CLACS Launches Indigenous and Diasporic Language COVID-19 PSA Series

The NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has launched “Conversemos COVID-19” (“Let’s Talk COVID-19”), an initiative aimed at offering information about the pandemic in various indigenous and diasporic languages widely spoken in New York.

COVID-19: A Perspective from Latin America and the Caribbean

Mikhael G. Iglesias L. – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS   In the sixth month of the current health crisis caused by COVID-19, in which much of the world was caught off guard, Latin America and the Caribbean have become a focal point for infections. Historic inequality in access to healthcare services, high poverty ratesContinue reading “COVID-19: A Perspective from Latin America and the Caribbean”

The Unafraid – A Q&A Session About Dreamers

On Thursday, June 18th, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, giving thousands of young immigrants a relief from imminent deportation. This decision gives DACA recipients, or Dreamers as they are better known, and the activists who support them a temporary victory and a pathway toContinue reading “The Unafraid – A Q&A Session About Dreamers”

CLACS Antiracist Resources

At CLACS we stand in solidarity with the plight of Black, Afro-Descendants, and Afro-Indigenous communities, as well as with Indigenous People, and Immigrants, and against racism, xenophobia, and abuse of any kind. Through the years, we have created promoted scholarship, initiatives and programming designed to address the historical, cultural, and institutional roots of these issuesContinue reading “CLACS Antiracist Resources”

CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About

  We are starting off the Summer with two initiatives designed to give educators tool and resources to address timely issues of immigration, language learning, and teaching in times of COVID-19.   CLACS 2020 Teacher Fellowship Program: Teaching About Language, Contemporary Culture and Immigration The Teacher Fellowship Program promotes the development of K-12 curriculum focused on the themesContinue reading “CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About”

Recap – Coco Fusco on the Art of Intervention: A Screening and Artist Talk (2/24)

On February 24, CLACS hosted renowned interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco for a screening of her film The Art of Intervention: The Performances of JuanSí González (2016), and a Q&A between Fusco and the audience regarding both the film and contemporary performance art in Cuba. In the film which includes footage and interviews, JuanSí González whoContinue reading “Recap – Coco Fusco on the Art of Intervention: A Screening and Artist Talk (2/24)”

New episode of Rimasun Podcast: Coronavirus Runasimipi Mast’arisqa

Kay rimaymi “coronavirusmanta” mast’arin imayna ama hap’ichikunapaq ima. Julián Roca Aguilar, Perú suyumanta runasimi rimaqmi. Paymi “activista digital” nisqa imaymana rikch’aq rimanapi rimamun runasimi kawsananpaq willakamun ima llapa runasimi rimaq runakunapaq. Este audio explica qué es el coronavirus y qué podemos hacer para evitar la transmisión. Julián Roca Aguilar es quechua hablante de Perú. ElContinue reading “New episode of Rimasun Podcast: Coronavirus Runasimipi Mast’arisqa”

Recap – Boyhood and Masculinity in Contemporary Guyanese Film (2/3)

On February 3rd, CLACS began its Spring programing with the event Boyhood and Masculinity in Contemporary Guyanese Film. The event co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, featured screenings of Gavin Ramoutar’s short film, Antiman, as well as Mason Richards’ short film The Seawall. In Ramoutar’sContinue reading “Recap – Boyhood and Masculinity in Contemporary Guyanese Film (2/3)”

Rio de Janeiro and The Aftermath of Marielle Franco’s Execution

Posted by Susana Costa Amaral, PhD Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU “Eu sou porque nós somos” was Marielle Franco’s campaign slogan when she ran for office in 2016. The Brazilian congresswoman from Favela da Maré was elected with more than 40,000 votes for Rio de Janeiro’s Legislative Assembly. Black, lesbian, single-mother, sheContinue reading “Rio de Janeiro and The Aftermath of Marielle Franco’s Execution”

A Mountain Drilled Into A Million Pieces

Posted by Ricardo Duarte – PhD Student in Spanish and Portuguese at NYU “Everything in here seems covered in dust.” This was the thought that crossed my mind a few times while walking in the city of Brumadinho. The uncanny glitter that sparkled from the dust made it clear that it was not only theContinue reading “A Mountain Drilled Into A Million Pieces”