Latinx New York

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

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

CRN: 17243

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 dominant hub for capital, media, and transportation. It is also consistently a haven for new arrivals, yet, less is known about the critical importance many racialized ethnic and political communities, including Latinas/os/xs contributed to the City’s ethos and 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: 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 do communities - past and present - surrounding The New School campus interact with and shape Latinx communities in other areas of the city? How have activist histories neglected and rendered invisible the contributions of Latinxs? Why did Latin American revolutionaries relocate to and live in New York City during the 19th Century? How did Latinxs 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: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

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: 10:18am 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