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October 2, 2021

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Health, Health Care, and Health Disparities Among Latinx Populations

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the 
CUNY Institute for Health Equity will hold panel discussions highlighting scientists, scholars, and leaders from a Hispanic or Latino background conducting important research and helming key organizations.

Panel Chairs: Judith Aponte, associate professor at Hunter College’s School of Nursing, and Maria Isabel Roldós, director of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity and an associate professor of Health Sciences at Lehman College.

The panel includes Cristina Contreras, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan; Paule Joseph, Ph.D., chief of the Section of Sensory Science and Metabolism at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute of Nursing Research; Omar Martinez, who leads Temple University’s Disparities and Inequities in HIV/AIDS Research Lab; and Karen Tejada, a community/public health nursing graduate student. 

Register here.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The American Tragedy of COVID-19: Social and Political Crises of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is a classic tragedy of destruction following errors in judgment.  Naomi Zack presents social and political aspects of this disaster as it unfolded in public health through federal and local government structures, society, culture, and the economy.

Federalism combined with politics in facing and denying the SARS-CoV2 pandemic has revealed both weaknesses and strengths.

Naomi Zack
 is Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College.

RSVP by September 29

*This is an online event - 
URL will be sent via registration e-mail*

*Registration is required*


Tuesday, October 05, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Anthony Ray Hinton - Special Zoom Event

Join us as we welcome:


to Lehman College, for a special Zoom event.

Anthony Ray Hinton survived for 30 years on Alabama’s death row. His story is a decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom.

In 1985, Mr. Hinton was convicted of the unsolved murders of two fast-food restaurant managers based on the testimony of ballistics experts for the State who claimed that the crime bullets came from a dusty revolver found in Mr. Hinton’s mother’s closet. Without the benefit of a competent expert to challenge the State’s theory (Mr. Hinton’s lawyer hired a ballistics expert who was blind in one eye), an all-white jury convicted Mr. Hinton and he was sentenced to death.

After years of petitioning to have the revolver re-analyzed, three independent experts concluded that the bullets could not have been fired from his mother’s revolver. With the assistance of the Equal Justice Initiative, led by attorney Bryan Stevenson, Mr. Hinton was freed in 2015.

Since his release, Mr. Hinton has traveled the world sharing his story and discussing the changes that need to be made to prevent similar injustices from happening to other people. In 2018, Mr. Hinton published
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, which was selected for Oprah’s Book Club and is a New York Times bestseller. In 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Bonaventure University.

Faculty and Staff are invited to bring students!


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Saturday, October 02, 2021

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Feria Internacional del Libro NYC / New York City International Book Fair

Feria Internacional del Libro NYC | New York City International Book Fair

First launched in 2019, this initiative of the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute aims to disseminate academic and literary work published in Spanish—whether in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or the United States—and, at the same time, promote better reading habits within Hispanic communities in New York.

This year’s virtual panels and events—which take place Oct. 1 to Oct. 3—will be streamed on Facebook Live through the @FILNYCaccount. Last year, FIL Ciudad de Nueva York brought together scholars and authors from more than a dozen countries, with over 48,000 people attending the virtual conferences, panels, and workshops.

The schedule includes the following event highlights, with many more to be added. Check back daily for updates.

Conversation with Cristina Rivera-Garza
Friday, Oct. 1
1:15 p.m. (EST)

Marco Ramírez Rojas, an assistant Spanish professor at Lehman, will moderate a talk with Rivera-Garza, a prolific and award-winning Mexican writer. Rivera-Garza is the author of six novels, three short story collections, five poetry collections, and three non-fiction books. Originally penned in Spanish, her work has been translated into several languages, including English, Portuguese, and Korean.


How The New York Times Reports to Diverse Audiences
Saturday, Oct. 2
10:00 a.m. (EST)

The New York Times is the third most read newspaper in the United States. In this panel, four Spanish speaking journalists —Elda Cantú, Annie Correal, Andrés R. Martínez and José Enrique Arrioja— discuss the challenges faced and the strategies followed by NYT to reach out to an increasingly diverse audience, both in the United States and abroad.


