Afrolatinidades+ events this spring!

Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College is hosting, AFROLATINIDADES, a series of events exploring the intersections of hemispheric Blackness and Latin American cultures, heritages, and histories. It is funded by the Mellon foundation through CUNY Black, Race,and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) Everyone is welcome. March 30.  12:30PM-1:45PM, NVC 11-155 Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue “Queer […]

Spring 2023 COURSES

LTS 3007 Puerto Rican Culture Professor Gustavo Quintera Vera Tuesdays, Thursdays 5:50PM-7:05PM (synchronous online) This interdisciplinary course will examine the life of Puerto Ricans in the island, as well as that of the Puerto Rican diaspora in New York and beyond. It explores the ever-changing history, culture, and beliefs of its people through poetry, novels, […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]