Discussing the Taino Legacy: A Forum and Photo Exhibit

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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and Vicini

in collaboration with

Semanana Dominicana/Dominican Week 2012 XX Aniversario- XX Aniversary

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives & Library (NA 2/202)
The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue (Amsterdam Avenue at 138thStreet)

An enriching glance at the historical origins and development of Taino society in the Caribbean, specifically on Hispaniola (today the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti). Forum explores and presents latest research on the central role the Taino played in the formation of Dominican society. A photo exhibit featuring selected images from the collector’s edition of “Taino: Joyas del arte taino. Jewels of Taino Art,” follows.


United States
Jorge Estevez
, a Taíno from the Dominican Republic, Workshops Coordinator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York

Raquel Cepeda, journalist and filmmaker

Ranald Waldaman, Exhibition and Public Programs Director, Smithsonian Latino Center

Dominican Republic
Frank Moya Pons
, Historian and Dominican History Academy Director


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