Nassau Community College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with
Voces from the Past: Sor Juana and New Imaginings

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2023 Garden City, NY -

Who/What:    In partnership with The State University of New York, Nassau Community College and The Latin American Center for Academic Success and Achievements (La Casa) at NCC, present Voces from the Past: Sor Juana and New Imaginings, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.

The event features an analysis and discussion of Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz’s life, as well as a reading of some of her most significant works. Sor Juana, considered by her contemporaries to be the “Tenth Muse” and the “Mexican Phoenix,” is the first documented female poet, theologian, and philosopher of colonial Latin America.

Dr. Leonardo Falcón, NCC Instructor of History and Latin American Studies and 2023 SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute Fellow, and Dr. Alberto Sosa, ACLS Emerging Voices Research Fellow at Rutgers University, will discuss Sor Juana’s transcendental literature, her pioneering philosophical and social stances, her struggles, and her resilience and contributions to the development of literary and cultural arts throughout the Americas.

When:   Monday, September 18: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                

Nassau Community College
College Center Building (CCB)
Second Floor, Room 252

The event can also be viewed virtually at

For more information, please contact Dr. Leonardo Falcón at .

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 14,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to the associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 160,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

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