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560: Hispaniola-One Island Two Cultures event (fwd)


                          H I S P A N I O L A: 
                    ONE ISLAND, TWO CULTURES

            Opening Reception for the Exhibition 

                    WELCOMING REMARKS:

    Pamela R. Gillespie
    Chief Librarian, City College Library

    Silvio Torres-Saillant
    Director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute


    Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
    "The Hispaniola Experience: A Haitian Perspective"
    Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin

    Frank Moya Pons
    "The Hispaniola Experience: A Dominican Perspective"
    Executive Director, OG&M Data Center

Cohen Library Atrium, 2nd Floor
City College of New York
Thursday, October 7, 1999
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Free Admission -

Curated by Sarah Aponte, Julio A. Rosario, and Silvio Torres-Saillant, this
exhibit provides an enriching glance at the historical origins of Haitians
and Dominicans, the two peoples who share the island of Hispaniola. Among
other intellectual issues, the exhibit will stress the central role of
conflict as a force that has moved historical change over the last five
centuries. The exhibit will be on view in Cohen Library September 15 through
November 15, 1999.

City College Library, The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, HABETAC (Haitian
Bilingual-ESL Technical Assistance Center)

Partial Funding provided by: The New York Council for the Humanities


Sarah Aponte, holds a Master in Library Science from Queens College. She is
currently the Librarian and Administrative Coordinator of the CUNY Dominican
Studies Institute at City College, and has developed the Institute's
Dominican studies collection. Aponte has also served in the City College
Library as an adjunct librarian. Her forthcoming book Dominican Migration to
the United States, 1970-1997: An Annotated Bibliography is scheduled for
publication in the fall of 1999.

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Associate Professor at the University of
Wisconsin, is the Director of the Department of Africology. He is the author
of many books and articles, among them: Fragments of Bone: Neo-African
Religions in the Americas (Univ. Press of Florida, 1999), Haiti: The
Breached Citadel (Westview Press, 1990); and has co-edited The Spirit, the
Myth, the Reality: Vodou in Haitian Development (Univ. Press of Florida, 

Pamela R. Gillespie, Assistant Dean and Chief Librarian at City College,
holds Master's degrees in Library Service from Columbia University and in
Higher Education Administration from Baruch College. As a member of City
College's executive administration, she administers 4 libraries, 2 slides
libraries, Instructional Media, and is campus-wide curator of artistic

Frank Moya Pons, is the best known Dominican historian. He has taught Latin
American and Caribbean history at many universities, and has lectured
extensively throughout the world. He served as Visiting Research Professor
at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, City College for six years, and is
currently working as a consultant and development specialist in the
Dominican Republic. Moya Pons is the author of many books and scholarly
articles. His most recent ones are: The Dominican Republic: A National
History (Hispaniola Books: 1995), Bibliografía de la literatura dominicana:
1820-1990 (Comisión Permanente de la Feria del Libro, 1997), among others.

Julio A. Rosario, Associate Professor at the City College Library. He has
curated and developed many exhibits, the most recent "The Spiritual
Flowering of the Generation of 1898 in Spain," received favorable comments
by students and faculty. Rosario has published many scholarly essays and is
the author of the recent book Felisberto Hernández y el pensamiento
filosófico (Peter Lang: 1999).

Silvio Torres-Saillant, Associate Professor of English and Director of the
Latino-Latin American Studies Program at Syracuse University, is the
founding Director of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, a research unit
of the City University of New York. He is the author of Caribbean Poetics
(Cambridge University Press, 1997), El retorno de las yolas (Librería la
Trinitaria and Editora Manatí, 1999), and co-author of The Dominican
Americans(Greenwood Press, 1998).

For more information, please call CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (212)