“Ser Latino en Tiempos de Intolerancia Racial” (“Being Latino in Times of Racial Intolerance”).  
Dr. Oswaldo Estrada - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date:  Thursday,  9/9/2021
Time:   2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (est)
CC Clue 

Dr. Estrada is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies and a celebrated Peruvian-American author. He won the 2020 Premio de la Feria Internacional del Libro Latino at Tufts, and two of his books won Latino Book Awards in 2020. He will speak about being an immigrant writer, questions of identity, and will read from his work. This presentation will be in Spanish.

For additional information, please contact: Sarah Pollack (Sarah.Pollack@csi.cuny.edu).

This program is in honor of Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month at CSI. It is co-sponsored by the Minor in Latin America, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies, the Department of World Languages and Literatures, and the Office of Student Life - Pluralism and Diversity.


A dialogue with writer Mariana Graciano  Presented by writer Sara Cordón

Date:  Friday,  5/7/2021
Time:   4:30 pm - 5:15 pm (est)
Zoom:  https://baruch.zoom.us/j/5843202766, Meeting ID: 584 320 2766 Passcode: 111

Mariana Graciano studied literature and linguistics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 2010, she has lived in New York where she completed a Master's degree in creative writing at New York University, and received her PhD from The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2017. Her work has appeared in journals in Argentina, the United States, and Spain. Her first book of short stories, La visita (Demipage 2013), earned her the recognition of Talento Fnac. She has also participated in the anthologies Escribir en Nueva York (Caja Negra, 2014), Disculpe que no me levante (Demipage, 2014), and Estados Hispanos de América (Sudaquia, 2016). Her most recent novel Pasajes has been published in both Spanish and English (with the title Passages, translated by Professor Sarah Pollack) by Chatos Inhumanos. Her website is https://www.marianagraciano.com/. This virtual event is Free,  and will be held in Spanish.

For additional information, please contact: Álvaro Baquero-Pecino (Alvaro.BaqueroPecino@csi.cuny.edu) or Sara Cordón (Sara.CordonHornillos@csi.cuny.edu).


Sponsored by:  The Spanish Program, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Program in Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS), The Spanish Club. CC-CLUE Certified. The novel Pasajes published by Chatos Inhumanos (https://www.chatosinhumanos.com)


Speak Out Against Anti-Asian Violence! (212181-PG)

Date:  Thursday,  5/6/2021
Time:   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (est)
Place:  Virtual Event

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdOuhpzwoGt1xs99RI40XYBmoCO5aBmzZ

The CSI community is invited to speak out against the anti-Asian hate that has increased since Covid-19 emerged. A panel of students, faculty, and staff will guide our conversation. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts, questions, and experiences. This event is in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Panelists: Xin Yan Zhu Jiang, Sophomore, Biology, Macaulay Honors Program; Qimei Luo, Class of 2011, Public Relations Professional, Social Media; ​Lara Saguisag, Associate Professor, English; Ava Chin, Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction + Journalism, English; Winnie Brophy, Director of Special Programs and Initiatives, Center for Global Engagement; Benji Kuriakose, IT Senior Associate, Office of Information Technology Services; Ananya Mukherjea, associate Professor & Chairperson, Sociology and Anthropology; 

Moderated by Alana Gaymon, Executive Associate to the Dean, School of Health Sciences​


Sponsored by: The Office of Student Life - Pluralism & Diversity, Center for Global Engagement​​, The Department of World Languages & Literatures, The School of Health Sciences, and East Asian Studies. PG-CLUE. (https://csi.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7080841)


A dialogue on migration and human rights with activist Sani Ladan  Presented by Professor Álvaro Baquero-Pecino

Date:  Thursday,  4/29/2021
Time:   4:40 pm - 5:40 pm (est)
Place:  Virtual Event

Sani Ladan is a Human Rights advocate, a social educator, an internationalist, a migration expert, and the President of the Association ELÍN (Ceuta, Spain). Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/saniladan12. Watch Sani Ladan ́s TEDx Talk Lo que no vemos en el debate sobre la inmigración: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG4dF-uZVlM. This virtual event is Free,  and will be held in Spanish.

Registration is required, please contact: Álvaro Baquero-Pecino (Alvaro.BaqueroPecino@csi.cuny.edu).


