We’re a little late catching up with all the events happening in the next month or so, but here’s what we’ve got so far through March.

TRANSLATING SPANISH SONGS: “Lost in Translation: The Beauty and Message of Latinx Music, ” hosted by ISLA, February 17, 6-7 pm. Register here. Famous Spanish songs will be translated into English and analyzed with an eye to what’s lost in translation.

CARNAVAL/CARNIVAL: ISLA and Black and Latino Studies celebrate the Afro-Latinx tradition of carnival in the Americas, February 23, 6-8 pm. Register here.


DEI: The Robert C. Weaver Society presents “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel Discussion: How to Build a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy,” February 24, 6 pm. Strategy. Moderator: Professor and Interim Chair Shelly Eversley (Black and Latino Studies). Panelists include Baruch Chief Diversity Officer Elliott Dawes. Register here.


COMEDY DUO: The Sandra K. Wasserman Jewish Studies Center is hosting the comedy duo El Salomons, a married Jewish-Palestinian lesbian couple, featuring Jess Solomon and Eman El-Hussein, February 24, 7 pm. Register here.

ART WALKING TOUR: Walking tour of public art in the Gramercy neighborhood, hosted by the Mishkin Gallery, February 26, noon, free, RSVP: mishkingallery@baruch.cuny.edu. Masks required, capacity limited to 20 people; first-come basis.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Links to sign up or join these events here.

BLACK LIFE FUTURES: Baruch’s Black Studies Colloquium is presenting a special public-facing research and pedagogy series: “Black Life Futures: Black Ecologies and African Diaspora.” Details here; schedule and registration links below.
  • March 1, 6 pm: Film screening of Quilombo. Audience discussion led by Professors Erica Richardson (English) and Tshombe Miles and Rojo Robles (Black and Latino Studies) will focus on racial capitalism, radical Black feminism, and “telling impossible stories” from archives of slavery as explored in Saidiya Hartman’s essay “Venus in Two Acts.” Register here. Co-sponsored by Mishkin Gallery, which is hosting the event in person for the Baruch community.
  • March 16, 6 pm: Conversation with activist, scholar, and writer Pedro LeBrón Ortiz. Register here.
  • March 22, 12:30-2:30 pm: Black Futures in the Classroom Part I: Faculty and Student Teach-in. Register here.
The Black Studies Colloquium will also present:
  • February 16, 6 pm: “Racial Imaginaries, Classification Schemas and Place in Puerto Rico and among Puerto Ricans in the Continental USA,” Marxe Professor Hector Cordero-Guzman. Register here.
  • April 8, 11 am: Faculty works in progress with Professor Rojo Robles (BLS). Register here.
NYC LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY WORKSHOP: Back at Baruch for the spring semester, in person. Pre-registration required. Email Mark.Rice@baruch.cuny.edu.
  • March 4, 11 am-1 pm: Isabella Cosse (CONICET; Columbia), “Revolutionary Love and Political Struggles in Cold War Argentina.”
  • April 29, 11 am-1 pm: Daniela Traldi (Lehman), “’Real’ Feminisms: Gender, Race, and the Far Right in 20th Century Brazil (1920 to 1985).”
NONPROFIT NEWS: “The Role and Vision of Nonprofit News.” Speakers: Susan Chira, editor-in-chief, The Marshall Project; Akoto Ofori-Atta, co-founder and chief audience officer, Capital B, written by and for Black people; Mazin Sidahmed; co-founder and co-executive director of Documented, covering NYC’s immigrant community. Moderator: Professor Gisele Regatão (Journalism). March 31, 5:30-7 pm. Register here.