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Department of Black & Latino Studies: Conversation & Coffee Series 2016
Start Date: 12/6/2016Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Date: 12/6/2016End Time: 4:00 PM
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Conversation & Coffee Series 2016

The Department of Black and Latino Studies
cordially invites members of the Baruch & CUNY community and the general public to our 2016-17 Conversation & Coffee Series. 

These public dialogues will offer an opportunity to hear from and engage with the department’s faculty
comprising scholars, historians, poets, researchers, and activistsabout the work they are engaged in.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:30pm-3:45pm Room NVC 4-175
Professor Lourdes Gil in conversation with Dr. Tonia Leon: Across the Great Divide: An Inter-Cultural Dialogue

Prof. Lourdes Gil
was born and raised in Cuba, where she attended Colegio del Apostolado. She holds a BA from Fordham University and Masters Degrees from New York University and in Philology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. She has published several collections of poetry, among them Empieza la ciudad and Anima vagula. Prof. Gil teaches at The New School for Social Research University and at Queen Mary University of London.

Dr. Tonia Leon
was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has written poetry since she was a child. She has published poetry and prose in English as well as in Spanish in the US and abroad. Her poetry reflects her passions: ecology trees, music, Mexico, and social justice to name just a few. She holds a Ph.D. with Latin American Literature from NYU where she won various academic awards.

To reserve your seat, or to have any questions answered, please contact the department of Black and Latino Studies at:, or, or call 646.312.4440.

Contact Information:
Name: Regina A. Bernard-Carreno
Phone: 646.312.4440
  • Black and Hispanic Studies
  • Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

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