San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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
There currently is a waitlist, but please sign up so we can judge interest and plan accordingly!
When & Where
Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY
On February 27, 2017, the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY reached its five year anniversary since its approval by the Board of Trustees. The Institute, based at Lehman College, is the culmination of more than 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 463% since 2000!