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diasporadash:

negrodocumentary:

NEGRO: A documentary about Latino Identity Screening + Panel Discussion on AfroLatinas and beauty image and mental health with the producer Dash Harris, Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos.com

Sunday, October 26th
2pm-4pm 
La Casa Azul Bookstore
103rd St. and Lexington
$10 suggested donation
RSVP to RSVP.lacasaazul@gmail.com 
Please consider bringing a brown doll for the newly launched AfroLatino Travel’s “Brown Dolls for Brown Children - Panama” Campaign. 

Sorry about that!!! The correct e-mail to RSVP is: RSVP.lacasaazul@gmail.com

afrolatinoforum:

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Schomburg Center for Research in Black CulturePlenary Conference Opening: Race Counts!WelcomeMiriam Jiménez Roman, Executive Director, afrolatin@ forum
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation 
Juan Flores, co-founder, afrolatin@ forum
Round-table DiscussionPedro Noguera, New York University
Tanya K. Hernández, Fordham University School of Law
Leonardo Reales Jiménez, Human Rights Activist, Storyteller, and University Professor
Tianna Paschel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Rolando Roebuck, Community Activist, Washington, DC
Cultural PresentationRSVP for Thursday Night’s Plenary




Friday, October 24th, 8:30am - 6:00pmGraduate Center, City University of New York9:00am - 9:15amArrival and registration
9:15am - 10:45amIn and Out of Focus: Media and AfroLatin@ Representation
AfroLatin@s in the Classroom: Youth, Education and Culture
11:00am - 12:30pm    Looking Suspicious: The Racialization of Crime
Taking Measures: AfroLatin@s and Economic Inequities
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm¿Y nosotros qué?: Acknowledging the AfroLatin@ Immigrant 
AfroLatin@s and Health Disparities: When Both Race and Ethnicity Matter
3:00pm - 3:30pmBreak
3:30pm - 5:00pmPlenary: Connecting Stories: The Practice of Racial Dialogues
5:15pm -  6:45pmClosing Plenary: Identity, Visibility and Representation: The Role of the Census





Saturday, October 25th, 1:00pm - 6:00pm El Museo del Barrio1:00pm - 2:30pm    Panel: Recounting the Afrolatin@ Artist Experience – Past, Present, & Future
2:30pm - 3:30pm    Dance and Mask-Making Workshops
3:30pm - 5:00pm         Musical and Cultural Performances
4:30pm - 5:30pmReception
RSVP for Saturday’s Family Day
View schedule HERE

afrolatinoforum:

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Plenary Conference Opening: Race Counts!

Welcome
  • Miriam Jiménez Roman, Executive Director, afrolatin@ forum
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation 
  • Juan Flores, co-founder, afrolatin@ forum

Round-table Discussion
  • Pedro Noguera, New York University
  • Tanya K. Hernández, Fordham University School of Law
  • Leonardo Reales Jiménez, Human Rights Activist, Storyteller, and University Professor
  • Tianna Paschel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
  • Rolando Roebuck, Community Activist, Washington, DC

Cultural Presentation

RSVP for Thursday Night’s Plenary


Saturday, October 25th, 1:00pm - 6:00pm 
El Museo del Barrio


1:00pm - 2:30pm    

2:30pm - 3:30pm    

3:30pm - 5:00pm         

4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Reception

RSVP for Saturday’s Family Day
View schedule HERE

guatepolitics:

nativefaces:

Since i keep getting questions on, if the Mayans were only found in mexico. Here’s a visual, these were the regions of the Maya people. 

you mean where Maya peoples were, or where Maya peoples areLiving Maya Map

Above is an English version of a map produced with the Academia de Lenguas Mayas in Guatemala, there are also maps for Mexico and Belize (and there should be for El Salvador and Honduras).

I know settler colonial logics keep telling us Maya peoples are in the past, but Maya peoples are also in the present. And the future.

In Guatemala alone, there are 21 legally recognized living Maya peoples, as well as the non-Maya indigenous Xinca and the African Diaspora Garífuna.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I don't care about skin tone either, but I find these people very weird when they're all like, "But do I count?" Like, why are you asking for my approval? You can identity with whatever you want. I'm not sure why it's important to them that they get the approval of certain people to feel comfortable enough to identify as Latin@. Like, are they going to put it on a membership card and be like, "OFFICIAL LATIN@ SEAL OF APPROVAL!" or something?
reclaimingthelatinatag reclaimingthelatinatag Said:
Asker doctorspicy Asks:
Big fan of this blog; been following it for a while. I've been reading the recent anons and wanted to throw my own thoughts out there. I'm definitely on the lighter range of the latinx community, but I don't really care. I know that I was raised by strong mexican women and I feel that influence daily, and I really wouldn't want anyone to define that for me. I think for a lot of people worried about skin tone, they just need to find their own roots and decide if they feel latinx or not. thnx!
reclaimingthelatinatag reclaimingthelatinatag Said:

Thank you for sharing your perspective! :)

I agree 100 % 

I know a lot of us are distanced from our communities, so it’s hard to connect to those roots. But we just have to keep searching :)

-N

Asker Anonymous Asks:
When these white people come in ask if they count as a Latinx, I can't help but feel that they want the approval of PoC in our community so that they can distance themselves from their white privilege. They want to say, "I'm Latinx so I don't count as part of the white majority in the USA." But being Latinx doesn't mean you're a PoC nor does it negate white privilege.
reclaimingthelatinatag reclaimingthelatinatag Said:

This is so well said! Exactly!

I know so many white latin@s who get accolades for being amazing poc even though they engage in anti-black and anti-indigenous behavior. 

-N

Asker Anonymous Asks:
okay i agree w the post about not wanting people to go "my great grandmother was mexican so am i latinx" but do you mean white latinxs as in living in the usa bc there are obviously many white latinxs who live in latin america
reclaimingthelatinatag reclaimingthelatinatag Said:

I don’t speak for all the other mods, but only for myself. I know that, I’m Cuban!

I mean any white latin@s who for some reason feel the burning urge to ask us to define their identity & latinity for them. We get so many of these messages, it can be a little bit tiring. 

-N

fyqueerlatinxs:

Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books!

  1. Trauma Queen by Lovemme Corazón
  2. Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez
  3. Down to the Bone by Maya Lazara Dole
  4. City of Night by John Rechy
  5. The Rain God by Arturo Islas
  6. The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
  7. The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poetica by Maya Chinchilla
  8. Their Dogs Came with Them by Helena Maria Viramontes
  9. Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Collado

(via fuckyeahchicanawriters)

upyourcactus:

Elizabeth Peña has passed away on October 14, 2014 at the age of 55. The Cuban actress, with a professional career spanning nearly 40 years, left us on the night of October 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She had recently wrapped work on the first season of the El Rey Network’s action series, Matador, where she played the title character’s mother Maritza.

Well known in roles like La Bamba, Rush Hour, I married Dora, Modern Family and the voice of Mirage in the Incredibles.

(via doyayoda)

global216:

For the 1st time ever, Muslims were at the Latino Day Parade in New York. 

Latino Muslims represent!

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