2020 LATINX HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

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In celebration of Latinx History Month, Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala (History) has curated  “Seven Demands: A History of Public Health Justice in the Bronx,” an on-line exhibit on the history of grassroots activism in public health, including the Young Lords Party. The site includes teaching resources, videos, and more!
Check it out here: https://healthjustbcc.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
Exhibit curated by: Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala (History) – Prathibha.Kanakamedala@bcc.cuny.edu
Translation by: Dr. Raquel Otheguy (History) – Raquel.Otheguy@bcc.cuny.edu


Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 7:30-9:30pm (Live Virtual Event): Watch Party of Yo Soy La Salsa (I am Salsa) Documentary.

RSVP today: http://bit.ly/LXHM2020

Thursday, September 17, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. BCC’s annual Constitution and Citizenship Day. This is the signature event of a week devoted to YOUR constitutional and citizenship rights. The Student Government will tell you how to get civically involved on campus, Prof. Benjamin Yarmolinsky will perform his musical setting of the U.S. Constitution and there will be speakers and presenters from across campus. Let us know you’re coming by going to https://bit.ly/LXHM2020 

Friday, September 18, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Beca’s y Cafecito. Celebrating both LatinX History Month and Constitution Week, this lively virtual presentation on scholarship opportunities for all students will include a focus on undocumented Broncos. A Q&A period will follow. RSVP at http://bit.ly/LXHM2020 

Monday, September 21, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. “Let Dreamers’ Dream” is an online event to build a sense of community among the DACA/Dreamer students of Bronx Community College. Addressing the virtual gathering will be a current enrolled Dreamer student, BCC’s first DACA Valedictorian Alum Kirssy Martinez and Dr. Yvonne Erazo-Davila, BCC’s DACA/Dreamer student adviser. Go to http://bit.ly/LXHM2020.

Tuesday, September 22, noon to 2:00 p.m. National Voter Registration Day. There is no more fundamental expression of citizenship than voting — and the next election is just 47 days away. National Voter Registration Day encourages the unregistered to register and the registered to vote. Be a part of it part of it by going to https://bit.ly/LXHM2020

Wednesday, September 23. Marathon Civic Day. The biggest BCC celebration of Constitution Week this all-day Marathon Civic Day features a menu of online movie screenings and live virtual workshops including:

  • A screening of Good Trouble– a documentary about John Lewis, civil rights icon and political leader
  • A screening of Pa Lante, Siempre Pa Lante– A Young Lords documentary
  • Workshop 1 – Looking under the rug: How to empower students. This workshop will also examine current methods of voter suppression.

Be a part of it by going to https://bit.ly/LXHM2020

Thursday, September 24, 12:00 — 2:00 p.m. BCC Club Fair. Clubs are a major part of the civic life of our campus. The Club Fair, which usually runs the length of the Quad, will resurface online. For new students there will be an Introduction to Club Fair. This will be followed by information on how to get involved from the Student Government Association and a Q & A before the Fair moves to breakout rooms for the different clubs. Come one, come all to https://bit.ly/LXHM2020

Tuesday, September 29th 1-2pm (Live Virtual Event):  LatinX Bronx Poet/Workshop Leader Event – Poet still TBD with Q&A to follow.

Friday, October 2nd 7-8:30pm (Live Virtual Event): Celebrating Tertulia at CUNY: In Conversation with Prof. Vincent Toro.

Friday, October 9th 6-7 pm (tentative time) (Live Virtual Event): Latin Dance Classes – 15-20-minute virtual dance lessons in Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and more. The class will be taught by our very own Kelvin Cooper.

Wednesday, October 14th 4-5 pm (Live Virtual Event): “Pelo bueno Vs. Pelo malo”: Racist Features of the Dominican Culture day event. Viewing of 7 minutes short titled “Hair Love”.

Thursday, October 15th 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Live Virtual Event): LatinX Comedy Night – Virtual Live Comedy by LatinX Comedians.

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