Amber Musser, May 6 @6PM!

We can’t wait!  You can register here for this fun conversation on May 6 at 6PM.  You can also read Dr. Musser’s essay, “Surface-becoming: Lyle Ashton Harris and brown jouissance”  from Women and Performance 28: 1 (2018).    

Black Economic Empowerment

There’s no question that Black people in the United States face historical and institutional barriers to financial health, wellness, and empowerment on par with white Americans. In its records, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been tracking inequalities between Black and white wealth.  It claims the disparities in building wealth can be seen in a variety…

BLS Open House: February 10 @1PM

BLS Department Open House February 10 @1PM Let’s celebrate Black History Month!  The College theme this year is Health and Wellness. Let’s learn about an historical moment of Black financial empowerment.  Students will also lead a conversation about money, and financial well-being.  They will then talk financial planning with the experts at Change Machine.org, who…

Tragic Fire in the Bronx

We are devastated to learn that at least 19 people were killed in a fire at Twin Parks North, an apartment building the in Bronx on January 9.  More than 60 people were injured, and more than 200 firefighters worked to contain the blaze. If you need assistance, or if you know anyone who needs…

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…

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…

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…

Latino, Latina, Latinx History: Let’s Celebrate!

What was once known as Hispanic Heritage Week, began in 1968 when Civil Rights Activisms were reshaping the United States.  The California Congressman from East Los Angeles, George E, Brown pushed for more recognition of the culture and history of Latinx peoples in the United States.  Today, the United States celebrates Latinx Heritage for a…

BLS Open House: Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

Join us as we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month!  BLS will host an Open House on September 9, from 1PM -2PM. https://baruch.zoom.us/j/84955196946 Meeting ID: 849 5519 6946 Passcode: BLS2021 One tap mobile +16465588656,,84955196946# US (New York) Student leaders Osvaldo Garcia and Laiba Hussein  will moderate a conversation with Professors Rojo Robles and Rebecca Salois about their…