Past Events

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This is a space where LCS students, faculty and our friends at the CLAC meet virtually after dinner to relax, and catch up over "un cafecito".

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2020

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As you may know, the department has a beautiful tradition of celebrating Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and unfortunately, this year our students and community could not gather to make a department altar. This year, the Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Latino Studies wanted to share a photo of the simple altar she made at home to remember and honor her grandparents, great grandmother, and uncles who have all passed. We join Professor Lilia Fernandez in wishing you all a happy Day of the Dead as we think about and honor our ancestors.

Warm regards,
Dr. Lilia Fernandez
Henry Rutgers Term Chair
Associate Professor, Latino & Caribbean Studies and History

Conversation with Dr. Carlos Decena

Join us onThursday, November 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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Dr. Decena will reflect on how the intersectionality of diversity and inclusion has impacted and played a role in his life and scholarship. Join us!

Register at this link:

Cross-Campus Director of Undergraduate Intellectual Life, Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice
Acting Chair and Associate Professor, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Carlos Ulises Decena joined the Departments of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2005. He is an interdisciplinary scholar of immigration and queer studies, and his research explores the meeting points of Black, ethnic, and area studies. A native of the Dominican Republic, Decena holds a Ph.D. in American studies from New York University. He currently serves as acting chair of the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, after having served as the department’s chair for the past 6 academic years.

This event is sponsored by the SAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Engagement Group.

RU LatinXcellence Wed, October 14, 2020

An intimate virtual gathering with President Jonathan Holloway, The Center for Latino Arts and Culture and Latinx Alumni Association of Rutgers University (LAARU)


Special thanks goes out to the Latinx Alumni Association of Rutgers University (LAARU), the official host, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC), the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA), Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Isabel Nazario and of course President Jonathan Holloway. Select student leaders, faculty, professional staff, members of the CLAC advisory board and other key leaders gathered virtually for an intimate conversation with President Holloway as a formal introduction to the LatinX commUNITY at Rutgers University. We engaged in what we hope will be one of many productive exchanges to come to strengthen our partnerships for much needed positive change.