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,…

LTS 1003 – Podcast Projects

Teaching a course with as broad a scope as “Latin America: An Institutional and Cultural Survey” means covering a lot of ground. From the pre-Columbian era to the 21st-Century, from Mexico to South America to Central America and the Caribbean and even into the US. There are pros and cons to taking this approach to…

Latina Podcasts

When classes moved online in spring 2020, I decided that it was time to mix things up a bit, and I revamped my final assignment for the semester. What was previously a final paper and presentation on the subject of the paper, became something that gave students a bit more freedom in how they presented…

Course Alert: LTS 3085- Latinx Screens, Interview with Professor Rojo Robles

Professor Rojo Robles in conversation with Daniela Toribio, Coordinator of Student Affairs for the Initiative for the Study of Latin America (ISLA) Can you give us an overview of what your course “Latinx Screens” will be? In my course “Latinx Screens” we will watch and study feature films, documentaries, TV episodes, and music videos made by…

On Derek Chauvin’s Conviction

Adjunct Professor Zamir Ben Dan, and his colleagues who from the Black Attorneys of the Legal Aid Caucus in New York, published this editorial, “Racial Progress Needs Systemic Change, Not a Rare Conviction” in The New York Law Journal’s digital Law.com: Last Tuesday, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the May 25,…

Yomaira Figueroa Vasquez on Thursday, April 15 @1PM

Join us  on Thursday April 15 @1PM for a conversation with Dr. Yomaira Figueroa Vasquez, a scholar of U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture, and author of Decolonizing Diasporas:  Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature.  She will be in conversation with Baruch students who have read her work, or have an interest in the intersections between Latinx and…

Happy Birthday Bob Marley, Buffalo Soldier

by Malachi Davidson BC ’22 Happy Birthday, Bob Marley! 71 years ago today, a legend was born on the Island of Jamaica, and they would go on to become the most iconic reggae artists and leaders that this world has ever seen, and so desperately needed. Robert Nesta Marley, better known as Bob Marley, would…

We’re Gonna Win

As we prepare for the start of a new semester, we hope this poem by Professor Lewin will inspire you to win.  This what we do. “FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION” by Dr. Arthur Lewin   Tell me, how is it possible  We can land a man on the moon Send probes way, way out…