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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Beyond Borders: A Celebration and Exploration of Hispanic Culture, Education and Life

Symposium Directors
Andrea García, Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies, Hofstra University
Miguel Angel Zapata, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra University

WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2005

WHERE: Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus


Joan and Donald E Axinn Library, 10th Floor

Welcome: Andrea García, Assistant Professor, Department of Literacy Studies
Miguel-Angel Zapata, Associate Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
(Symposium Directors)

Greetings: Herman Berliner
Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor of Economics, Hofstra University


9:15 a.m. The Hispanic World and the US: Moving Towards a New Network of Multicultural Relations
Moderator: Andrea García, Assistant Professor in Literacy Studies, Hofstra University

Speaker: Arturo Sarukhan Casamitjana, Consul General of Mexico in New York
"Building Bridges between Transnational Communities"

Speaker: Antonio Muñoz Molina, Director, Cervantes Institute, New York
"The Cervantes Institute of New York: Promoting the Idea of core Hispanic issues, and the contribution in the expansion of Latin American expression"

Speaker: Gil Bernardino, Executive Director and Founder, Círculo de la Hispanidad, Long Island
"Contributions of Círculo de la Hispanidad to the Long Island Hispanic Community"

10:15 a.m. Speaker: Conrad M. Herold, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Geography, Hofstra University
"Latin American Economies after Argentina: What Comes After Neoliberalism?"

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Bilingualism and Biliteracy in Schools: Support Networks for Latino Students
Speakers: Andrea García, Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies, Hofstra University
Tatiana Gordon, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Teaching, Hofstra University
Monica Campos, Freeport School District (Bilingual SLP)
Alina Newman, Freeport School District (ESL Teacher)
Christine Vargas, Freeport School District (ESL teacher)

12:30 p.m. LUNCH
Moderator: Zilkia Janer, Assistant Professor of Spanish,
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra University

2:00 p.m. Speaker: Yvonne Mowatt, Community Service Manager, Girl Scouts of Nassau County
"Latina Young Women as Leaders in Nassau County"

2:45 p.m. Speaker: Cindy Rodriguez WNYC/Public Radio
"Stories from Ecuadorian Immigrants: Human Smugglers Turned Kidnappers and Videoconferencing with Ecuadorian Families".

3:15 p.m. Literary Presentations
Moderator: Blanca Estela Ruiz Zaragoza, Researcher, Departamento de Estudios Literarios, Universidad de Guadalajara Dulce María Zúñiga, Chair, Departamento de Estudios Literarios, Director, Cátedra Latinoamericana "Julio Cortázar", Universidad de Guadalajara, México
"Por los caminos de Juan Rulfo" (In Spanish)
A Power Point presentation

4:15 p.m. Latin American Poetry
Poetry Readings
Moderator: Miguel-Angel Zapata, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures

Rocío Cerón (México D.F)
Jeannette Clariond (Monterrey, México)
Eduardo Mitre (Bolivia) St. John's University
Cecilia Vicuña (Chile)

5:30 p.m. RECEPTION
Sponsored by
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
School of Education and Allied Human Services
College of Liberal Arts
Honors College
Department of Literacy Studies
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Instituto Cervantes, New York

Latin American & Caribbean Studies