The hashtag turned social movement, #blacklivesmatter, has thrust police brutality and institutionalized racism into the American consciousness. African descendants in Latin America are concurrently mobilizing around issues not unlike those faced by blacks in the U.S., drawing inspiration, in part, from #blacklivesmatter. What are the points of convergence in past and present Afro-Latin American and African American struggles to attain human rights? Join us for a multi-media panel discussion on #blacklivesmatter as a globalized from of protest, declaration of black pride and transnational solidarity throughout the Americas.
Moderator: Dr. Arlene Davila, NYU (Anthropology)
Panelists: Carmen Perez, Criminal Justice Activist,The Gathering for Justice Dr. Johanna Fernandez, Historian/Activist CUNY Baruch Diana Palacios, Afro-Colombian Activist, DRECCA Wendi Muse, PhD Candidate in Brazilian History, NYU
Organized by NYU Graduate Students: Larnies Bowen (Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies) Marcelo Rolando Carosi (Spanish & Portuguese) Ayanna Legros (Africana Studies)
Supported by: Gallatin Dean's Office Human Rights Fund Center for Multicultural Education & Programs Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Department of Social & Cultural Analysis Department of Spanish & Portuguese AfroLatin@ Forum
The 20th Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium Shifting Identities: Expressing Afro-Latinidad February 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Scherezade Garcia, Altar, Hurricane Sandy, fall 2013
Since the eighteenth century, an increased number of Afro-Latinos have traveled to and from the Caribbean, Central, and South America, experiencing varying national hegemonic systems and founding unique perspectives on definitions of race, gender, and identity. Art, historical, anthropological, and sociological scholarship has often examined Caribbean people, and particularly artists, from a narrow lens, discussing only the historical implications of single nations and overlooking the important international travel experiences of many artists. This symposium considers the ideological shifts that Afro-Latino migrants and immigrants have undergone through their experiences in Latin America and the United States. Exploring such changes reveals a narrative that recounts the transnational and sociopolitical relationships of the colonizer and the colonized from a lens melding different racial and political ideologies.
Includes presentations by distinguished scholars, a panel, plenaries and Q&A sessions, give a complete program.El simposio cada año explora la compleja relación de la diáspora africana y las culturas Latinas, una oportunidad para aprender, dialogar y aumentar nuestra.
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When: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM *Discounts available for advance registration. Where: Taller Puertorriqueño’s Ed Building, 2557 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Bridging the Gap: The African- American, Latinx and the Afro- Latinx Breach
Come join us for an interactive discussion facilitated by our invited experts to encourage stronger solidarity within Black and Latinx communities.
Friday, February 12th 7-9pm Teachers College, Columbia University Grace Dodge Hall 177/179 525 W. 120th Street New York, NY 10027
**Food will be provided**
Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations. To request disability-related accommodations contact OASIS at email@example.com, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.
Co-Sponsored by the Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund, Teachers College Coalition of Latino Scholars, Teachers College Black Student Network, and The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University
AfroLatin@s Now: Connecting Stories
AfroLatin@s Now: Connecting Stories is a podcast series produced by the AfroLatin@ Forum offering thoughtful and informed analyses of pressing stories from around the globe that are connected to the experience of Latin@s of African descent in the United States.
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.
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.