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The Five Demands: Film Screening & Black/Latinx Student Club Fair

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Join us at 5 p.m. in Engelman Recital Hall to experience a unique moment of CUNY history in a screening and discussion of The Five Demands, a documentary that unveils the untold narrative of the groundbreaking student takeover at The City College of New York in April 1969—and the organized student movements that challenged the university to represent Black and Puerto Rican students on campuses. After the film, our panelists will delve into issues raised by the film.

Outside the auditorium, a Black/Latinx Student Club Fair will feature opportunities for campus engagement and community.

In spring 1969, CUNY students, faculty, and community activists mobilized in efforts to reshape CUNY and reverse its systemic disenfranchisement of Black and Puerto Rican communities. We invite faculty, staff, and students across CUNY to join in the spirit of solidarity with historically marginalized New York City students and the ongoing struggle to represent diverse populations in curriculum and departments.
Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable evening!

This event is part of Black History Month at Baruch College, and is co-sponsored by the Black & Latinx Studies Department, the Baruch SEEK Program, The CUNY 1969 Project at the Baruch Center for Teaching & Learning, the Higher Education Studies Program at the Marxe School, the Office of Student Life, the Baruch chapters of Young Democratic Socialists of America and CUNY Rising Alliance, the Mishkin Gallery, and the Office of Diversity, Compliance & Equity Initiatives.

Register now while tickets last.


February 20
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010
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