10-10 What’s in a Name?


October 10, 2:00 pm, Room: 4202

Join Dr. Ariana Mangual Figueroa and the students in her fall 2019 course, What’s in a Name?, for a conversation with activist, educator, attorney, filmmaker, and author, Iris Morales.

What’s in a Name? is a semester-long study of the politics of language and identity. In this special event and throughout the course, we will consider the dynamic nature of the names Hispanic, Latino/a, and Latinx as they relate to social movements and the process of seeking political rights and representation in the United States.

Iris Morales is a lifelong activist and organizer for social justice. She is a former member of the Young Lords Party. Her ongoing work with young people, educators, and artists focuses on issues of poverty, racial and gender equality, climate justice and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Currently as the founder and executive editor of Red Sugarcane Press, Inc., she produces books and projects about the Puerto Rican, Latinx, and African Diasporas in the Americas. For more information, please visit her website: https://irismoralesnyc.wordpress.com/

Ariana Mangual Figueroa is Associate Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She teaches in the Urban Education and the Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures PhD Programs.

This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you RSVP through eventbrite: tinyurl.com/y2r97cvd no later than Monday, October 7, so that we have an accurate guest count for refreshments.

Hosted by the PhD Program in Urban Education.

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