“1619 Project” Event Spotlights CUNY Professor and NYT Journalist Linda Villarosa

Linda Villarosa (right) with event organizer Sharifa Hampton

As part of Black History Month at CSI, award-winning journalist and CUNY professor Linda Villarosa spoke to the campus about creating “The 1619 Project” for The New York Times.

Drawing on her embedded investigative reporting, Villarosa revealed specific ways that Black maternal and infant mortality in the U.S. today is part of the enduring legacy of slavery. She also provided the CSI community with a new understanding of the ways that racist myths about Black bodies linger in today’s healthcare system and how Black women are resisting, organizing, educating, and taking control of their health and the health of their families.

By Matt Brim

“The Competition,” Screening February 20

Join us as we screen the first film in the Tournées Film Festival, The Competition, on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2:30pm in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223. More information is available online.

We hope you can see some terrific film-making while attending a CLUE event.

By the Tournées Festival Team. the Department of Media Culture, the Department of World Languages and Literatures