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The Latin American & Latin@ Studies Program at City College of New York welcomes Dr. Juanita Díaz-Cotto

Professor Díaz-Cotto is a professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies at SUNY Binghamton. Within Latin America and the Caribbean her special areas of interest have been: revolutionary movements, state formation, political economy, peasants, the military, feminist and lesbian-feminist movements, and the African Diaspora. Additional specialties include: Latinas(os) and women of color in the U.S. and the impact of criminal justice system on women and men of color in the U.S. and Latin America. One of Diaz-Cotto’s primary academic and scholarly objectives is to “help students bridge the gap between theory and practice inside and outside the classroom.”

Juanita Díaz-Cotto, also Juanita Ramos

Active in human rights for more than 30 years, she has given lectures and presentations all across the globe.  Díaz-Cotto is the author of Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice, winner of an International Latino Book Award and Foreword Magazine Book Award.  She has published several other books including Gender, Ethnicity and the State: Latina and Latino Prison Politics, and Compañeras: Latina Lesbians, compiled and edited as Juanita Ramos.

Hispanics in the U.S.:  Migration and Adjustment. LALS 12600  – 3:30 pm-4:45 pm (with Prof. M. Romo-Carmona). To attend this talk on Zoom, contact Prof. Romo-Carmona at mromocarmona@ccny.cuny.edu.

Sponsored by the Latin American and Latin@ Studies Program, Iris López, Director.


Live CLAG webinar series


Over the next three months, in lieu of a Spring 2021 conference, the Conference of Latin American Geography will be hosting a series of free LiveCLAG webinars. Details about the full slate of sessions can be found at: https://clagscholar.org/conferences/2021-live-clag.

The first LiveCLAG webinar, titled “Reassessing Vulnerability and Solidarity in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 Pandemic” will be held on Thursday, February 4 at 5pm (EST). Panelists will provide updates on their contributions to the Journal of Latin American Geography and discuss recent research on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Viviana Buitrón Cañadas, Asociación Geográfica del Ecuador, and Danilo Borja, University of Calgary
Christian Abizaid, University of Toronto
Robert Huish, Dalhousie University
Annette Idler, Harvard University, and Markus Hochmüller, University of Oxford

James Biles, City University of New York

For further information and to register, please visit the LiveCLAG website (see above) or click on the following Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reassessing-vulnerability-solidarity-in-lac-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-tickets-137506047289. You will receive a confirmation e-mail after registering.

Radiating Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies from CUNY

November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021

About the Residency 

This residency will share archives and learning/organizing lessons on the entwined legacies of Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies and movements at CUNY in the 1960s and 70s, in order to nourish bridges between community organizers, cultural workers, educators, and students in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. 
These radiant histories will be broadcast through a three-month series of seven online public dialogues on the lives of Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, and Audre Lorde; explorations in Black~Puerto Rican~Third World Feminist Studies at CUNY now; histories of how CUNY movements created Open Admissions and Ethnic Studies; and present efforts to decolonize CUNY and New York City. All programs will be conducted online via Zoom, and several of the presentations will feature live Spanish interpretation. 
We actively welcome working-class Black, Indigenous, Asian, Caribbean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and beyond (BIPOC)—especially women, gender non-binary, and queer and trans—individuals and groups to attend and participate. The events and materials will be available for all, but we will intentionally center these participants in our process. 
The residency will culminate in the creation of digital and print materials for free distribution at Wendy’s Subway. For more information, contact rachel@wendyssubway.com

Conference Schedule:
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 3:30pm
Activating June Jordan’s “Life Studies”: Notes, Conversation, and Workshop: Maryam Parhizkar, Talia Shalev, Conor Tomás Reed https://yale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlduCtqjgvGNd_IK7UogyBgPRwNNajS4yC

Monday, November 30, 2020, 6:00 pm
Translating Audre Lorde Now: Diarenis Calderón Tartabull, Julián González Beltrez, AnouchK Ibacka Valiente, Tito Mitjans Alayón, Geo Vidiella

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 6:00pm
The School of Toni Cade Bambara: Makeba Lavan, Thabiti Lewis, Louis Massiah

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 6:00pm
Transforming CUNY Admissions, Studies, Movements: Ricardo Gabriel, Amaka Okechukwu, Anna Zeemont

Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:00pm
Decolonize CUNY and NYC!

Register here to attend. Spanish interpretation available.

Poet and Academic, Prof. Moisés Park, from Baylor University

Professor Park returned to City College via Zoom to give a presentation in our Gender, Race, & Latinidad course, on October 27, this Fall. His presentation covered a number of issues dealing with identity, including masculinities, sexism, racism, Latinx identity, prejudices against Asian communities in the U.S. and in Latin America, and the inherited, “2nd-hand orientalism” expressed in Latinx and Latin American society. Drawing on the analysis from his article, “The Latin Dragon: Remasculinization of the ‘Oriental’ Male in Marko Zaror’s Films,” Professor Park talked about the martial arts films featuring the Chilean actor, Marko Zaror, who is of Palestinian descent, and the contradictions about Asian and Latinx identities in Chile and other countries in in Latin America.

Photo from Dr. Park’s last visit to our campus, Feb. 2019.

Having grown up in Santiago, Chile, in the Korean-Chilean community, Dr. Park also spoke about his experience as an Asian man in the U.S. You can read his poetry in Y el verso cae al aula and his other academic work on his academia.edu page.

You can get the link to watch the recording of our Zoom class under Guest Speakers.

Below are a few screenshots of our class during the presentation.


Neighborhood in Santiago, Chile

Left: stereotypical image from martial arts films; center, cover from Dr. Park’s poetry collection Y el verso cae al aula; right, part of our class on Zoom on Oct. 27, 2020.