Book release of Racial Subordination in Latin America and Film Screening of: “To the Mountains"
Saturday, April 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029
Tanya Katerí Hernández will celebrate the paperback release of her book Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response with a discussion of the status of Afro-descendants in Latin America and brief screening of the documentary "To the Mountains: A Story of Travel and Transformation” by documentary filmmaker Sisa Bueno.
Please join Tanya Katerí Hernández, Sisa Bueno and Executive Director of the AfroLatin@ Forum Miriam Jiménez Román, as they converse about their mutual interest in social justice and the recognition of Afro-Latinos during this first year of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 68/237 and to be observed from 2015 to 2024.
Juan Flores was an educator who was thoroughly committed to his many students over the course of an academic career that spanned more than 45 years. In acknowledgement of his dedication to teaching, learning, and critical thinking, and his deep concern with furthering the cause of social justice, the AfroLatin@ Forum has established The Juan Flores AfroLatin@ Scholarship Fund. Your donation will be appreciated.
by Melissa M. Valle for NACLA
They say that the Devil’s greatest trick is convincing the world he didn’t exist. While I’m not a religious person, I find something alarming about the notion that a sinister force is exacting its will on humanity while successfully going undetected, and therefore uncontested. Racism in Latin America has a similar invisible, but insidious, sort of quality.
Bring up racism amongst those from Latin America and you’ll often get an exasperated groan, followed by something about how class is the predominate stratifying principle in Latin America, and a plea to stop applying your U.S.-based take on race to those in Latin America and the Caribbean. They may even throw in a “we’re all mixed” or “what is race?” rejoinder for good measure. Keep reading.