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 Afro-Latina History Through Comics: A Conversation with Sharon Lee De La Cruz” 

Host:  Jennifer Carrocio Maldonado

4/20/23  1 PM- 2 PM (Remote)

Antiblackness and its context in Urban Brazil 

A conversation with Jaime Alves, author of The Anti-Black City: Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil, on anti-blackness in Brazil and the forms of resistance in the context of Brazil. 

Host: Professor Tshombe Miles

Register HERE.

April 20. 4:00-6:30PM, Engelman Recital Hall

Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter at 25th Street)

4:00-5:00PM: Afrolatinidades  DJ set and Reception

5-6:30PM:  Nuyorican Poetry Open Slam and Reading Event with Nuyorican Poet, Lois Griffin

Hosts:  Professors Shirley Reynozo, Vallerie Matos, and Dasharah Green

April 25 

Latinx Visions Podcast Recording session:  Interview with Helen Ceballos  

Hosts: Professors Rojo Robles and Rebecca Salois*

April 25. 1-2:30PM, NVC3-165 

Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue 

Afrolatinidades Teach-In: “From La Sentencia to a Transnational Hispaniola” 

Conversation with scholars-activists Ana María Belique (Frontline Defenders), Amarilys Estrella, and Jean Eddy Saint Paul on the crisis in which Dominicans of Haitian descent have been stripped of their citizenship and “repatriated” to Haiti. 

Host:  Professor Albert Garcia

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April 26.  12:50-2:05PM, NVC 14-240

Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue 

“Rito de paso/Rite of Passage” 

Performance and conversation with Helen Ceballos, Dominican performer and visual artist that addresses issues of migration to Puerto Rico and the US; Black Atlantic; Queer Afro-Latinidad

Host: Professor Rojo Robles