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Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA) & Muévete Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 85

Scope and Contents

During the 1990s and early 2000s, multiple community organizations, initially founded by the National Latinas Caucus and later carried on by the Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA) and ASPIRA, hosted annual conferences named “Muévete: The Boricua Conference” with the intent to help build and strengthen Puerto Rican youth leadership in the community.

The photographs in this collection stem from one such conference held on October 9, 1993. There are 125 color photographs taken from that day that captured the primary conference activities which included: panel discussions, guest speakers, entertainment, and displays of literature, art, and community resource information. Interspersed throughout the collection are photographs of musical performances and dance with some performers wearing traditional dress. Additionally, many photographs in the collection document the array of speakers at the event including important political and cultural figures such as Antonia Pantoja, Alice Cardona, Yolanda Sánchez, Luis Guzmán, Piri Thomas, Richie Pérez, and others.

To promote the Muévete conferences throughout the years, posters and t-shirts were created on behalf of PRACA and other organizations featuring original designs and artwork. There are nine posters in the collection promoting the conferences held from 1993-2001 as well as seven different t-shirts with similar designs promoting conferences from the same timeframe.

And finally in the collection, there are handbills, posters, and fliers featuring three different original designs advertising the yearly 106th Street Festival in El Barrio hosted by PRACA. The materials reflect three different years of the festival and promote various performers, musical acts, and artisanal products representing Puerto Rican and Nuyorican culture.


  • Creation: 1992-1999


Conditions Governing Access

The Collection is open to researchers.


5.0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Metadata Rights Declarations


The Muevete Boricua Youth Conference is a youth conference and organization founded by the National Latinas Caucus and part of the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs. It addresses leadership issues and involvement in cultural and community affairs. Comprised of 5 cubic feet the collection includes conference proceedings, programs, posters, announcements a photo album and other promotional materials.

Related Materials

Materials relevant to the "Muévete: The Boricua Youth Conference" can be found in the Petra Allende Papers held by the Centro for Estudios Puertorriqueños

Materials relevant to the "Muévete: The Boricua Youth Conference" can be also found in the Richie Pérez Papers held by the Centro for Estudios Puertorriqueños


Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA) & Muévete Records
Brendan Enright
June 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora Repository

Silberman Building, Hunter College
2180 Third Ave. Rm. 122
New York New York 10065

About the Collections

Our collections consist of personal papers from prominent Puerto Rican artists, elected officials, social activists, writers, as well as the records of community-based organizations. Our largest collection, the Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States (OGPRUS) Records, measures approximately 2,900 cubic feet and contains an extraordinary amount of information regarding Puerto Rican migrants and the government institutions established to assist them. The collections date from the 1890s to the present, and document Puerto Rican communities in the Northeast, Midwest, Florida, California and Hawaii.