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Jose Ocasio gives a demonstration of his Puerto Rican identity through rhythm. From the 2013 program, "Hispanic Staten Island: Culture and Identity."

Wagner College has a variety of programs scheduled between Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 to celebrate the rich history and amazing contributions of America’s Latin community.

Gallery reception — Thursday evening, Sept. 15

From 5 to 8 p.m. in the Horrmann Library’s Spotlight Gallery, join artists Ezequiel Taveras and Homero for a reception highlighting their exhibition, “Na’ufrago: Castaway.” Refreshments will be provided.

Visit Museo del Barrio — Saturday, Sept. 17

Interested in learning more about Latino art and culture? Then join the Center for Intercultural Advancement for a visit the famed Museo del Barrio in Spanish Harlem — and for free dinner at a local restaurant following the visit. The visit is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spaces are limited, so RSVP by email.

‘Peace Poets’ — Thursday, Sept. 29

Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Boardroom for an evening with “the Peace Poets,” who identify themselves as “a collective of artists who celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry.” Take part in this interactive poetry slam!

Speaker Cesar Vargas — Monday, Oct. 3

At 6 p.m., join us in Union 201 for a conversation with Cesar Vargas, the first immigrant without a legal status approved to work as a lawyer in New York City. You can read more about Vargas’s struggle in to New York Times stories: one from 2013, followed by another published last year.

‘Orlando’s Impact on the Latino Community’ — Thursday, Oct. 6

Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Union 227, the Multicultural Lounge, for a lunchtime Social Justice Dialogue — and, yes, lunch will be provided! Was the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. an act of terrorism, or an act of hate? Join the Iris Alliance, Wagner College’s LGBT student group, and the Center for Intercultural Advancement as we look at the intersection of race, sexual orientation and hate. To ensure that we have enough food, RSVP by email.

‘Thinking Transnational: The Reunification of Migrant Families’ — Thursday, Oct. 13

Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. in Union 227, the Multicultural Lounge, for a discussion with Prof. Margarita Sanchez about the impact of immigration on migrant families and the power of reunification. Refreshments will be provided.

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