Celebratory Launch of CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
On June 26, 2012, the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies enjoyed its celebratory launch at the CUNY Graduate Center on 34th Street. Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Consul General Carlos Sada, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson and Executive Director of the CUNY Taskforce for Mexican and Mexican-American Educational Futures were among the speakers. Leaders and members of many community organizations were present including La Unión, Mixteca, Asociación Tepeyac, Mayas, MASA-MexEd, and elected officials including State Senator Bill Perkins, as well as CUNY and area faculty and students.
Virtual Seminar/Seminario Virtual CUNY/BUAP
Nov. 7, 2012. Dra. Gloria Marroni (ICSyH), "Fronteras perversas, familias fragmentadas: el circuito Puebla-Nueva York." Full video available.
Maria da Gloria Marroni, sociologist in the department of Sociological and Political Sciences of the BUAP. Dr. Marroni is author of Las campesinas y el trabajo rural en México de fin de siglo (BUAP, 2000) y Soñar por etapas. Mexicanas, fronteras y migración a Estados Unidos, as well as a book chapter in La diáspora latinoamericana: migración en un mundo globalizado, which she edited with Gloria Salgado (BUAP, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, 2006).
Isabel Martinez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Her teaching and research interests include transnationalism, Mexican youth immigration, Mexican borders, and the intersections of race, immigration and technology. Long involved with issues of educational attainment in Latina/o communities, her recently completed research examines the transnational familial, labor and educational experiences of unaccompanied Mexican immigrant youth in New York. Her article, ?What?s Age Gotta Do With It? Understanding the Age-Identities and School-Going Practices of Mexican Immigrant Youth in New York City? was published in a special issue of The High School Journal focusing on Transnationalism, Latina/o Immigrants and Education, and has a chapter on the US-Mexico border in Latinas/os and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2011).
¡Salud! Beyond Deficits and Paradoxes in Mexican Immigration and Health
A conference held on May 11, 2012 at Lehman College.
Full archival video:
Welcoming Remarks: Alyshia Gálvez, Director; President Ricardo Fernández, Lehman College; Hon. Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice Chancellor, City University of New York; Eduardo Peñaloza, Consul General of Mexico; Dr. Laird Bergad, Demographic Aspects of the Mexican-Origin Population of the New York City Metropolitan Area, 1990 - 2010
Keynote Address by David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA, "250 Years of Latino Health in California"
Panel I: From Deficit Discourses to Culturally Responsive Systems
Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Criminalizing Health Care: Pregnant Immigrant Women and the Question of Public Charge
Anahí Viladrich, From Framing to Counter-framing Narratives: Unauthorized Immigrants and their Right to Health Care in the US
Seth Holmes, "Because They're Lower to the Ground" and Other Naturalizing Narratives
Robert Smith, Mexican immigrants and Seguro Popular
Moderator and discussant: Marilyn Aguirre-Molina
Panel 2: Beyond the Paradox: Health for a new millennium
Peter Guarnaccia, We Eat Meat Everyday: Ecology and Economy of Dietary Change among Oaxacan Migrants from Mexico to New Jersey
Ramona Tenorio, Seeking Health Care in the Urban Shadows: Latino Lay Healing Practices in Milwaukee
Luisa N. Borrell, Revisiting the Hispanic Paradox on All-Cause Mortality: One Size Does Not Fit All
Jennifer Burrell, Rethinking the Mixed Status Family: MexicanMigrants and Health Care Access in Upstate New York
Moderator and discussant: Suzanne Oboler
Roundtable with Health Care Providers: Round Table moderated by David Badillo with Health Advocates and and Practitioners:
Josana Tonda Salcedo, Ventanillas de Salud (Consulate of Mexico in New York)
Haydee Morales, Planned Parenthood of NY
Dr. Francesca Gany, Center for Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Maria Corsaro, CNM, MPH, Columbia Nurse Midwifery Program
Dr. Debra Pelto, MPH, PhD, The Bronx Health Link
Book Presentation Is it Just a Matter of Descuido?: The Health Care Seeking Journey of Latino Men in New York City, by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila and Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, a publication of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity.
Interviews regarding the conference and the launch of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies with:
- Jennifer Burrell, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of anthropology at University at Albany SUNY, where she is also an associate of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, and the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies.
- Luisa Borrell, DDS, Ph.D., Lehman College/CUNY, is a Professor at the Department of Health Sciences, Lehman College and the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health, and the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences, CUNY.
- Ricardo Fernández, President, Lehman College, City University of New York, Español and English
- Alyshia Gálvez, Español, Ph.D., acting director of the the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on the efforts by Mexican immigrants in New York City to achieve the rights of citizenship.
- Peter Guarnaccia, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences and Investigator at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
- Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA.
- Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice-Chancellor, City University of New York
- Seth Holmes, MD, Ph.D., is Martin Sisters Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor of Health and Social Behavior in the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley.
- Dominick Laperuta, Director of Public Safety, Lehman College.
- Eduardo Peñaloza, Educational Programs, Consulate of Mexico in New York.
- Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota.
- Jesus Pérez, Executive Director, CUNY Taskforce on Mexican and Mexican-American Educational Futures
- Victor Pichardo, Community Affairs Officer of State Senator Gustavo Rivera's office
- Fatima Shama, Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, City of New York
- Ramona Tenorio, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a doctoral candidate from the Department of Anthropology
- Anahí Viladrich, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College/CUNY, is a sociologist and medical anthropologist originally from Argentina.
