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Interested in taking courses on Mexican Studies? Take a look at the classes being offered around CUNY


Upcoming Events:

When Governments Kill Their Students: México Now

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Kimmel Center at New York University
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium*
(60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor New York, NY 10012)

Scholars, artists, students, activists, and the public will gather in a Teach-In to explore the current crisis in México––and the role that U.S. policy has played in its creation.

Invited participants include Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, The Illuminator Collective, Greg Grandin, Macarena Gomez-Barris, Gerardo Renique, Diana Taylor, Christy Thornton, María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Isabel Gil Everaert, Rossana Reguillo, Antonio Zúñiga, Juan Carlos Ruiz, Marcial Godoy-Anativia, and others.

This event is free and open to the public. Come, participate, and together, let's build cross-border networks of solidarity.


4:30 pm  Assembly at Washington Square Arch
5 pm Procession through Washington Square Park into Teach-In
5–9 pm Teach-in at Eisner Auditorium in NYU’s Kimmel Center
9 pm Outdoor participatory projections with The Illuminator

The teach-in will be LIVESTREAMED. To view the live video feed click here:

This event is co-sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, the Critical Tactics Lab (CTL), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU, and the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

*This is a wheelchair accessible venue

Gift Wrapping by Becari@s at La Casa Azul Bookstore

December 13, 14, 20, 21, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

(143 East 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029)

Becari@s will be gift wrapping books and raising funds the Becari@ Program. The program offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community.



The Bronx Documentary Center presents:

Mexicanos en el Bronx. Firmes

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:00 PM
Bronx Documentary Center
(614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451)

This is the story of the hardships and triumphs of a group of Mexican immigrants fighting for survival in the Bronx. United by their love for art, culture and Mexican traditions, they have forged strong bonds and formed a solid community.Together they reinterpret what it means to be Mexican within the complex urban landscape of New York City. Directed by Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda.

Panel discussion with Nayli Melendez and Manuel Ochoa subjects of the film and FIRMES producer Beth Botshon. Moderated by Cinthya Santos Briones, journalist at North American Congress on Latin America and La Jornada and Juan Carlos Ruiz, community catalyst, organizer, co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement

This is the second in the series of three film screenings presented as part of our photo exhibition Miradas: Contemporary Mexican Photographers.
Suggested donation $10, $5 Bronx residents.


El Instituto Jaime Lucero de Estudios Mexicanos y the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health te invitan

a un Almuerzo Comunitario con Madres sobre la Inmigración

Domingo, 14 de Diciembre del 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(50 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004)


Únete a nosotros para un almuerzo comunitario y una conversación íntima con madres. Compartiremos nuestras experiencias en un ambiente lleno de apoyo y amor. Hablaremos sobre lo que ha estado pasando con la inmigración y nuestras esperanzas para el futuro. Este evento es gratis, completamente en español y habrá comida.

Para más información llame a 212-797-4742 o mande un correo electrónico a:

Posadas y Partorelas: A Traditional Mexican Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 21, 2014
12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Industry City, Sunset Park
(220 36th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232)

Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for our annual presentation of Posadas y Pastorelas, a Christmas holiday celebration, featuring, traditional music and workshops. Highlights include a workshop where visitors make the traditional Eye of God, a yarn-weaving object; the Posada, and a singing holiday procession through the streets. The event culminates in a party with the breaking of candy-filled piñatas and aguinaldos (goodie bags). All workshops and events are free. Share with your friends and family.