We finished up the year with our closing party at the PELEA exhibition this weekend. Uptown Vinyl Supreme played records and had us all dancing and celebrating the amazing year of programming. Our pop up chef Saydee Villarruel served tacos and we sold copies of our exhibition catalog, which can be accessed digitally here.
We’re thrilled to close out the year celebrating the successful culmination of our first exhibition, an artist in residence program, a conference on digitizing race that brought scholars together from across the U.S. and much more. We organized a working group of graduate students, and developed ten public programs to have forward-thinking conversations around Latinx scholarship, art, and activism! As part of our mission to keep events accessible to the wider public we have digitally archived as many events as possible such as the Art & Politics of Space Symposium which was livestreamed and posted on our site. We live tweeted and wrote blogs about events like Ed Morales book discussion of Latinx: The New Force in American Politics, and the State of Latinx Media panel that brought writers and cultural critics together. Our Facebook page also has a video library of events including most panels from the Digitizing Race Conference. So keep us in mind for collaborations in Latinx studies and follow us on FB, Twitter and Instagram @latinxprojnyu to keep up with new, exciting events! We’re excited to continue building with our community!
Thanks to all the panelists, artists, scholars and audiences who made the year a big success!! Here are some highlights from the year!