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Live Webcast at Museum Explores the Puerto Rican Diaspora

Raleigh

Join a Live Webcast at the N.C. Museum of History

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the Smithsonian Institution and the Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, will present Puerto Rico Aquí y Allá, a multidisciplinary symposium bringing United States and island-based scholars into dialogue about the Puerto Rican diaspora. Prominent scholars will highlight aspects of Puerto Rican culture.

At the N.C. Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Raleigh, you can watch the symposium session Puerto Rican Authors Writing Outside the Island, which will be webcast live from the Universidad del Turabo from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Afterward, enjoy a complimentary lunch and join an onsite panel discussion from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with professors María DeGuzmán, Ariana Vigil and Laura Halperin from the Latina/o Studies Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. To register for the free event and lunch, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7955. Parking is available in the Jones/Edenton Street lot.

Viewers of the symposium webcast are encouraged to e-mail their questions to affiliates@si.edu, or to tweet them using the hashtag #Diasporican.

DeGuzmán is professor of English and Comparative Literature as well as founding director of the Latina/o Studies Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the author of two books: Spain’s Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire and Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night. Vigil is an assistant professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Halperin is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Latina/o Studies Program, as well as academic director of the Scholars’ Latino Initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the author of Intersections of Harm: Narratives of Latina Deviance and Defiance.

The symposium is a collaboration among the Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian Affiliations and the Universidad del Turabo.  The symposium received support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

For information about the N.C. Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.