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Youtube; "Know Your Rights"  Jan 5, 2015

​In this enlightening and educational video, we delve into the crucial topic of knowing your rights when interacting with the police. It's essential to understand your rights to protect yourself, maintain your dignity, and ensure fair treatment during any encounter with law enforcement.​

Washington Square News; "Immigration Experts Tackle ‘Ellis’ Immigration in Film" Nov 16, 2015

​Immigration experts. Isabel Martinez and Shirley Leyro, professors at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, spoke to the relevance of this depiction of Ellis Island to the issues facing the United States today. Read full story:​​

Youtube; "January 2020 | LATiNAS" Jan 14, 2020​

​On this episode of Latinas - host Tinabeth Piña sits down with NY State Assembly Woman and CUNY alum Catalina Cruz, correspondent Elena Romero interviews Dr. Shirley Leyro about the number of Latinas earning their PhD's.​​

Youtube; "OutTalk with Dr. Kevin Nadal: Social Justice Activism"  Mar 3, 2016

​For this episode, we will be discussing Social Justice Activism, particuarly regarding the #BlackLivesMatter movement and helping people become more social justice oriented. I'm joined by Stephanie Chrispin (UniPro), Akua Gy (Community Organizer/ PhD Student), and Shirley Leyro (PhD Student/ Instructor at City University of New York).


Shirley P. Leyro, Ph.D.

Youtube; "Central Park 5 at BMCC"  Feb 15, 2017

Students & Faculty at Borough of Manhattan Community College screen the movie Central Park 5 and engaged in a lively discussion after with three of the accused, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana.​

Youtube; "Interview with Shirley Leyro - Short Docs Web Series"  Oct 17, 2017

Threats to deportation and the psychological impact in undocumented students.​

Youtube; "Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini (Lifetime Movie)" 

​After Sherri Papini went for a run and didn’t come home in 2016, the heat was on to find the mother of two. The Northern California missing-person case quickly became a national story–true crime aficionados couldn’t talk about anything but the “supermom”, especially after she returned and her story about being abducted wasn’t adding up.​​