Read our monthly updates about the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies:
- May 2013 Update
- April 2013 Update
- March 2013 Update
- February 2013 Update
- January 2013 Happy New Year
- December 2012 Annual Appeal
- November 2012 A Special Invitation
- November 2012 Seminario Virtual
- November 2012 Update
- October 2012 Mexican Itineraries
- September 2012 News Update
- September 2012 Update
- August 2012 Update
- June 2012 Celebratory Launch of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
- May 2012 Conference
Latin American Women in Education, Science and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities in the Knowledge Society
Dr. Judith Zubieta García, UNAM
Thursday April 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
The CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies is delighted to cosponsor a lecture by
Dr. Judith Zubieta García of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Dr. Zubieta coordinates UNAM's Online and Distance Education. She has a distinguished career promoting women in technology and the sciences. Cosponsors: Office of the Provost, Women's Studies, and Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies.
Launching Ceremony of The Baja Musical Arts Initiative, April 19, 2013 7-10 PM at the Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall, Room 9205, 365 Fifth Avenue. Cosponsored with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. The event will be followed by a reception. To RSVP, click here or call (646)996-9467. For more information about the Baja Musical Arts Intitative, visit http://www.bajamusical.info or Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/BajaMusical.
Cátedra Cultura de México with Professor Angelina Muñiz Huberman
April 23, 24, and 25, 2013. City College.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:00-6:00 PM Mexico's Forgotten Languages/Lenguas Olvidadas de México. The Mott Haven Bronx Public Library. 321 East 140th Street at Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454. Register for the event. Discover Mexico's linguistic diversity with us as we uncover Mexico's forgotten indigenous languages. Join us as we bring together the local Nahuatl and Mixtecto communities of New York to hear personal accounts as well as video footage on what it means to speak an indigenous language, not a "dialect." Come and see how awareness on how to better serve this growing multilingual community.
Monday, November 26, 2012 Film screening of Precious Knowledge at Lehman College from 3:00 PM in Carman B36. The documentary focues on the the banning of the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona. After the film please join us for a discussion about the film and the current change in immigration attitude as a result of the presidential election. Sponsored by the Lehman College D.R.E.A.M. Team.
Friday, November 9, 2012. The American Heart Association's "Tu Corazon Latino" Summit at the Time Warner Center in NYC.The Summit attracts community leaders and issue experts from the Latino community throughout the metropolitan region. Hosted by CBS2 News Medical Correspondent (and American Heart Association Board Member) Dr. Max Gomez, this event will take an in-depth look at how cardiovascular disease impacts the Latino population, across generations. Beginning with a focus on youth, the event will focus on the trajectory from disease prevention to disease management with a targeted review of issues affecting senior populations. This is a public event and is free of charge. Visit www.heart.org/tucorazonlatino to register for this complimentary event.
Monday, November 12, 2012 Several Ways to Die in Mexico City, 6-8 PM at the Graduate Center, Room 9205, 365 Fifth Avenue. Together with the Center for Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, we co-host Several Ways to Die in Mexico City: An Autobiography, a discussion of the book by Kurt Hollander. The lecture will discuss the relationship between death and mega-cities in the developing world (using Mexico City as an example), how globalization is changing this relationship, and its effects on local culture. Originally from New York, Hollander has been living in Mexico City for the past 23 years and is a writer (London Guardian, The Ecologist, NY Times, LA Times, Letras Libres), photographer, filmmaker (Carambola), magazine editor (the Portable Lower East Side, Poliester) and translator.
College Prep Fair at Lehman CollegeSaturday, October 20, 2012 10:00 AM-6:00 PM at the Apex, Lehman College.Sponsored by New Futuro, in conjunction with the Consulate of Mexico in New York:e hundreds of bilingual representatives from universities, colleges, and community organizations as well as dozens of small educational sessions with college and career experts--all there to answer your questions and help you get into college and beyond.
Mexican Itineraries: Relocating Literature, Culture, and the NationA conference sponsored by the CUNY PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures featuring leading scholars from the U.S. and Mexico. October 10-12 at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Creation of CUNY Task Force on Strengthening Educational Opportunities for the Mexican and Mexican American Community
Memorandum of Understanding between the Mexican Consulate and CUNY
Five college fairs, in five CUNY campuses in each of the five boroughs over five years, to promote enrollment in CUNY by Mexican and Mexican-American students
Three conferences on Mexican Immigrants in New York held at Baruch College (2010, 2006) and Lehman College (2006) and sponsored by the Task Force.
Development of Sí Se Puede website
Development with New York City Tech of a restaurant workers' certificate program
Leadership training program at Baruch College with community leaders
Profiling of Mexican community and leaders on CUNY-TV's program Nueva York
Formation of Faculty Initiative for Mexican Studies Initiative
Meeting between CUNY, Department of Education, and Mexican Consulate to address Mexican educational achievement, especially K-12
Mexican and Mexican-American Studies minor at Lehman College
Mex-Ed and MASA: Programs to promote educational achievement of young people
Scholarship fund (IME-Becas) established through the Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME, Institute for Mexicans Abroad) of the Mexican government ($62,000 allocated for 2011-12)