot the public, and will be streamed. We'll also enjoy Puerto Rican/Caribbean food and live music! For more information or to register send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Conference" in the subject line or visiting the Facebook event page.

 

"Remembering the Rutgers Puerto Rican Student Movement of the 1970s"

DATE: Friday, October 14

TIME: Conference 9am-6pm / Reception 6-8pm 

PLACE: Livingston Student Center, Multipurpose Room

84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854

*(Special event parking for visitors will be posted) 

 

Livestream link: http://livestream.com/accounts/4838057/events/6428319

 

SCHEDULE:

9-9:45am Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:45-10am WELCOME / OPENING REMARKS

Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui / Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Paul Clemens / History

 

10-11:30am PART I: A Decade of Change (Newark and Camden Alumni)

Moderator: Yolanda Martínez San-Miguel / LCS, Comparative Literature, and Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Sigfredo Carrión          

Melba Maldonado

Gualberto (Gil) Medina

       

11:30-11:45am Coffee Break

 

11:45am-12:45pm KEYNOTE LECTURE

Moderator: Aldo Lauria-Santiago / LCS and History

“The 1970s, the Young Lords, and Puerto Rican Activism”

Johanna Fernández / Baruch College, City University of New York

 

12:45-2pm Buffet Luncheon

 

2-3:45pm PART II: Unsung Heroes (Livingston and Douglass College Alumni)

Moderator: Kathy López / LCS and History

Margaret Rivera

Elias Rivera        

Mercedes Valle

Ivette Mendez

 

3:45-4pm CLOSING REMARKS

Carlos Decena / Latino and Caribbean Studies (Chair) and Women’s and Gender Studies

 

4-4:15pm Coffee Break

 

4:15-5:15pm COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

Moderator: Asela Laguna

Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Friends

 

5:15-6pm TOUR OF LIVINGSTON CAMPUS - Photos

Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies / Lucy Stone Hall Murals

          

6-8pm RECEPTION - Live Music by Bob Ramos and Band

Livingston Student Center Coffee House

 

Organizers: Professors Paul G. E. Clemens and Kathy Lopez

 

 

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