This summer HSP and Taller Puertorriqueño will launch an online exhibition about the development of distinct Puerto Rican neighborhoods in Philadelphia, and we would like your help! During this program, you will learn about the history behind these neighborhoods and their similarities and differences to other neighborhoods in Philly. As you view artwork and look at archival material, you can provide feedback on what should go into the new exhibition—and even have your remarks videotaped for inclusion in it.
Open to all, whether or not you identify as Puerto Rican. Come help us make history!
About the Speaker
Born and raised in the Bronx, Ariel Arnau received his B.A. and M.A at Temple University where he focused on Latin American and United States social history. Upon graduation, Arnau spent ten years in higher education administration and the non-profit sector in Philadelphia before deciding to return to academia. He has taught at Temple University, Saint Joseph’s University, John Jay College, and Miami-Dade College. Dr. Arnau received his PhD in History from the CUNY – Graduate Center in 2018. His research interests include the law, citizenship, the American civil rights movement, voting rights, and the political culture of Latino communities in urban America.
This program was developed through the work of participants in a new collaborative initiative called Audience Embedded. Drawing from the archival and community tours, participants in Audience Embedded were tasked with using the common themes and questions that arise from their experiences to develop original public history programming in a format of their choosing—it’s history “for the people, by the people.”