Many Announcements! First-Generation Grad Ceremony, Immigrant Heritage Week, and More!

| April 16, 2019

Seeking New CLS board members: As the school year comes to a close, we’d like to thank you all for your participation and investment in all our programming throughout the year. In preparation for next year, we are now starting the process of transitioning to next year’s leadership board. CLS has always maintained a horizontal leadership model and we look forward to continuing this legacy. If you will be a returning student for the 2019-2020 academic school year and are interested in a leadership role as a board member, please click here and complete the google form by Friday April 26th. We will follow up with you individually.

We Need Your Help! 

CLS is currently seeking volunteers to help with setup, registration, clean up, serving food, and other logistics for Post-Hurricane María: El Pueblo Unido, Will Never Be Defeated on Friday, 4/26. Please fill out this Google Form if you are willing to volunteer. We really hope you can come join us in making this a successful event.Thank you!

CLS is currently seeking volunteers to help with setup, registration, clean up, serving food, and other logistics for the 16th Annual EnVisions Conference on 4/27. We are also seeking current graduate students who are interested in networking with attendees during our lunch hour (lunch is on us!) from 12:30pm to 1:15pm in Thompson 229. This networking session will take place in the form of a small group discussion where you will be able to share your experience in your current graduate program. Please fill out this Google Form if you are interested in volunteering and/or being part of our networking session during our lunch hour.


CLS is in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and Bibyanna Corona and Francisco Sanchez of Organizacion Mexico Americana New York and AC Creativa to present the documentary, Sowing Traditions and Customs. This documentary narrates the struggles and achievements of three Mexican origin artistic groups in New York City: the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York, Chinelos de Morelos and Tecuanes de San GDocabriel. Through one-on-one interviews with its members, we can learn about their traditions and how immigrants contribute daily to enrich this country’s social fabric.

We hope you can join us to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week 2019! Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Room GDH 285

To request disability-related accommodations, contact OASID at, or 212-678-3689, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.


Join us at the Columbia Latinx Graduate Student Mixer on Friday, April 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm inMixer William & June Warren Hall, Warren Felberg Lounge (1st floor). Please RSVP here: Even if you can’t stay for the entire time, please RSVP and join us whenever you are available! Light snacks and drinks will be provided but BYOB (beer, wine, and ENABS) is highly encouraged. Co-sponsored by Columbia Business School Hispanic Business Association and Columbia Law School Latinx Law Students Association.


The Columbia University Arab Women’s Association is thrilled to invite you to our inaugural Celebration of Middle Eastern and North African Women’s Excellence! With a focus on representation, this year’s celebration will highlight the diverse ways in which cis women, non-binary, and trans people from across the MENA region and diaspora are challenging stereotypes and making their mark. Our hope is that by bringing participants together for a day of panels, discussions, workshops, and more we will in some small way begin to empower the next generation of leaders from across the MENA region to pursue their passions and break new ground.

For more information and to register, click here.

To view the Facebook Event page, click here.


The 4th Annual First Generation and Diversity Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, May 21st at 5pm in the Cowin Auditorium. The theme is celebrating Equity, Inclusion, and Empowerment. This unique event aims to create a welcoming space to celebrate our accomplishments, families, communities, and our futures. Please join us this year as we continue this wonderful tradition. All students who identify as first generation and/or come from a diverse background are welcome to participate in this wonderful celebration by filling out this Google Form. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 8th at 5pm. Please feel free to email us at with any questions.

To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, (646) 755-3144 video phone as early as possible.

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