CUNY CONFERENCE OF 500 Years of Black Freedom Fighters

Eventbrite Search menu Menu Sign In Page Content The Struggle for Freedom in La Española | Virtual Conference by CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Follow 112 followers Free Actions and Detail Panel Share this event Register Event Information The Struggle for Freedom in La Española: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the First Slave Revolt in the…

The (Professional) Afterlife of Student Activisms

According to the Washington Post, in the 1950s and 1960s, New York was the capital of the Jim Crow North, “Jim Crow segregation and racism had a strange and robust career outside of the South, especially in that supposed bastion of liberalism, New York City. Citizens at every level of New York society gave it…

Beyond Latinx @ NYCC

On Saturday, October 9th New York Comic Con presented an amazing panel on Latinx representation in pop-culture and comics, “Beyond Latinx: Diversity and Intersectionality in Media Representation.” It was hosted by Mario de la Cruz, Cassandra Curbelo, and Daniel Rodriguez. The panelists spoke of the first time they recognized Latinx representation in pop-culture and comics,…

Fringe Boricua Filmmaking in NYC: Reimagining the Queer Archive

The experimental short film Patitos comiendo arroz (Patitos eating rice) directed by playwright-director and filmmaker Javier Antonio González is a freewheeling collaboration with his artistic troupe, Caborca. The film is inspired by the groundbreaking book la novelabingo (Editorial El libro viaje 1976/Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2011) by renowned (from a critical standpoint,) yet obscured Diasporican-queer writer,…

Once I Was You

On September 15, 2020 – the first day of Latinx Heritage month last year, Maria Hinojosa released her new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America. We were (unknowingly) at the end of the Trump presidency and tensions were high. Hinojosa, a well-known voice in that Latinx…

Latinx: What’s In a Name? Resources

Latino, Latina, Latinx:  What’s In a Name?  panel discussion. Professors George Gonzalez, Jennifer Carroccio Maldonado, and Rojo Robles shared some resources for more learning about the debates and considerations about the changing terms for peoples of Latin American descent: Luis Noe-Bustamante, Lauren Mora, and Mark Hugo Lopez, “About One-in-Four Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but…

Latinx Podcast Recommendations

This semester, I began a Latinx Studies podcast project with Professor Rojo Robles entitled Latinx Visions. The first episodes are available now and can be found on Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts. This podcast will run in “seasons” with at least five episodes per season. Our first season focuses on Latinas and we…

“Puerto Rico en mi Corazón,” Poetics of Care and Dissent

Edited by Carina del Valle Schorske, Ricardo Maldonado, Erica Mena, and  Raquel Salas Rivera, the poetry anthology Puerto Rico en mi corazón is a complex project of networking, printmaking, translation, and climate justice activism that goes beyond the actual book. The collection embodies feminist and queer poetics of care, diasporic communion and intimacy, decolonial politics, and…

Delores Huerta

What do you know about Delores Huerta? Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) is a powerful labor organizer, Chicana civil rights leader, and feminist activist. In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta, along with César Chávez, united Mexican, Mexican-American and Filipino farmworkers and founded the United Farmworker Union (UFW) in central California. Huerta led the struggle to organize exploited…

Latinx Television

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic had us all watching more television than we had previously done, there were arguments to be made that we were in this sort of “New” Golden Age of Television. With streaming services allowing us to go back at any point and miss the shows we hadn’t seen before and also…