Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future
Latino Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and commemorate the contributions and achievements of the
Latino Community. This year's national theme is “Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future.” We invite the
entire Baruch community to join us in celebration as we uncover the many facets of Latino culture by
exploring and highlighting its richness and diversity.
Events are subject to change. Please check back often.
Opening Ceremony: El Mercado (The Market)
Tuesday, September 1 | NVC 2nd Floor Lobby | 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Come help us celebrate Latino Heritage Month opening, street
market style! You’ll be carried away into El Mercado by lively Latino rhythms and mouth-watering treats from various Latin
Latino Clubs at Baruch Expo
Thursday, September 3 | NVC Multipurpose Room 1-107 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In the spirit of Latino Heritage Month, come discover the undergraduate Latino clubs at Baruch College. Being Latino is not a requirement so come mingle with the Latinos at Baruch over lunch. There will be prizes and plenty of activities!
One Language, Many Voices
Tuesday, September 8 | NVC 2-125 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Latino culture is full of diversity. In ‘One Language, Many Voices’ we will explore the beauty of the Spanish language by looking into its past, present, and future. Come learn about the mixed origins of Spanish, the emergence of distinct dialects and the evolution of the language. This event will feature games, food and Baruch’s Latino cultural organizations!
Baruch Latino Heritage Month Gala
Thursday, September 10 | Libary Bldg. Room 750 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We invite you to celebrate the accomplishments of Latinos at Baruch and beyond. Come learn more about the Latino community over Latino cuisine. Gissette Cruz from the organization “Hope for Homes” will be present to discuss the mission of the charity. Melissa Mark-Viverito, Baruch alumna and Speaker of the New York City Council, will provide a special address. Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder/CEO at ELLA Institute and creator of Latinas Think Big, is our keynote speaker and will motivate you to reach higher and dream bigger. Don't forget your dancing shoes!
Exploration into Cuban Cinema
Thursday, September 17 | NVC 2-125 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us in celebrating the renewal of ties between the U.S. and Cuba by attending our screening of a Cuban comedy about love, money and crime. Refreshments will be served.
Call Me Afro Latino/a
Thursday, September 17 | NVC Multipurpose Room 1-107 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Latin America is a cornucopia of cultures and colors whose connection with African culture is at times left unspoken. Learn about how Latinos have come to understand, live, and promote their African roots by participating in a panel discussion with guest panelists, Janel Martinez (founder of AintILatina.com), Sinhue Padilla Isunza (musician/ethnomusicalist), and Yessenia Fernandez Selier
(performer/researcher). Afterwards, Global Rhythms will engage the audience on this cultural journey through their Afro-Latino dance moves. Refreshments will be served.
Heritage Month Leadership Series: Celebrating Latino Culture Through Art: Trip to El Museo Del Barrio
Friday, September 18 | RSVP Below | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Explore art and Latino culture in ¡el Barrio! The day will include a guided tour including exhibits about contemporary collage and the Young Lords in New York. Exercise your creativity with an
afternoon of art making related to the experience. The day will end with lunch at a nearby restaurant.
25 spots available! RSVP by Wednesday, Sept 16 at 5PM.
Latino Meet and Greet
Thursday, September 24 | NVC 2-125 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us for a fun filled event as Latino faculty, staff, and students network with each other in an informal setting. Our focus is to build the Latino communities within Baruch College and foster student-faculty relationships. Food will be served!
The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil
Tuesday, September 29 | NVC 5-165 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Paul A. Feit Memorial Lecture Series presents Barbara Weinstein, the Silver Professor of History at New York University, who will speak on her newly-published book about the effects of regional identity and development in Brazil. The Color of Modernity examines how residents of the São Paulo region of Brazil constructed a regional identity associated with "whiteness" in opposition to other areas of Brazil and how this affected long term processes of development and democratization.
Exploration into Cuban Cinema
Tuesday, September 29 | NVC 3-210 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Continue our celebration of U.S. and Cuba renewal of ties by joining us for our second screening featuring Zombies! Dont miss this action packed thriller! Be prepared to laugh and yell during this comedic masterpiece. Refreshments will be served.
Carnaval de la Cultura Latina (Latino Carnival)
Thursday, October 1 | NVC Multipurpose Room 1-107 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
‘Carnaval’ is celebrated around the world and in many different ways every year. It is a festival of colors, art, costumes, music, dance and an array of different ethnic foods. ‘Carnaval de la Cultura Latina’ will highlight the Carnival celebrations of Latin American countries such as Brazil and the Dominican Republic, among others. Let us commemorate this remarkable month as we reflect on the heritage and future of Latinos through an exuberant night of celebration.