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“Mexico-NY: Thirty Years of Migration”

Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY

Friday, May 10, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

“Mexico-NY: Thirty Years of Migration”

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The CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies

Mexico-NY: Thirty Years of Migration

May 10, 2013

This conference will be a gathering of scholars from Mexico and the United States to disseminate research on three decades of migration between Mexico and New York.


                                                             8:15am - 8:45am – Breakfast

8:45am - 9:15am – Introductory Remarks

9:15am - 10:30am – Panel 1:   Migration: Historical and Modern Trends

10:30am – 11am – Keynote : Federico Besserer, UAM- Iztapalapa

11am - 11:15am – Coffee Break

11:15am -12:30pm – Panel 2: Family and Community

12:30pm - 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm - 2:30pm – Panel 3: Work and Organizations

2:30pm - 3:45pm – Panel 4: NYC Metropolitan Experiences

3:45pm - 4pm – Coffee Break

4pm – 5pm – Arts Roundtable

5pm – 5:30pm IME Scholarship Awards ceremony

5:45pm – Film, Elvira


Free and open to the public

Registration required
There currently is a waitlist, but please sign up so we can judge interest and plan accordingly! 

Have questions about “Mexico-NY: Thirty Years of Migration”? Contact Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY

When & Where

CUNY, John Jay College
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Friday, May 10, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY

 On February 27, 2014, the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute reached its two year anniversary since its approval by the Board of Trustees. The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, based at Lehman College, is the culmination of nearly a decade of work by faculty, administrators, staff, and students to boost enrollment of Mexican and Mexican-American students, foster research with and about Mexico and Mexicans in the United States, and collaborate with community-based organizations to support and empower the Mexican immigrant community. With a special focus on Mexicans in the diaspora, especially Mexicans in New York, the Institute offers a space for the Mexican community to consider its own and an institutional location for support of scholarly and community advocacy projects. Fundamental to the Institute's foundation and success will be its ability to further new projects with community and cultural organizations, to channel projects already underway and to build on existing efforts within and outside of CUNY.

Mexicans constitute the fastest-growing national sub-group in New York City, due to high rates of immigration and births. If these rates remain the same, the Mexican population will surpass that of other Latino groups in New York City by the year 2024. The number of Mexicans living in New York City has grown 57.7 percent in the last decade. The Mexican population in New York City is 319,126, according to U.S. Census data for the most recent year available, 2010. With the growth of this population comes a need for institutions that advocate for the population and support the development of community leadership and mobilization. In CUNY, the Mexican student population has grown 265% since 2000!

In 2005, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson founded the Taskforce for Mexican and Mexican-American Educational Futures and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with then-Consul General Arturo Sarukhan (currently Ambassador of Mexico to the United States). With the CUNY Board of Trustees' approval of the Institute on February 27, 2012, the Institute becomes the first center of Mexican studies on the East Coast. It serves to channel and foster the work in which CUNY faculty, administrators, and students have already been engaged--to research, advocate with, and serve the Mexican community in our city. CUNY is a large institution, with twenty-three campuses and a quarter of a million students, and thus, the Institute's agenda is ambitious. It seeks to provide an umbrella, linking and facilitating research and programming across the system. Existing programs are invited to link their work to the Institute, enabling facilitation of greater resources, support, visibility, and cooperation. Faculty already engaged in research on Mexico or Mexicans in the U.S. are invited to share their findings, collaborate, and draft proposals for new research.

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