CCNY Announces Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Events

September 16, 2013 | City College

Latin American Poetry Festival October 9 -10 at CCNY’s Center for Worker Education.

The City College of New York is celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with a host of events that includes lectures, photo exhibits, fairs, dance workshops and musical performances at both its main campus and Center for Worker Education in Lower Manhattan. Hispanics are the largest ethnic group on campus, comprising 32 percent of CCNY’s student population.

Painting by Leslie Jiménez, part of a Dominican Studies Institute art exhibit running through November 15 at CCNY.

Organizations presenting City College’s Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month events include:

  • CUNY Dominican Studies Institute;
  • Division of Interdisciplinary Studies;
  • Historical Memory Project;
  • Latino Heritage Month Student Committee;
  • Office of Student Life & Leadership;
  • The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development.

A list of events, including dates, brief descriptions, times and locations follows. Unless noted otherwise, all events are free and open to the public.

Through September 23, “September 11, 1973 to Today: Commemorating 40 Years since the Military Coup in Chile.” A traveling photo exhibit on the resistance to state violence and neoliberalism in Chile. Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21 (closed Sunday, September 22). Center for Worker Education (CWE), seventh floor, 25 Broadway.

Through November 15, “Condition: My Place Our Longing.” An art exhibit highlighting the work of Dominican immigrant artists Julianny Ariza and Leslie Jiménez. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, Room 2/202 North Academic Center.

September 16, Latino Heritage Month Breakfast. Students and faculty come together to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage month with food. 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Monday, September 16, Hoffman Atrium, North Academic Center. Open to the CCNY community only.

September 18, Latino Heritage Month Awareness Fair. Learn about different aspects of Latino culture and influences in dance, engineering, disability services, food and more. Enjoy free food from different Latin American countries while listening to Spanish music. 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, North Academic Center Ballroom.

September 19, Latino Heritage Month Kick Off. CCNY’s weekly Thursday club hour activities salute Hispanic heritage on campus with Latino-themed cultural events and offerings, including music and food. 12 noon – 2 p.m., Thursday, September 19, North Academic Center Plaza.

September 20, Tipico Night. A celebration of Latino Heritage Month that features live bands showcasing different styles of music. 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., Friday, September 20, Nat Holman Gymnasium. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at door, and $12 after 10 p.m.

September 20 – October 31, “Dominican and Caribbean Conservation.” Photographic exhibit by Eladio Fernandez that showcases the splendor of the Dominican and Caribbean landscapes while reminding us of the delicate balance between man and nature. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturdays (closed Sundays) through October 31. Center for Worker Education, seventh floor, 25 Broadway.

September 23 – October 15, Latino Heritage Month poster display. Posters of influential Latin American figures in diverse fields who have made immeasurable contributions to society. NAC Rotunda.

September 25, Wednesday Night Live. Live entertainment by El Grito de Poetas, a collective of seven diverse Latinos representing the Caribbean, Central and South America. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, North Academic Center Ballroom.

September 26, Dance Lecture and Workshop. Three fun-filled hours with trained stage actress and dancer Xiomara Cintrón covering the history, music and cultural dance of Puerto Rico. Ladies are strongly encouraged to wear circular skirts or a long skirt with movement. Flat shoes required. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday, September 26, Center for Worker Education, seventh floor, 25 Broadway.

October 9 – 10, Latin American Poetry Festival, NYC 2013. Readings, lectures, musical and theatrical performances, panel discussions and round tables by poets originally from Latin America. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, and 1 – 3 p.m. and 6 – 7:30 pm Thursday, October 10, Center for Worker Education, seventh floor, 25 Broadway.

October 10, Diversity Talks. Social forum discussing topics relating to Latino culture. 12 noon – 2 p.m., Thursday, October 10, North Academic Center ballroom.

October 11, Latino Heritage Month Closing – Culture Show. A free show saluting Latino culture ends a month of celebrations of Hispanic heritage by CCNY’s student body. 7 – 10 p.m. Friday, October 11, Aronow Theatre, North Academic Center.

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