Racism and Marginalization
Saturday, Oct. 2
12:00 p.m. (EST)

Araceli Tinajero teaches at the Graduate Center (Hispanic Literatures) and is the co-founder of the Mexico Study Group at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies where she has been a fellow for more than a decade. In this panel, voices from Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Spain will dialogue on the role that racism, identity, representation and marginalization play in contemporary literature, and how literature can contribute to address them.


Describing the Border, Writing on the Border
Saturday, Oct. 2
1:00 p.m. (EST)

Daniel R. Fernández is Associate Professor at Lehman College and Chair of the Department of Languages and Literature. He will be joined by Sonia Robles, Norma Iglesias Prieto and Daniel Salinas Basave to analyze the meaning and scope of the border between Mexico and the United States as an environment of struggles and challenges as well as creative and audacious proposals in a continuous battle to defend human dignity.


Will We Surpass the Time Barrier in the USA?
Saturday, Oct. 2
2:00 p.m. (EST)

Adriana Pacheco is a Mexican Affiliated Researcher at LLILAS Benson and member of the International Board of Advisors at the University of Texas at Austin. She will guide the conversation with Fernando Olszanski (Argentina), Pedro Medina (Peru) and María Angélica García (Venezuela) regarding the boom of Hispanic literature in the world, as well as new strategies to sell books and get to know the reader.


América Fantástica
Saturday, Oct. 2
3:00 p.m. (EST)

Mariano Villareal, administrator of “Literatura Fantástica” a website specialized on novelties about fantasy literature and Sci-Fi in Spain and renowned anthologist, will guide a panel about the relevance, trends and interests around fantasy and Sci-Fi literature in Latin American. Mariano is joined by a great constellation of authors, namely Edmundo Paz Soldán (Bolivia), Daína Chaviano (Cuba), Martín Felipe Castagnet (Argentina) and Teresa López-Pellisa (Spain).


Between the Breath and the Abyss
Saturday, Oct. 2
4:00 p.m. (EST)

Between the Breath and the Abyss: Poetics on Beauty (Entre el aliento y el precipicio: poéticas sobre la belleza) is a bilingual anthology that collects the ideas of a select group of authors about the presence of beauty in poetry and life. For this panel, Nuria Morgado, an Associate Professor of contemporary Spanish literature at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, will direct the quartet of tallented voices conformed by Raquel Abend (Venezuela), Odette Alonso (Cuba), Keila Vall de la Valle (Venezuela) and Silvia Guerra (Uruguay).


Documentary Screening: Change the Subject
Saturday, Oct. 2
5 p.m. (EST)

Change the Subject presents the story of a group of university students committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented people from their first days at Dartmouth College. Sparked by an instance of anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog, these students carried their advocacy from Dartmouth Library to the halls of Congress. The film shows how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill. Melissa Castillo Planas, an assistant professor in Lehman’s Department of English, served as a film producer.

Conversation with Liliana Colanzi
Sunday, Oct. 3
1 p.m. (EST)

Antonio Córdoba Cornejo, an associate professor at Manhattan College who specializes in Spanish-language science fiction, moderates a conversation with Colanzi, a Bolivian writer, editor, and journalist whose research focuses on genres such as science fiction, horror, and the fantastic in modern and contemporary Latin American literature.

8:00 PM
Andy MontaƱez with the Mambo Legends and Patty Padilla

Lehman’s Performing Arts Center hosts popular Hispanic and Latino acts throughout the fall and winter. 

A don’t-miss-event, the show will feature one of the most popular big bands in Latin music, the incredible Mambo Legends Orchestra, accompanying Colombian singer Patty Padilla in a tribute to Celia Cruz. The second part of the show will feature the iconic Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Andy Montañez, accompanied by the Mambo Legends.

Buy your ticket here.

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