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Bridging Historias through Latino History and Culture: An NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Project
Pennee Bender, CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=ME-50019-13
Bridging Historias Infusing Latino/Latina Culture into the College Curriculum (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Bridging Historias Infusing Latino/Latina Culture into the College Curriculum
Abstract: More than 17 countries were represented by Essex County College’s most recent graduating class. Over 25% of those who are Hispanic/Latino make up this diverse population. In conjunction with Liberal Arts Month, Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Humanities Week (Oct. 6-10), the Humanities Department is hosting a free event Bridging Historias: Infusing Latino/Latina Culture into the College Curriculum on Thursday, October 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the school’s main Newark campus. The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the Harry J. Smith Lecture Hall, Room 2131. Guest speaker will be José E. Velázquez, co-editor of The Puerto Rican Movement: Voices from the Diaspora.
Bridging Historias is also the name of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant-funded program in which Dr. Stephanie Aisha Steplight Johnson, Acting Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, along with three faculty members, Professor and Director of Paralegal Studies Linda Carter, Adjunct English Faculty member Maria Luna, and Assistant Professor of Sociology Charles Pinderhughes are participating. These faculty members will present during the event about how they are revamping their courses so that Latino/Latina content is taught and learned by Essex County College students.
Author: José E. Velázquez
Author: Linda Carter
Author: Maria Luna
Author: Charles Pinderhughes
Location: Harry J. Smith Lecture Hall, Room 2131, A. Zachary Yamba Building; 303 University Ave. Newark
Primary URL: http://www.essex.edu/pr/2014/10/06/essex-county-college-hosts-bridging-historias-infusing-latinolatina-culture-into-the-college-curriculum/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=essex-county-college-hosts-bridging-historias-infusing-latinolatina-cult