Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, October 10—6 to 8 p.m. 

Davidson Hall, Torp Theatre

RSVP to soucyp@ccsu.edu

Los Pleneros de la 21: Full Ensemble Concert

Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21) is the premier performing ensemble of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena based in the United States.  Founded in 1983, the group consists of three generations of venerated traditional and professional musicians, incomparable dancers and passionate educators.  Together they fuse the “down home” Afro-Puerto Rican traditions with contemporary and urban sounds to showcase the versatility and complexities of the Latino experience in the United States.

Full ensemble performances with reeds, timbales, bass and piano accompany the traditional percussion, chants and dance troupe.  Performances feature original compositions, and fresh arrangements of Bomba and Plena repertoires.

 

Monday, October 13, 2014—Noon to 2 p.m.

Memorial Hall, CT Room

RSVP for lunch to soucyp@ccsu.edu

Native Peoples of the Caribbean - CANCELLED

The presentation will focus on how the scholarship on the native peoples of the Caribbean in the early colonial period (up to the mid-1500s) has transformed very dramatically the classical understanding that was developed in the 1950s and 1960s and how some of these views are still held today. 

Luis A. Figueroa is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, and serves as the Coordinator of the Film Studies Program at Trinity College.  Figueroa's scholarly interests include slavery, post-emancipation, and racial discourses and practices in the Caribbean; historical film (both fiction and documentary), and the history of Latinos\Latinas in the USA.  His new research project focuses on urbanism, suburbanization, and colonialism in San Juan, Puerto Rico since 1930.  

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014—2 to 4 p.m. 

Student Center, Philbrick

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American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE): logros y proyectos (Successes and Future Projects)

This talk will explain ANLE’s origins and first years under Odon Betanzos Palacios’s leadership.  In addition the presenter will highlight ANLE’S achievements in the last five years and challenges and projects in the future. 

Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales, professor, writer, photographer and editor, was born in La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz) in 1948In Spain, he studiedat the University of Granada and the University of Salamanca.  Once in New York (where he has been living since 1973), he earned hisPh.D. from the Graduate Center at CUNY.  He wrote his thesis on literature of the Spanish exile after the Spanish Civil War.  Since 1981 he teaches Literature and Spanish Language at Lehman College and the Graduate Center.  He is the director of the American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) and corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

 

Monday, October 27, 2014—Two performances:  10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; 65 minute live event plus post-show discussion)  

Student Center, Alumni Hall

Play:  Fifty Years on:  Brown and Proud

Created by Will & Company, the producers of the nationally acclaimed Faces of America and Portraits of Courage series, Fifty Years On - is a series of seven plays that presents the imperative social justice issues that will need to be tackled by America’s next generation, your students.  Specifically, Fifty Years On - Brown and Proud explores the social justice issues for Latinos fifty years ago and examines what they have become today: e.g., from The Braceros to the ‘Illegals.’  The play Fifty Years On - Brown and Proud specifically compares and contrasts the topics of:

  • Fifty Years On - that was then, this is now.  How are we doing?
  • Brown and Proud - the ‘browning of America’ - the future
  • Crossing Borders - immigration issues still so divisive
  • Putrid In Pink - the horrors of the justice system for Latinos
  • Maria’s Children - poverty and education - 4 Latino children a day die of maltreatment
  • Birth Right - abortion, religion and the community
  • Latin Lovers - the gay community in a Latino world

 

These events are sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, Pre-collegiate Access Services, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center, History Department, Modern Languages Department, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and the Office of Diversity and Equity.

 

Monday, October 27, 2014, 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Dining Hall, North

Global Chef Program - Dinner in Memorial Hall

The Global Chef Program is a month-long international chef residency that provides an opportunity for Sodexo’s top chefs worldwide to travel to different countries and share authentic international cuisine with local teams, students, faculty and staff.  This program, which allows students to sample a slice of another culture while also exposing the local culinary staff to new techniques and flavors, is a great example of how Sodexo leverages its presence in 80 countries across the globe to benefit the entire campus community.  Chef Francisco Hernández Torres will prepare classic dishes from Mexico and will provide active demonstrations of meal preparation that involve the students, so that there will be ample opportunity to interact with him and experience firsthand the cultural and educational benefits of his visit on campus. All are welcome to join us for dinner.  Resident and Commuter Students may use their meal plan swipes to join us for dinner. Non-Meal Plan guests may join us by paying the door price for dinner using cash, credit cards or Blue Chip Dollars.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Student Center - Devil's Den

Global Chef Program - Menu Sampling, Devil’s Den, Student Center

The Global Chef Program is a month-long international chef residency that provides an opportunity for Sodexo’s top chefs worldwide to travel to different countries and share authentic international cuisine with local teams, students, faculty and staff.  This program, which allows students to sample a slice of another culture while also exposing the local culinary staff to new techniques and flavors, is a great example of how Sodexo leverages its presence in 80 countries across the globe to benefit the entire campus community.  Chef Francisco Hernández Torres will prepare classic dishes from Mexico and will provide active demonstrations of meal preparation that involve the students, so that there will be ample opportunity to interact with him and experience firsthand the cultural and educational benefits of his visit on campus.  Please join us in Devil's Den to meet Chef Torres, learn about chef and his culture, and sample his menu.  

For more information call the Office of Diversity and Equity at 860-832-1652.

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