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Spring 2012

Spring 2012
"Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba"
LALSI invited noted linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky and author Keith Bolender to challenge the United States’ approach to Cuba in a lecture and discussion which was held at the McNally auditorium at Fordham Law School.
Wednesday, April 4th, Lincoln Center

  Video of the event can be viewed here:
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"Malcolm X: Life Legend and Legacy"

Lecture with guest speakers Zaheer Ali, Herb Boyd and Lisa M. Gill.  Co-sponsored with the Department of Women Studies, American Studies, International Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures and ‘Molimo’.

Monday, February 21st, Lincoln Center
"Musical Controversy - 54th Annual Grammy Awards: Discrimination?"

A lecture by Bobby Sanabria where he discussed the controversial nature of the award show and its effects on the 'Diversity in America.'  Co-Sponsored with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Monday, February 27th, Lincoln Center


"Wrongful Convictions"

Jeffrey Deskovic, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and murder and later was exonerated by DNA testing, spoke about his experience in prison, coerced confession and his commitment to championing reform in the criminal justice system. Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Thursday, March 22nd, Westchester Campus

"Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero"

LALSI sponsored the east coast premier of this powerful documentary about Archbishop Oscar Romero and the repression of the poor in El Salvador during the late 1970s.  Co-sponsored with the Council of Arts and Sciences Deans, the Theology Department, the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice, and the Campus Ministry.
Wednesday, March 26th, Lincoln Center - Wednesday, March 21st, Rose Hill


Celebrating Women’s History Month with Author Maria Aponte

A book reading and signing by LALSI M.A. student Maria Aponte, celebrating her new book "Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella".

Saturday, March 31st, El Taller Boricua at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Center

History and Development of Cuba’s Premier Cultural Institute, Casa de las Américas"

A lecture by Caridad Tamayo, senior researcher at Casa de las Américas, Cuba, about research and study abroad programs in Havana. Co-sponsored with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatues and the International and Study Abroad Program.

Thursday, April 19th, Rose Hill

"End of the Year Celebration"

LALSI’s End of the year celebration for the entire LALS community. Friends and family were welcomed.

Friday, May 4th, Rose Hill


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