ISLA- Initiative for The Study of Latin America

Latinx Heritage Month

ISLA Weekly Newsletter
September 13-17th

Latinx Heritage Month 

ISLA is proud to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month this September, and is proud to host two ISLA and Latinx Heritage Month events:  The first one, Primer Cafecito at Baruch, is TOMORROW, TUESDAY SEPT 14th, from 1-2pm on Zoom; more details below – we hope you’ll join us!

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Primer Cafecito at Baruch
TOMORROW, Tuesday, Sept. 14th
1-2pm on Zoom

ISLA gives a warm welcome to new First-Year and transfer students with Primer Cafecito, a brief introduction to the key programs, offices, and Latinx student organizations that Baruch offers students to support their success at Baruch and in their future careers. This event follows in the tradition familiar to most Latinx households -  el cafecito de la tarde. Most enriching and engaging conversations happen during this time, and this is what Primer Cafecito aims to do.

At your Primer Cafecito, you will meet the key people helping Baruch students thrive in The Starr Career Development Center, The Honors Program, The Fellowships Office, The Study Abroad Office, The Newman Library, The Writing Center, The Counseling Center, the Office of Health and Wellness, and the Baruch Climate Scholars Program, as well as our partner student organizations MexiCulture and ASEDOM. 

Join us for conversation over a (virtual) cafecito! 

TOMORROW, TUES. September 14th at 1pm!

Register Here!
Latinx: What’s in the Name?
TOMORROW, Tuesday Sept. 14th
6-7pm on zoom

Join Baruch’s Department of Black and Latinx Studies (BLS) for a conversation about the term Latinx--and all of the other Xs (e.g. Xicanx)—with WSAS faculty members, Prof. George Gonzalez (Sociology/Anthropology), Prof. Rojo Robles(BLS), and Prof. Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado (English).


Join the conversation by clicking the button below.

Register Here
Enjoy a new episode of LatinxVisions, the podcast from BLS professors Rojo Robles and Rebecca Salois, on Latinas on Television:  One Day at a Time.  Start listening by clicking the button below (or you can subscribe on Apple, Stitcher or Spotify).
Listen Now
Cover Letters Workshop​
TOMORROW, Tuesday Sept. 14th
6pm on zoom
This Tuesday 14th at 6-7:30pm sign up for The Writing Center Cover Letters Workshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn to write tailored cover letters (with polished, professional language) that demonstrate why you’re the best candidate for the job. After closely reading job ads to interpret the needs of an employer, you’ll make strategic choices about what to include. Register below
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Analyzing Texts Workshop
Friday, Sept. 17th
12:30pm on zoom
Join The Writing Center this Friday Sept. 17th, at 12:30pm for their Analyzing Texts Workshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn how the best readers analyze texts—by noticing details, observing patterns, and posing questions—and you’ll apply these strategies to your own reading assignments. Register Below.
Register Here
Join MexiCulture this Thursday 16, 2021, 12:30pm-2pm at in their Día de La Independencia event where they would be celebrating la Independencia de Mexico with games, giveaways, and more. ISLA is proud to co-sponsor this event and join MexiCulture in celebrating their independencia.
Viva Mexico! 🇲🇽
Career Pathways and Opportunities in Migration Workshop 
M.A. Program in International Migration Studies,
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Friday, Sept. 17
1-2pm on Zoom
On Friday Sept. 17 at 1pm, you are invited to join the M.A. Program in International Migration Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY for a Career Pathways and Opportunities in Migration Workshop, featuring a conversation with
Krystina François, Executive Director of the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade County, Florida (and CUNY graduate); discussion facilitated by Faculty Friend of ISLA Prof. Els de Graauw (Political Science).
All are welcome to join – for more information, and to register to receive the Zoom link, click below:
What’s Ahead/ El Porvenir:
ISLA's  Upcoming Events
A Trip Around Las Américas:
Thursday, Sept. 30,
1-2pm on Zoom

Join ISLA and Latinx Heritage Month on Zoom on Thursday September 30th at 1pm for A Trip Around Las Américas!  Students will "travel" through breakout rooms and learn more about countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region. There are similarities that bind the very varied countries of this region deeply together. It is through looking at their culture, customs, traditions, food, and music that one can better understand what makes these countries similar and unique. Don't miss the chance to travel to Las Américas and make a round trip, this September 30th, 2021 at 1pm-2pm.

Register Here!
What’s Ahead/El Porvenir:
From our Partners
Honors Program
Visit Madison Square 
Tuesday, Sept. 28th 12:45-2pm or Thursday, Sept. 30th 12:45-2:00pm.
Meet the Macaulay Advisors in the Baruch Plaza
in front of the Annex Building 
RSVP Here!
Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center (WJSC)
Launching in October:
Jewish/Latinx Cinema
Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center
Film Series 2021-22
ISLA is proud to join the Department of Black and Latinx Studies (BLS) and the Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) in co-sponsoring WJSC’s exciting film series for 2021-22 focusing on Jewish/Latinx Cinema.
Fall titles, free 48-hour streaming access, dates TBA
October 7th & 8th: Los Gauchos, Argentina,
directed by Juan Jóse Juisd, 1974

November 3rd & 5th: Leona, Mexico, directed by Isaac Cherem, 2021
December 5th and 6th: Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay, directed by Álvaro Brechner, 2014
Spring titles, in-person screenings at Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC), Engelman Recital Hall, dates TBA 
February: El Brindis, Chile, directed by Shai Agosin, 2007

March: La Amiga, Argentina, directed by Jeanine Meerapfel, 1988
talk-back with the director following the screening!
April: The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Brazil, directed by Cao Hamburger, 2006
*For more information, please email*
 Tune in Friday September 17th at 7pm to Viernes Social with DJ Tyler Marin featuring Brittany Skyler via Zoom. Come and listen to some music with your fellow students in this Latinx Heritage Month event, and join in the celebration. For more information about the event checkout LHM's Instagram below. 

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ISLA is made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Hedwig Feit, whom we thank for her longstanding commitment to Baruch and its students, and is dedicated to the memory of her beloved grandfather, Valentín Lizana y Parragué.
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