Performance Explores Decima Across the Caribbean

By Carlos Fernandez, CLAC Director   This past Thursday, September 25, CLAC presented scholar, songwriter and performer Raquel Rivera and members of her group Ojos de Sofia in a program entitled “Decimas de Amargue and Other Love Songs”. The program took place at Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center on the Douglass Residential College from 7…

CLAC, a home away from home

By Marian Andrea Perez, Rutgers School of Business 2017   What exactly is the Center for Latino Arts and Culture? many of you may ask as you walk past the house with the colorful columns next to Au Bon Pain. Many people may know us as those people who sell empanadas outside or have that…

CLAC Opens Its Doors to New and Returning Students

By Carlos Fernandez, CLAC Director   This past Friday, September 5, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture welcomed new and returning students to campus with its yearly Open House/Casa Abierta BBQ program. The program followed the Student Involvement Fair, organized by Student Life and engaged over 300 people, including students, faculty and staff. This…

CLAC presents Undocumented Lives Series

Over a period of three weeks, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture hosted a three-part documentary screening entitled, “Undocumented Lives.” Each screening sheds light on the struggles of Latino and Non-Latino immigrant youth. The first series, “Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth,” follows the personal stories of five undocumented immigrant children at they graduate from…