Once I Was You

On September 15, 2020 – the first day of Latinx Heritage month last year, Maria Hinojosa released her new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America. We were (unknowingly) at the end of the Trump presidency and tensions were high. Hinojosa, a well-known voice in that Latinx…

Latinx: What’s In a Name? Resources

Latino, Latina, Latinx:  What’s In a Name?  panel discussion. Professors George Gonzalez, Jennifer Carroccio Maldonado, and Rojo Robles shared some resources for more learning about the debates and considerations about the changing terms for peoples of Latin American descent: Luis Noe-Bustamante, Lauren Mora, and Mark Hugo Lopez, “About One-in-Four Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but…

Latinx Podcast Recommendations

This semester, I began a Latinx Studies podcast project with Professor Rojo Robles entitled Latinx Visions. The first episodes are available now and can be found on Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts. This podcast will run in “seasons” with at least five episodes per season. Our first season focuses on Latinas and we…

“Puerto Rico en mi Corazón,” Poetics of Care and Dissent

Edited by Carina del Valle Schorske, Ricardo Maldonado, Erica Mena, and  Raquel Salas Rivera, the poetry anthology Puerto Rico en mi corazón is a complex project of networking, printmaking, translation, and climate justice activism that goes beyond the actual book. The collection embodies feminist and queer poetics of care, diasporic communion and intimacy, decolonial politics, and…

Fringe Boricua Filmmaking in NYC: Reimagining the Queer Archive

The experimental short film Patitos comiendo arroz (Patitos eating rice) directed by playwright-director and filmmaker Javier Antonio González is a freewheeling collaboration with his artistic troupe, Caborca. The film is inspired by the groundbreaking book la novelabingo (Editorial El libro viaje 1976/Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2011) by renowned (from a critical standpoint,) yet obscured Diasporican-queer writer,…

Delores Huerta

What do you know about Delores Huerta? Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) is a powerful labor organizer, Chicana civil rights leader, and feminist activist. In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta, along with César Chávez, united Mexican, Mexican-American and Filipino farmworkers and founded the United Farmworker Union (UFW) in central California. Huerta led the struggle to organize exploited…

Latinx Television

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic had us all watching more television than we had previously done, there were arguments to be made that we were in this sort of “New” Golden Age of Television. With streaming services allowing us to go back at any point and miss the shows we hadn’t seen before and also…

Latino, Latina, Latinx History: Let’s Celebrate!

What was once known as Hispanic Heritage Week, began in 1968 when Civil Rights Activisms were reshaping the United States.  The California Congressman from East Los Angeles, George E, Brown pushed for more recognition of the culture and history of Latinx peoples in the United States.  Today, the United States celebrates Latinx Heritage for a…

BLS Open House: Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

Join us as we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month!  BLS will host an Open House on September 9, from 1PM -2PM. https://baruch.zoom.us/j/84955196946 Meeting ID: 849 5519 6946 Passcode: BLS2021 One tap mobile +16465588656,,84955196946# US (New York) Student leaders Osvaldo Garcia and Laiba Hussein  will moderate a conversation with Professors Rojo Robles and Rebecca Salois about their…

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…