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50th Anniversary of the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies
To mark the 50th anniversary of its Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies—one of the first academic departments in the nation to combine Africana studies and Puerto Rican/Latino studies—Hunter College will present a two-day symposium on October 17 and 18 bringing together scholars, current and former students, and community leaders to reflect on the intersections of the past and present, as well as emerging directions within the field of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.
The anniversary is a significant milestone that presents an opportunity to think about the shifting intellectual priorities within Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino studies and the institutional demands departments face across the country. The two-day symposium provides an occasion to strategize ways to position the disciplines for the next 50 years.
A convocation will kickoff the symposium on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at
Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street, Manhattan. It will feature a conversation with Dr. Arlene Davila and Dr. Gregg Carr about the contributions of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino studies.
There will be panel discussions and a cultural celebration on Friday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hunter College, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor West Building.
For those interested in attending or for further information, contact Barbara Saunders, email@example.com or 212-772-5035.