Latinx New York

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Latinx New York
Fall 2024
Taught By: Neyda Martinez and Wilson Valentín-Escobar
Section: A

CRN: 17242

Credits: 3

Latinx New York will engage the powerful cultural and political histories of Latinx New Yorkers, from the 19th Century to the present. New York remains a global hub of culturally diverse communities, yet less is known of how Latinxs impacted the City’s ethos and public identity. The New York metropolitan area hosts the second largest Latinx community in all the United States and has long been a home to critically acclaimed activists, revolutionary Latin American and Latinx leaders, cultural institutions, grassroots organizations, and transformative social movements. In this course we will undertake field trips to various sites and meet Latinx New Yorkers, including activists, vanguard artists, journalists, politicians, and others who impact these environs. Some guiding course questions include: Why did Latin American revolutionaries relocate to and live in New York City during the 19th Century? How have historical accounts neglected and rendered invisible the activist and radical contributions of Latinx New Yorkers? What role have Latinx New Yorkers played in developing and advancing renowned global musical and cultural genres and aesthetic movements such as hip-hop, reggaeton, Jazz, salsa, poetry, avant-garde performance, among others? How have Latinx communities impacted the City, including The New School campus? How did Latinx New Yorkers help transform public and bilingual education, public health, and housing? In what ways have Latinx New Yorkers helped reimagine the Americas? This course will seek to engage these questions and others as we explore the prescient and pertinent histories of Latinx Nueva York.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 11

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:14am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024