Northeastern University Presents Latin America through Jewish Eyes

WHO/WHAT: Northeastern University will celebrate an evening of Jewish and Latino culture with music, art, reading selections and food.

Northeastern faculty members and special guests will present on topics including cultural backgrounds, Jewish presence in Brazilian art, Jewish Cuban Cuisine, Jewish-Latin American music and poetry.

An art show and a reception featuring authentic Latin American and Jewish cuisine will also take place.

Presenters include Stephen Sadow, Professor of Modern Languages; Alan West-Durán, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Director of the Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program; Isabel Meirelles, Assistant Professor of Art and Design; Alicia Borinski, Boston University Professor of Spanish and Director of the “Writing in the Americas” Program and Ester Shapiro, University of Massachusetts-Boston Associate Professor of Psychology.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, from 5: 30 pm – 7: 30 pm.

WHERE: Curry Student Center Ballroom, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

This event is brought to you by the Northeastern Libraries, Northeastern Bookstore, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Jewish Studies, Program in Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latin American Student Association, Latino/a Student Cultural Center and Hillel House.

For more information, please contact Jason Kornwitz at 617-373-5471 or

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit