Hostos Community College: Tributes to Eugenio María de Hostos (1839-1903)

352636This weekend (November 13-15) Hostos Community College celebrates the 175 year anniversary tribute to Eugenio María de Hostos (1839-1903). Events will take place at Hostos Community College, 149th and Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York.

November 13 – All-Day Events: “Eugenio María de Hostos: Academic and Artistic Interventions /Intervenciones Artísticas y Académicas” (Bilingual)

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Mesa redonda sobre el legado de Hostos /An academic panel on Hostos’s Legacy: Juan Valdez (Queens College), Josefina Toledo (independent researcher, Cuba), José López (Northeastern University of Illinois, Chicago), Sonia Ruiz (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez), Ana López (Hostos C.C.), moderated by Orlando J. Hernández, Savoy MPR

2:00-3:15 p.m.: Hostos en las artes / Hostos in the Arts: A one-scene performance of the play “Young Hostos,” written by Michael Torres and produced and directed by Angel Morales; Discussion of paintings by Sonia Ruiz inspired by Hostos’s themes; and a bilingual Student Recital of Hostos’s Aphorisms, coordinated by Teresa Martínez and Rosa Velázquez – Black Box Theater – C151

3:30-4:45 p.m.: Música de la América de Hostos / Music from Eugenio María de Hostos’s Americas: A musical performance by Thelma Ithier-Sterling, soprano, Gilberto Pérez Lavastida, pianist. Hostos Repertory Theatre – Lounge of C Building.  Free admission. Tickets can be obtained at the box office in the Lounge of C Building.

Other events include:

November 13 –  Forum: “Voting Rights for Non-Citizens,” an event organized by Hector Soto and Citizens Union, Hostos Café, 6:30-9:00pm (In English.)

November 14 – Coloquio sobre Eugenio María de Hostos / Colloquium on Eugenio María de Hostos, Room B 501 (B Building) 9:30am-5:00pm (En español.)

November 15 – Hostos’s Route in NYC: A Walking Tour / La ruta de Hostos en Nueva York: un tour a pie (bilingual) 10:00am – 12:00pm. Meeting place: Washington Square Park, Manhattan, in front of the Arch.

[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

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