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Afro-Latinos in the Américas

April 27, 2011 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Kresge, Room 159


A panel with Juan Flores (NYU),  Miriam Jiménez Román (The Schomburg Center),  Nancy Raquel Mirabal (SFSU), and Mark Anderson (UCSC).  

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.

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April 27, 2011
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Kresge, Room 159
Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz, Kresge College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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