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Celebratory Launch of CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies

On June 26, 2012, the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies enjoyed its celebratory launch at the CUNY Graduate Center on 34th Street. Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Consul General Carlos Sada, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson and Executive Director of the CUNY Taskforce for Mexican and Mexican-American Educational Futures were among the speakers. Leaders and members of many community organizations were present including La Unión, Mixteca, Asociación Tepeyac, Mayas, MASA-MexEd, and elected officials including State Senator Bill Perkins, as well as CUNY and area faculty and students.

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Virtual Seminar/Seminario Virtual CUNY/BUAP

Nov. 7, 2012. Dra. Gloria Marroni (ICSyH), "Fronteras perversas, familias fragmentadas: el circuito Puebla-Nueva York." Full video available.

Maria da Gloria Marroni, sociologist in the department of Sociological and Political Sciences of the BUAP. Dr. Marroni is author of Las campesinas y el trabajo rural en México de fin de siglo (BUAP, 2000) y Soñar por etapas. Mexicanas, fronteras y migración a Estados Unidos, as well as a book chapter in La diáspora latinoamericana: migración en un mundo globalizado, which she edited with Gloria Salgado (BUAP, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, 2006).

December 5, 2012 Isabel Martínez, John Jay College, Ten Leave a Day: Bracerita/os, Migration and Agency (Diez Salen Cada Día: Bracerita/os, la Migración y la Agencia)

Isabel Martinez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Her teaching and research interests include transnationalism, Mexican youth immigration, Mexican borders, and the intersections of race, immigration and technology. Long involved with issues of educational attainment in Latina/o communities, her recently completed research examines the transnational familial, labor and educational experiences of unaccompanied Mexican immigrant youth in New York. Her article, ?What?s Age Gotta Do With It? Understanding the Age-Identities and School-Going Practices of Mexican Immigrant Youth in New York City? was published in a special issue of The High School Journal focusing on Transnationalism, Latina/o Immigrants and Education, and has a chapter on the US-Mexico border in Latinas/os and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2011).

¡Salud! Beyond Deficits and Paradoxes in Mexican Immigration and Health

A conference held on May 11, 2012 at Lehman College.

Complete program.

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Welcoming Remarks: Alyshia Gálvez, Director; President Ricardo Fernández, Lehman College; Hon. Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice Chancellor, City University of New York; Eduardo Peñaloza, Consul General of Mexico; Dr. Laird Bergad, Demographic Aspects of the Mexican-Origin Population of the New York City Metropolitan Area, 1990 - 2010

Keynote Address by David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA, "250 Years of Latino Health in California"

Panel I: From Deficit Discourses to Culturally Responsive Systems
Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Criminalizing Health Care: Pregnant Immigrant Women and the Question of Public Charge
Anahí Viladrich, From Framing to Counter-framing Narratives: Unauthorized Immigrants and their Right to Health Care in the US
Seth Holmes, "Because They're Lower to the Ground" and Other Naturalizing Narratives
Robert Smith, Mexican immigrants and Seguro Popular
Moderator and discussant: Marilyn Aguirre-Molina

Panel 2: Beyond the Paradox: Health for a new millennium
Peter Guarnaccia, We Eat Meat Everyday: Ecology and Economy of Dietary Change among Oaxacan Migrants from Mexico to New Jersey
Ramona Tenorio, Seeking Health Care in the Urban Shadows: Latino Lay Healing Practices in Milwaukee
Luisa N. Borrell, Revisiting the Hispanic Paradox on All-Cause Mortality: One Size Does Not Fit All
Jennifer Burrell, Rethinking the Mixed Status Family: MexicanMigrants and Health Care Access in Upstate New York
Moderator and discussant: Suzanne Oboler

Roundtable with Health Care Providers: Round Table moderated by David Badillo with Health Advocates and and Practitioners:
Josana Tonda Salcedo, Ventanillas de Salud (Consulate of Mexico in New York)
Haydee Morales, Planned Parenthood of NY
Dr. Francesca Gany, Center for Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Maria Corsaro, CNM, MPH, Columbia Nurse Midwifery Program
Dr. Debra Pelto, MPH, PhD, The Bronx Health Link

Book Presentation Is it Just a Matter of Descuido?: The Health Care Seeking Journey of Latino Men in New York City, by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila and Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, a publication of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity.

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