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Afro-Latinos in the Américas
April 27, 2011 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Kresge, Room 159
Lourdes Martínez Echazábal (Literature) will be respondent. Juan Poblete (Literature) will moderate
In celebration of the recent publication of Juan Flores and Miriam Jimenez Roman’s “Afro-Latin@ Reader” (Duke, 2011)
The Afro-Latin@ Reader focuses attention on a large, vibrant, yet oddly invisible community in the United States: people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean. The presence of Afro-Latin@s in the United States (and throughout the Americas) belies the notion that Blacks and Latin@s are two distinct categories or cultures. Afro-Latin@s are uniquely situated to bridge the widening social divide between Latin@s and African Americans; at the same time, their experiences reveal pervasive racism among Latin@s and ethnocentrism among African Americans.
Questions? Contact Shannon Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org