Archive for May, 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

deadline extendedThe deadline for abstracts and research topic descriptions has been extended. We ask that students and educators interested in participating get in contact with ISLAS organizers to ensure that space is made available and that our resources can best meet the needs of the students. We have been giving workshops and presentations at schools throughout the city, and are gearing up for a series of workshops at La Casa Azul Bookstore to be of support to students and their teachers interested in being a part of ISLAS on June 21st at Lehman College.

We do expect to have all research papers in final draft form no later than June 14th to allow for panel moderators the opportunity to read the works prior to the symposium.

Research Writing Workshops @ La Casa Azul Bookstore Thursdays in May 4-6pm

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

La Casa Azul Bookstore has generously offered to share their space and walls of words by hosting a series of workshops for high school students which will break down Latina/o and Latin American Studies, and research writing.

The workshops at La Casa Azul will run from 4pm to 6pm, Thursdays in May, the 9th, 16th, and May 23rd, facilitated by Gabriel Higuera, director of Tertulia Resolana, in association with the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies. Participants are welcome to bring their work, research, and ideas as we build on the physical resources within the bookstore, considering the literature and context of East Harlem as a launching point. Specific activities will include quick writes and worksheet/writing prompt exercises.

The symposium is a unique opportunity to share research and contribute questions to greater discussions. The use of new media applications and means of communication have rapidly and dramatically influenced how forums are held, and how information is communicated. We will discuss the use of media as a tool in pubic communication, and relate the various applications and programs with our own research interests, and how to integrate some aspect/s into the presentation at ISLAS.

Reserve your spot. Email La Casa Azul at

Workshop resources will be made available here shortly.


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