Mesoamerican, Indigenous, and Caribbean Cultures Initiative

The Time is Now!
Ahora! Maintenant! Agora!

Our Mission

Recently we celebrated the centennial of The New School, a major milestone in its history. The central mission of the New School for Social Research in 1919 was to create an institution of higher learning in which refugees from Europe fleeing political and ethnic persecution could unite to pursue critical intellectual inquiry, freedom of self- expression, and most importantly to openly criticize and condemn policies and laws that would discriminate against communities because of race, nationality, sexual orientation or political persuasion. This philosophy and commitment stands at the heart of the institution then, and now.

our mission & vision

at this crucial turning point in history, we are calling out to students, professors, and colleagues to join us to support our newly established initiative.


MICCI Events & Activities

Upcoming Schedule






Introducing the MICCI x NYU MexSA Alliance

6:00 – 8:30pm

UC Lower Level,
Parsons School of Design
66 5th Avenue,
New York, NY 10011



MICCI Lecture: The Popul Vuh

Online, New York City

Past Event



MICCI Launch: Centering Mesoamerican, Indigenous and Caribbean Presence, Voices and Knowledges in the University

Online, New York City

Past Event

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Who We Are

Who are the people behind MICCI? We are a unified, and passionate vanguard of students and faculty, dedicated to meaningful change within The New School, affecting the LatinX, Caribbean and Indigenous peoples. Please take a moment to explore who we are.

our team

Leslie Fonseca


Jaime Arredondo

Founder & Director

Luci Meyer

Vice President

Title VI Office

One of the most pressing and prominent demands on our radar is the establishment of a Title VI Office, equipped with a Title VI Coordinator and Investigator.


The proper preservation of the frescos in the ‘Orozco Room’ and the appointing of MICCI as the guardians of the space.


The commitment to diversifying and improving the process of expanding The New School community.



The importance and necessity of the Orozco Room and its impact on the future of The New School.

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