Friday, May 2nd, Queens College Rosenthal Library

High school students, community members, professors, and artists will be gathering to share knowledge, create knowledge, and hear the voices of New York City youth on topics relating to Latin American and Latino Studies.

Click the link for the Symposium Guide, which will have the schedule of events and presentations.

Program for 2nd Annual Student Symposium

See you in Queens!

Symposium Prep Workshops Announced for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and the Dominican Studies Institute

Invitation40yr_frontThe Center for Puerto Rican Studies comprehensive symposium prep workshop at their archival space in East Harlem will take place on April 8th, from 4pm to 6pm. Archivists, researchers, librarians, and educators affiliated with El Centro will lead guests through presentations on their collection, and ways in which educators and students can best utilize their resources. The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is an internationally renowned site of information on Puerto Rico and The Puerto Rican experience in the United States and abroad. This unique opportunity for students and educators is open to the public and is free of charge. Space is limited. Please RSVP with Gabriel Higuera (ghiguera@gc.cuny.edu) to secure your seats.

cunydsiprimarylogomay2010The Dominican Studies Institute will be hosting a Symposium Prep workshop on April 10th, from 4pm to 6pm at their location on the campus of City College. The presentation is designed to assist high school students and educators involved in preparations for the 2nd Annual CUNY High School Student Symposium on Latina, Latino, and Latin American Studies. The resources of the DSI are unequaled in the United States. DSI staff will give an overview of their services and collection, while providing an overview of how to utilize their resources for research purposes. Contact Assistant Librarian Nelson Santana (nsantana@ccny.cuny.edu) or Gabriel Higuera, or Symposium Coordinator (ghiguera@gc.cuny.edu) to RSVP as space is limited.

Queens College Hosts Second Annual CUNY Latina, Latino, and Latin American Studies High School Student Symposium


Rosenthal Library, Queens College

High school students from throughout New York City and beyond will come together at Queens College to discuss their research on Latina, Latino, and Latin American Studies on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

The Queens College Latin American and Latino Studies Program is hosting the 2nd Annual CUNY High School Student Symposium, providing an opportunity for students to meet with their peers from throughout the city and share their work in a public forum moderated by college students, community leaders, and professors. The purpose of the symposium is to recognize the brilliance of New York City youth, hear their voices, and engage in discussion on themes relating to Latin American Studies and the diverse Latina/o experience in the U.S.

This symposium builds on the work done in 2013 through a collaborative effort which established ISLAS, the Inaugural High School Student Symposium on Latina, Latino, and Latin American Studies. ISLAS was held at Lehman College, sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Mexican Studies. The greater historical context is that this would not have been possible without the spirit and determination of those CUNY students who led the fight for open admissions, the establishment of African American Studies and Puerto Rican Studies programs CUNY campuses, beginning with Lehman College and Hunter College, and eventually throughout the CUNY system in all five boroughs.