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Fri, Oct 13


New London

¡Estamos Aquí! We are here!

a documentary about the history of Puerto Rican migration to New London

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¡Estamos Aquí! We are here!
¡Estamos Aquí! We are here!

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2023, 6:30 PM

New London, 250 State St, New London, CT 06320, USA


About the Event

October 2023 at Church of the City: the premiere of our documentary ¡Estamos aquí! We are here! about the history of Puerto Rican migration to New London.

Following the fifty minute-long film, Felix Reyes moderated a Q&A with panelists Rev. Jesus Garcia, our intern/filmmaker Leslie Ann Melendez and Dr. Ricardo Pérez, Chair of Eastern Connecticut University's Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology & Social Work.

Many thanks to our interviewees Dr. Ricardo Pérez, Leonardo Blanco, Guillermo Lopez, Manuel J. Rivera, Felix Reyes, Efraín Dominguez, Grissel Benítez-Hodge, Elizabeth Garcia Gonzalez, Daniel Martino, Jesus Garcia and Elma Niemes.

Many thanks, too, to our funders CT Humanities, Connecticut's State Historic Preservation Office, Eleven+, and Fiddleheads Food Co-op.

Additional thanks to Leo Blanco and Johana Vasquez for their work on the film and to The Day for the use of photos and article excerpts.

Photo courtesy of Manuel J. Rivera

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