CLACS Partners with El Museo del Barrio on Indocumentales Film Screening

On February 3rd East Harlem came together at El Museo del Barrio to explore the relationship between East Harlem and immigration. The event was coordinated by the  education department of El Museo in collaboration with parent coordinators and school administrators in East Harlem. This event was the first part of a two-session program including aContinue reading “CLACS Partners with El Museo del Barrio on Indocumentales Film Screening”

K-12 Educator Series Explores US/Mexico Relations

Early this past December, CLACS and what moves you? hosted a series of two K-12 Educator Workshops which focused on two films from the Indocumentales / Undocumentaries US-Mexico Film Series. The December 5th event included a screening of Farmingville; and the December 14th workshop focused on the film Which Way Home. The events featured anContinue reading “K-12 Educator Series Explores US/Mexico Relations”

CLACS Hosts Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership Conference

On October 19 CLACS co-hosted a conference on “Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Defense of Territory.” Marisa Belausteguigoitia, director of the Programa de Estudios de Genero (PUEG) at UNAM, opened the “Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Defense of Territory” conference (yes, it’s a mouthful!) with the ideaContinue reading “CLACS Hosts Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership Conference”

CLACS K-12 Summer Institute on Colonial Latin America

Last summer, in the first ever collaboration between NYU CLACS, Yale PIER, and the Yale Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, CLACS helped organized the Colonial Latin America Summer Institute for educators. The Institute is a series of intensive professional development sessions that serves as a continuing educational training tool for in-service and pre-serviceContinue reading “CLACS K-12 Summer Institute on Colonial Latin America”

Zapotec Women and Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropologia

When I entered the “Oaxaca” area of Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology I was astounded by a large mural, painted in 1964 by Arturo Garcia Bustos.  Covering an entire wall, Garcia Bustos presents the viewer with a romantic portrayal of the market in Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec.  Filled with bustling activity, indigenous women (includingContinue reading “Zapotec Women and Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropologia”

Reading Haven in Oaxaca City

From the moment I arrived in Oaxaca City I fell in love with this city’s beauty and friendliness.  Expecting to ground my research with interviews and archival research, I have quickly realized that the city itself has offered some of the most stimulating and fascinating experiences.  I came to Oaxaca in order to gain aContinue reading “Reading Haven in Oaxaca City”

Presentation on Indigenous Rights in Latin America at Pan American International High School

La Presentación sobre los grupos indígenas en Latinoamérica fue una excelente explicación concreta e informativa. Carmen Soliz nos dio a entender partes sobresalientes de nuestras culturas y nuestra raza, por ejemplo, su lucha por sobre salir de la represión y abogar para tratados internacionales del ONU que protege los derechos de los indígenas. Fue excelenteContinue reading “Presentation on Indigenous Rights in Latin America at Pan American International High School”