SPRING 2024 (Everyone is Welcome)

March 6, 4-6PM, English Dept. Lounge VC 7-240:  Publishing Event with Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director, Duke UP

April 1-5, 8-12:  Join us as we paint migrant portraits for the El Paso del Norte mural project. As a community, we have the opportunity to come together and illustrate the faces of contemporary migration through the power of art and storytelling. The mural will be installed at the El Paso and Ciudad Juárez border in early May. 2-6PM, in the BLS department, VC 4-280. RSVP. 

April 15: Join the Black Studies Colloquium in conversation with Conor Tomás Reed about their book New York Liberation School. Along with Dr. Rojo Robles and Dr. Keisha Allan, Reed will explore how in the 1960s and ’70s New York City’s classrooms and streets radiated as epicenters of Black, Puerto Rican, queer, and women’s liberation. 5:30-7PM, VC 14-266

April 18: Roderick Ferguson (Yale University), “Queer and Trans Liberation and the Critique of Fascism”  6-8PM, VC 14-285

May 1: Dr. Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana will present on the Playas de Tijuana Mural Project at El Paso Community College as part of the Papagayo 2024 Spring Festival.

May 2: Dr. Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana and Mellon US-Mexico Border Applied Studies fellow Ariel Morales will lead the installation of the El Paso del Norte mural project in Ciudad Juárez. The portraits in the mural were painted by students from the US-Mexican Border and Latinx Communities in the US courses and volunteers. 

May 5:   Community Party at LATEA, 107 Suffolk Street, 2-6PM.  Family and friends are welcome!

May 6: A conversation with Isabela Raygoza, Associate Editor, Billboard Español, “Contributions of Mexican-American & Latinx Communities in the Music Industry.” 4:10 PM EST, VC 4-175 and Zoom Meeting ID: 681 923 7260. 

FALL 2023  (Everyone is welcome)

August 31, 12PM-2 PM:  Party on the Plaza  

August 31, 6-8 PM:  Mishkin Gallery Opening, “We didn’t ask permission, we did it anyway


September 7, 12:30-2PM:  Latinx Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

September 14, 12:30-2:PM:  Premier Cafecito


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

October 10, 10-2PM:  BLS Community Service Day! 

October 12:  2:30-4:00PM, Engleman Recital Hall:  Screening of “Faith in Blackness” with discussion with filmmakers (Black Studies Colloquium)October 18 (evening):  Caribbean Event with Alumni Affairs and Professor Keisha Allan

October 19, 12:30-2:30PM:  AfroLatine Queer ‘Zine-making Workshop with Sharon Lee de la Cruz


November 14:  Community Day with Mishkin Gallery Exhibition + Centro + performance by Joel “Yoyo” Rodríguez Vargas

Spring 2021

March 11@1PM:  Screening and conversation with filmmaker, Tayler Montague and Professor Bridgett Davis.

March 11 @1PM: “Black and Indigenous Resistance to Racist Backlash in the Americas” by Juliet Hooker

March 4 @ 6PM:  Community Happy Hour for all faculty and staff interested in Black Studies (sponsored by the Black Studies Colloquium)

February 26 @11AMDiversity Career Expo (sponsored by STARR Career Development Center)

February 25@5PM:  Fulbright Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean (sponsored by ISLA)

February 25@1PM:  Globus Conversation with Professor Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins University). 

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February 18@6PM!  Celebrate the Afro-Latinx Traditions of Carnival (sponsored by ISLA)

February 18 @1PM :  BLS Open House!  (register here)

Digital Black History Month!  Follow us on Instagram @BLS.Baruch

Fall 2020

September 16 @7PM

“Creating the Beloved Community” with  Dr. Terri N. Watson (September 16 @7pm)

sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center’s Program in Urban Education

September 30 @ 7:30PM

“Change:  Making Education More Equitable” with Tressie McMillian-Cottom

(Sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center Public Programming)

October 8 @12:30PM

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @Baruch

BLS Professor Karanja Keita Carroll, the Professional Staff Congress,  and other Baruch community faculty, students, and staff talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion from a range of perspectives.

October 9 @11:10AM

“Negras, Enslaved Women Rebellion” with Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro + Rojo Robles

(Sponsored by the BSC  and the Black and Latino Studies Department at Baruch)

October 22 @1PM

“Abolition and the Policing of Black Mothers” with Dorothy Roberts + Erica Richardson (October 22 @1pm)

(Sponsored by the BSC)

October  23-29

“Driving while Black” with Roberta Gumbel + Erica Richardson with Baruch Students, Jaelin Meegan +Teona Pagan

(Sponsored by Baruch Performing Arts Center)

Spring 2020


Highlander 2

In a special conversation for Baruch students, poetry professor Donika Kelly talks with poet Ladan Osman about writing poems right now–even with social distancing.