Celebrate Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month!    
Office of Student Life Pluralism & Diversity         
The Office of Student Life – Pluralism & Diversity invites the CSI community to celebrate Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month! This month is celebrated from September 15 – October 15. We hope you will join us to learn and celebrate these diverse and wonderful communities.   If your department or student organization is planning an event to honor this month please let us know by emailing Jeremiah.Jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu   Please join us at the event below and stay tuned for more events!      

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Dr. Kimball will be speaking about their research, which was the basis of their recently published book, An Open Secret: The History of Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion in Modern Bolivia.   This program is in honor of Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month at CSI. This event is co-sponsored by the Minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies, the Department of World Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Studies, the Office of Student Life – Pluralism and Diversity, and CSI’s Bertha Harris Women’s Center.   For more information, please contact Sarah.Pollack@csi.cuny.edu   REGISTER HERE    
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The LGBTQ Resource Center and WSIA invite students to come together in celebration of National Coming Out Day! Join us to make some new friends and enjoy one another’s company. Students are invited to tell a coming out story, sing a song, read poetry, or any other way they wish to express themselves.​​   For more information please email Jeremiah.Jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu   (Rain Location: 1C-GDL)     The CSI Legal Studies Institute Presents Fall 2021 Lecture   Interest-Convergence: 1866, 1954, 2021:  Black Rights, White Interests   Mark A. Graber University of Maryland Regents Professor  Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:30 p.m.   Mark A. Graber is the University of Maryland Regents Professor (Political Science and Law), one of only seven faculty members in the University of Maryland system to hold that title. He has a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, an M.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, and Ph.D. in Political Science, also from Yale University. He is the author of four significant books: A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2013), Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Rethinking Abortion (Princeton University Press, 1996), and Transforming Free Speech (University of California Press, 1991).   REGISTER HERE      
You hear the term “antiracism” all the time — do you wonder what it has to do with your life? Come and discuss with colleagues in a constructive and supportive environment as we explore what antiracism means for the CSI community.  
REGISTER HERE     Little Girl Flyer _1_.png   LITTLE GIRL (trailer) from acclaimed French LGBTQ-documentary filmmaker Sébastien Lifschitz (Adolescents, Wild Side, The Invisibles, Bambi)   LITTLE GIRL is the moving portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Realized with delicacy and intimacy, Lifshitz’s documentary explores the emotional challenges, everyday feats, and small moments in Sasha’s life, while her family works to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France.​   *Masks will be mandatory.*​   Sponsored by the Department of Media Culture and the Office of Student Life – LGBTQ Resource Center/Pluralism & Diversity. Co-sponsored by the Gender Resource Group, the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, the Bertha Harris Women’s Center, the Psychology Department, and the Department of Social Work.   For more information please email

Off-Campus Events
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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, enjoy this free encore presentation of Ballet Hispánico in excerpts from Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s 18+1 featuring Shelby ColonaDandara Veiga, and Lenai Wilkerson from the 2020 Fall for Dance Festival—on demand through October 15.   Ballet Hispánico is the nation’s renowned Latino dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. The Company brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. The Company makes a triumphant return to the City Center stage as part of the first annual City Center Dance Festival, April 1 – 3, 2022.  

If your department or student organization is planning an event that celebrates or explores pluralism & diversity please reach out and let me know.
Jeremiah Jurkiewicz (He/Him/His)
LGBTQ Resource Center/Pluralism & Diversity Coordinator Office of Student Life, College of Staten Island
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