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February

  • Bearing Witness to the 1937 Haitian Massacre: How a Diplomatic Letter, an Activist’s Death and the Internet Sparked a Movement for Reconciliation and Equality

    Bearing Witness to the 1937 Haitian Massacre:  How a Diplomatic Letter, an Activist’s Death and the Internet Sparked a Movement for Reconciliation and Equality, a presentation by Dr. Edward Paulino, Associate Professor, Department of Global History, John Jay College/CUNY.
     
  • Celebrate Africa Day

    Celebrate Africa Day will showcase the artistic beauty of the African Diaspora through song, poetry, expressive movement, and its culinary traditions. Guest performers, presenters, and Hostos students will celebrate the intellectual heritage and cultural expressions of the African continent and its diaspora.
     
  • African American Read-In 2019

    In 1990, the Black Caucus of the National Teachers of English (NCTE) instituted the African American Read-In. Hostos Community College will join a nationwide community of readers on February 20 to celebrate the richness and depth of the African American literary tradition. The Humanities Department, Black Studies Unit, Black Student Union, Capoeira Club, English Club, Office of Student Activities, Office of Institutional Advancement, Office of Academic Affairs, Student Government Association, and Student Leadership Academy sponsored the 2019 Black History Month program.

     
  • Dominican Heritage Month Academic Scholarship and Award Ceremony

    Hostos honors distinguished community leaders to honor Dominican Heritage Month.

  • UrbanTheater Company of Chicago "Ashes of Light" (La Luz de un Cigarrillo)

    In recognition of Dominican Heritage Month, the award-winning “Ashes of Light,” written by the Dominican-American playwright Marco Antonio Rodriguez, is performed by UrbanTheater Company of Chicago. This comedy/drama takes place over the course of two evenings when mother and son, two estranged generations of Dominicans living in New York’s Upper West Side attempt to rekindle the love and appreciation for each other and their roots; but unexpectedly revealed intimate and taboo secrets threaten to destroy an already thin bond.

March

  • Film Screening: "Decade of Fire"

    In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Latino residents bore the blame. In this story of hope and resistance, Bronx native Vivian Vazquez exposes the truth about the borough’s sordid history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild.
  • Repertorio Español: “El Quijote”

    An adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel that follows the misadventures of Don Quijote and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza. A favorite of Repertorio Español audiences -- now in its 11th year – comes to Hostos Center. In Spanish with English Surtitles.
  • Hostos Annual Immigration Resource Fair

    More details to come!
    Mark your calendar!
  • Hostos Alumni Mixer

    Enjoy an evening of socializing and networking with fellow Hostos Community College graduates and share tips, give advice, and learn about some of the cool new events set in place for 2019. Enjoy great company and refreshments! This is a free event.
    RSVP by emailing us at alumni@hostos.cuny.edu
  • 2nd Annual Women's Resilience Conference

    The Hostos Center for Bronx Nonprofits presents the 2nd Annual Women's Resilience Conference. This event is aimed at sharing the important work being done by women in a variety of fields. Join us as we explore the topic of civic engagement, the importance of participating in the 2020 Census, the role self-care plays in our lives and much more!
     

April

  • “Undocumented, Unafraid: The Power of Creative Expression.” A Conversation with Dan-el Padilla Peralta

    “Undocumented, Unafraid: The Power of Creative Expression.” A Conversation with Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    Dan-el Padilla Peralta is the author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League. A strong believer in public scholarship, he holds a public dialogue with guests regarding his experience and the rewards of his writing process.

    Part of: “Migrations: The Making of America.” This is a free event. For more information, visit the Carnegie Hall website here: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2019/04/04/Undocumented-Unafraid-The-Power-of-Creative-Expression-0330PM
     
  • A Tribute to Dave Valentin: Featuring Andrea Brachfeld and Bill O’Connell and the debut of The Bill O’Connell Afro-Caribbean Ensemble

    An exciting double bill -- members of Dave Valentin’s Quartet led by his former music director, pianist Bill O’Connell with flute virtuoso Andrea Brachfeld perform favorites from the late “Pied Piper of the Bronx.” After intermission, the group expands to a tentet with some of New York’s top Latin jazz artists, to premiere Bill’s newest compositions just prior to recording.


     

April

  • Hostos Community College Foundation 2019 Student Scholarship Benefit

    The Hostos Community College Foundation will hold its annual Scholarship Benefit on Wednesday, April 17, at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. It will welcome an audience of approximately 350 guests. Attendees will include leaders and friends from business, education, government, and community health and social services sectors.

     
  • CUNY Dance Initiative: Javier Padilla & the Movement Playground (Open rehearsal)

    A native of Puerto Rico, Javier Padilla is an emerging choreographer, dancer, pilates instructor and movement artist based interested in utilizing innovative technological and marketing strategies to enhance artist visibility and creating works for both traditional and nontraditional environments.   “My movement vocabulary derives from analyzing emotional and physical impulses, utilizing improvisational scores and strategies and finding new ways of incorporating gestures that can express intent and energy while still remaining true to the performer's self.”  After a week-long residency at Hostos, Javier and the Movement Playground invite you to open rehearsal of new works.

May