18th CONFERENCE ON DOMINICAN AFFAIRS
Concerting Efforts to Advance Our Agenda
Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 8:30am to 4pm.
Rutgers School of Law
123 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102
REGISTRATION OPEN VIA
- -Swearing-in Ceremony of Professor Alejandro Benjamin as the 10th President of the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR)
- -Plenary forums, workshops, and the Annual General Assembly of the National Dominican American Council
- -A plenary breakfast forum consisting of a research presentation by scholar Nestor Montilla, Sr. about the long-lasting effects of American Presidents’ military occupations of the Dominican Republic and the Republic Haiti on immigration from Hispaniola to USA.
This plenary forum also includes an open discussion about Montilla’s research findings regarding rape, sexual abuse and prostitution under the US 1916-1924 occupation of the Dominican Republic.
The 2017 Conference on Dominican Affairs (CODA) was made possible thanks to the generous support of UNIVISION, Formé Medical Center, Global Psychiatry Services, PC, and the collaboration of The Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR), Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jew Jersey (LLANJ), Dynamics Multilingual Services, and the National Dominican American Council (NDAC).
CODA is a signature project of the Institute for Latino Studies Research and Development (ILS).
The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), founded in 2001, dedicated to quality research and advocacy for a better society, is a non-profit entity recognized by the federal government as a 501 (c) (3) organization. ILS believes that a solid understanding of cultural identity and people’s socio-economic reality is essential for development in a multi-cultural society.