Published On: Mon, Nov 2nd, 2009

NYC EVENTS: Comité Noviembre Commemorates Puerto Rican Heritage.

Comité Noviembre’s mission is to commemorate and acknowledge all
aspects of Puerto Rican life from the social and cultural to the
educational, economic and political. The charge of Comité Noviembre is
to create an awareness of the rich culture, language and heritage of
the Puerto Rican community and to acknowledge its numerous
contributions to this state and nation.

Established in
1987, Comité Noviembre…mes de la herencia puertorriqueña is the only
collaboration of its kind in the United States that bring together the
collective talents and resources of the oldest and most prestigious
Puerto Rican organizations: the Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic
Elderly, ASPIRA of New York, el Museo del Barrio, Eugenio María de
Hostos Community College, el Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Latino
Justice-PRLDEF, National Institute for Latino Policy, the National
Congress for Puerto Rican Rights – Justice Committee, PROMESA and the Puerto Rico
Federal Affairs Administration. This volunteer coordinating body plans
and promotes Comité Noviembre’s annual programs and events.

CN Annual Programs & Events

  • Two Scholarship Programs
  • CN Scholarship Awards Program
  • The Richie Perez Scholarship for Peace & Justice
  • Annual Leadership Development – Role Models Forum
    (Conducted by NASA personnel)
  • Artisans Fair & Exhibit
  • Health Fair
  • Educational trip to Puerto Rico, “Buscando Nuestra Raíces”
  • Day of Community Service & Social Responsibility and Food Drive
  • Three Kings celebration and Toy Drive
  • CN/El Diario La Prensa full color Puerto Rican Heritage MonthSupplement
  • Commemorative calendar journal
  • Artist competition, selection and commission process
  • Annual educational commemorative poster
  • Selection of a spokesperson
  • Puerto Rican Heritage Month kick-off celebration
  • Annual benefit event
  • Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Award
  • Puerto Rican Heritage Award
  • Website programs and information
  • Cultural and health related workshops, forums and events.

Check out the website for information on upcoming events.

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NYC EVENTS: Comité Noviembre Commemorates Puerto Rican Heritage.