Sponsored by:  The Spanish Program, The Spanish Club, Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS) Program, Department of World Languages and Literatures, The International Studies Program. CC-CLUE Certified. 


A conversation with playwright MAR GÁMEZ  Presented by Gemma Ibarra

Date:  Wednesday,  4/28/2021
Time:   10:15 am
Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83898609392, Meeting ID: 838 9860 9392

Mar Gámez holds a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked as a journalist for Spanish and International media, and she is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Central State University. A renowned playwright, her comedy, La fauna del poder, was produced in theaters in both Europe and the US, and was published by Ediciones Lacre. This virtual event is Free,  and will be held in Spanish.

For additional information, please contact: Álvaro Baquero-Pecino (Alvaro.BaqueroPecino@csi.cuny.edu) or Gemma Ibarra (Gema.RodriguezIbarra@csi.cuny.edu).


Sponsored by:  The Spanish Program, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Program in Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS), The Spanish Club. CC-CLUE Certified


FACULTY WEBINAR: Ce qui se passe en cours, 3rd meeting.

The webinar series "Ce qui se passe en cours" is open to all CUNY French instructors, and it consists of regularly scheduled conversations about a topic of teaching interest. The first conversation of 2021 will be an informal discussion entitled Engaging Language Learners Online” and will be held on Tuesday, March 23rd at 2PM. 

Facilitated by: Jeanne-Rachel Leroux, Lecturer and French Program Coordinator at the College of Staten Island.

Sponsored by: Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC) at the Graduate Center/CUNY

 


PREVIOUS SEMESTERS


STUDY ABROAD IN SUMMER 2020: Literature in Soria, Spain

The overseas program Literature, History, Art and Culture in Soria, Spain, will run from July 6-24, 2020 and will be taught in English!

Dr. Nuria Morgado, Professor and Coordinator of Spanish and a native of Spain will run this program, which will be both classroom and on-site based, and it will include local and national study trips as well as educational and cultural activities. Just click the link to see details and to apply.
 
 
Sponsored by: The College of Staten Island (CSI) and The City University of New York (CUNY)
 

OPEN HOUSE: Spanish and Minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies

Date:  Tuesday,  10/29/2019
Time:   2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Place:  Modern Languages Media Center 2S-114

This Open House is an informal gathering of LACLS and Spanish faculty, students and representatives from the Spanish Club and Sigma Delta Pi. All interested students are welcome to come and meet professors and fellow students to learn more about the Spanish majors and minors, special events and resources, and courses offered in Spring 2020. 

Co-Sponsored by:  Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Minor in Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS). CC-CLUE Certified


In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month: In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media and Citizenship. 

Date:  Thursday,  10/17/2019
Time:   2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Place:  1P-Recital Hall

A Lecture and book presentation by Dr. Jillian Báez, Hunter College, CUNY.  CC Clue Event.

Co-sponsored by: The Minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies and the Department of World Languages and Literatures.


Fractured memories: Living with violence in México

Date:  Tuesday,  9/17/2019
Time:   2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Place:  1P-103

An Artist Talk by Prof. Miguel Aragón.  

Sponsored by: The Minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Department of Performing and Creative Arts.


Moon Festival Celebration

Date:  Thursday,  9/12/2019
Time:   2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Place:  1C-Campus Center, Green Dolphin Lounge

Come celebrate together and learn about the Moon Festival! Come join us and have a fun-filled afternoon of games and prizes! Learn about China and Chinese-related resources at CSI! Refreshments/moon cakes wil be served. PG and CC CLUE Event. This program is funded by the Campus Activities Board using Student Activity Fees.

For more information, call the Center for Global Engagement. Phone: 718.982.2100


New York City Civil Service 101 Sponsored by: Macaulay Honors College

Date:   Friday, 5/3/2019
Time:   1:00-2:30 pm
Place:  Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th street, Screening Room

Are you seeking a job with good benefits, where you can make a difference while buidling a career? The City of New York has more than 80 agencies with 300, 000 employees and opportunities from nearly every occupation. This information Session will provide you with everything you need to know about applying for New York City government jobs and becoming a civil servant. 

