Introducing Black and Latinx Publics!

With support from the Mellon Foundation, the department of Black and Latino Studies will launch a two-year initiative, Black and Latinx Publics!

Black and Latinx Publics will showcase the connections between our commitment to academic excellence and racial and social justice. Take together, these are the pillars of our academic department’s foundational ethos of connecting communities and classrooms, of empowering students with the tools they need to create the futures they want, of engaged pedagogies that recognize teh multiple ways in which knowledge is produced and disseminated.

We are excited to launch our new and updated courses like Fieldwork in Racial and Social Justice, Climate Justice, Afrolatinidades, and the US-Mexico Border in Spring 2024. During the academic year we are also hosting pubic events that create opportunities for all of us to engage the communities we serve, and to invite members of those communities to Baruch.

Here are some upcoming events. Everyone is welcome!

September 22, 7PM: Community Theater Event:  “CANDELA” (Cuba), Teatro LATEA

Written and directed by Jazz Vilá

7PM with a reception and talk with the playwright at theater–limited number of tickets available


October 3, 1-2:30 PM:  “Framing Puerto Rico in the New Millenium” with Professors Rojo Robles, Viviana Rivera-Burgos  @Mishkin Gallery 

October 12:  2:30-4:00PM, Engleman Recital Hall:  Screening of “Faith in Blackness” with discussion with filmmakers (BSC)

October 18:  6PM Caribbean Event with Alumni Affairs and Professor Keisha Allan

October 19, 12:30-2:30PM, NVC 5-160:  AfroLatine Queer ‘Zine-making Workshop with Sharon Lee de la Cruz co-sponsored with Encounters magazine