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The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute Hosts Trip to Taino Exhibit  

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Source: National Museum of the American Indian.

On April 12, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute is sponsoring a trip to the "Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean" exhibit located in New York City. The trip is open to all Seton Hall students, and transportation to and from campus will be provided.

The exhibit was opened last year to the public with the collaboration of the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center. The exhibit showcases the cultural artifacts of the Taíno people, those who first interacted with Christopher Columbus when he first landed in the Caribbean. Years of oppression, enslavement, and genocide effectively decimated the Taíno population although their cultural legacy still lives on in the Caribbean, and throughout their diaspora in the U.S. Remarkably, there are those today who claim to be of Taíno heritage or descent, showing that the Taíno people never fully disappeared as reported by Newsweek.

As the Unanue Institute is committed to fostering the development of distinguished scholars through continually enriching students with the history of Hispanic/Latino culture, the trip to the Taíno exhibit provides an invaluable opportunity for students to engage with a significant portion of the past and how it connects to the present.

Interested students of any and all academic and cultural backgrounds can sign up through the event registration link. Admission to the museum is free. Students only need to pay $10 to cover the cost of transportation. The deadline for submitting cash payments to the Unanue Institute's office in Fahy Hall 246 is by end of day, April 10. The trip will take place throughout the entire Friday with the bus retuning back to campus at 4 p.m.

For information on future events, scholarships, and all that is #JAULI, stop by the Institute's office located in Fahy Room 246. Don't forget to follow the Institute Twitter and Instagram @JAULISHU to stay up to date with their latest news and events.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Spencer Hinton
  • (973) 761-9422
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