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…

ICYMI: “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman

This is the Inaugural Poem, “The Hill  We Climb” by Amanda Gorman; “The Hill We Climb” Poem Transcript Dr. Biden, Madam Vice President, Mr. Emhoff, Americans, and the world. When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea. We must wade. We’ve…

“Godspeed”

Amanda Gorman, a 22 year old African American poet, will read her work at President-Elect Joseph Biden’s and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ historic inauguration in Washington, D.C.  In this moment in history, when the nation is divided and when some have attacked the government and the democratic process, it is telling that poets and poetry…

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  On this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an anti-war, peace-loving Nobel Laureate who was not afraid to fight for what is right.  In his 1958 speech, “Stride Toward Freedom,” he declared, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”  Even in the face of mob…