For more information, contact: Gianina Chrisman. Associate Director of Career Development. Email: Gianina.Chrisman at mhc.cuny.edu. Phone: 212-729-2947


A Conversation With Writer Mariana Graciano About Her Novel Pasajes

Date:   Wednesday, 5/1/2019
Time:   5:00-6:20 pm
Place:  2S-215

Mariana Graciano studied literature and linguistics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received her doctorate from The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2017. Since 2010, she has lived in New York where she completed a Master's degree in creative writing at New York University. Her work has appeared in journals in Argentina, the United States, and Spain. Her first book of short stories, La Visita (Demipage 2013), earned her the recognition of Talento Fnac. She has also participated in the anthologies Escribir en Neuva York (Caja Negra, 2014), Disculpe que no me levante (Demipage, 2014), and Estados Hispanos de América (Sudaquia, 2016). Her most recent novel Pasajes has been published in both Spanish and English (with the title Passages) by Chatos Inhumanos.

For additional information, please contact: Prof. Álvaro Baquero Pecino (Alvaro.BaqueroPecino at csi.cuny.edu), Prof. Rafael de la Dehesa (Rafael.delaDehesa at csi.cuny.edu).

Sponsored by: The Spanish Program, the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Program in Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS).


OPEN HOUSE: American Sign Language Open House and Movie Night

Date:   Friday, 4/12/2019
Time:   6:00-9:00 pm
Place:  1P Recital Hall

Learn about the American Sign Language program and  meet the faculty. The movie Universal Signs: Sense the Life Around You will be screened as part of the Open House event.


Carmen Boullosa presents New York and the Spanish-Speaking World: Literary Perspectives

Date:   Tuesday, 4/9/2019
Time:   2:30-4:00 pm
Place:  1P Recital Hall

How have Spanish-speaking writers experienced New York? The works of poets, playwritghts, novelilsts, and essayists, like Jose Marti, Garcia Lorca, gabriella Mistral, Julia de Burgos, Victoria Ocampo, and others will be presented by Carmen Boulllosa, one of Mexico's most important writers.

Co-Sponsored by: The Macalauy Honors College, the Department of World Languages and Literatures, the Minor in Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS). CC-CLUE Certified


OPEN HOUSE: Spanish and Minor in Latin American, Carribean, and Latina/o Studies

Date:   Tuesday, 3/26/2019
Time:   2:30-4:30 pm
Place:  2S-114 Modern Languages Media Center

This Open House is an informal gathering of LACLS and Spanish faculty, students and representatives from the Spanish Club and Sigma Delta Pi. All interested students are welcome to come and meet professors and fellow students to learn more about the Spanish majors and minors, special events and resources, and courses offered in Fall 2019. The Open House will be followed by the initiation ceremony of Spanish students into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Co-Sponsored by:  Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Minor in Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS). Coffee and Cake will be served. CC-CLUE Certified


A Conversation and Poetry Reading with Alberto Valdivia Baselli

Date:   Thursday, 3/21/2019
Time:   3:00-4:20 pm
Place:  2S-220

Piensamiento utópico, (de)construcción de nación y resistiencia política e ideológica en el mundo aldino (siglos XVII-XX). The event will be held in Spanish with translation available. 
Co-Sponsored by:  Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Minor in Latin American, Carribean and Latina/o Studies (LACLS)


OPEN HOUSE: Italian Studies

Date:   Tuesday, 3/19/2019
Time:   2:30-4:30 pm
Place:  2S-114 Modern Languages Media Center

Come meet professors and students of the Italian Studies program and members of the student club Viva l'Italiano. Learn about course offerings and opportunities to study abroad in Italy.
Light refreshments will be served. CC-CLUE Certified


A History of American Sign Language, Deaf Community and Culture

Date:   Thursday, 3/12/2019
Time:   2:30-4:30 pm
Place:  1L-203 Faculty Lounge

The talk covers the history of American Sign Lanuage and deaf community and culture in America since its inception in early nineteenth century, and the role of American intellectual history in shaping developments in the langauge, community and culture of deaf people.

Co-Sponsored by:  American Sign Language Program and the Faculty Center


OPEN HOUSE: French Minor and Book Donation

Date:   Tuesday, 3/12/2019
Time:   2:30-4:30 pm
Place:  2S-114 Modern Languages Media Center

Come meet professors and students of the French program and learn opportunities to study abroad in French-speaking countries. Plus stop by the study lounge to pick up your free books!
Light refreshments will be served. CC-CLUE Certified