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¡Amor! Más allá de las fronteras

Annual Conference

Friday, May 15, 2015 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Hosted at  John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New Building, 6th Floor, Moot Court


Keynote Speaker, Sergio Troncoso
Annual Conference
Hosted at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY is proud to announce its fourth annual conference: ¡Amor! Más allá de las fronteras. The conference will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019)

Our keynote speaker will be Sergio Troncoso, an acclaimed writer of essays, short stories, and novels, and the author of five books. Among the numerous awards he has won are the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, Southwest Book Award, Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews, and International Latino Book Award.

As is tradition, we will be awarding our 2015 CUNY Becari@s with their scholarships.

The conference is free and open to the public; pre-registration, however, is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  

Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities: Language and Literacy: Systemic and Institutional Challenges

The Importance of Dual Language Education

June 5th, 2015
CUNY Central 205 E 42nd Street New York, NY 10017. Kibbee Board Room, 7th FL, Room 725

This seminar is the second of a series of three to be held during this year. Today’s seminar, designed for the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Anchoring Achievement Network Organizations, will provide information drawn from research about Language and Literacy, especially from areas of Dual Language Education. We hope that this information serves you, as a useful tool when interacting with your constituency, especially those constituents of a second language, or recent arrival. Complete bios from today’s speakers can be found on our website.

From our friends at other institutions:

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders invites you to an art making worksop:
Tribute to the Disappeared

Art Making Workshop

Led by Andrea Arroyo, Artist and Curator
Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Tribute to the Disappeared is an art project in honor of people who have disappeared in Mexico (from the students from Ayotzinapa to the Women of Juarez) and other victims of violence and injustice around the world.

Just as the AIDS Memorial Quilt brought attention to the AIDS epidemic, Tribute to the Disappeared aims to bring public attention to another epidemic-that of innocent lives lost to the drug war, poverty and injustice.

Join us for a session of art making and community sharing, as we create artworks that will become part of this international art project (over 250 artists from around the world are participating.)

Everyone is welcome to attend, no art experience needed.

A variety of art supplies will be provided, but feel free to also bring your own favorite materials and photos (If you knit, embroider or crochet, please bring your favorite supplies).

We look forward to a wonderful session of creativity, community and solidarity!

For information about Tribute to the Disappeared visit the facebook page.

For information about Andrea Arroyo:

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