Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 at LALS

This September/October Hispanic Heritage Month celebration during 2021, we are celebrating with a fascinating lecture on the making of Puerto Rican identity in the US specifically related to musical culture. Dr. Rojo Robles, a faculty member at Baruch College Black and Latino Studies Department, will be presenting a talk during one of our classes on Zoom. The talk is entitled Salsa, reggaetón y nación: Race, music and the building of the Puerto Rican Identity.

Dr. Rojo Robles Mejías is a Puerto Rican professor, writer, playwright, and filmmaker

Our class, LALS 10200, Latin American & Caribbean Civilization, taught by LALS faculty member, Dr. Mariana Romo-Carmona, will welcome Dr. Robles via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5th, from 5:00-6:15 pm. This lecture is open to LALS students and faculty. In order to attend, contact Prof. Romo-Carmona at mromocarmona@ccny.cuny.edu to request a Zoom link.

The Latin American & Latin@ Studies Program of the Colin Powell School at City College can be found online here https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/latino as well as on this page on the Commons Our program Director is Dr. Iris López. Full time faculty include Dr. Norma Fuentes Mayorga, and Dr. Sherrie Baver.

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