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Black, Latino, Both: AfroLatinos and the Current Immigration Debate

afrolatin@ forum


Black, Latino, Both
AfroLatinos and the Current Immigration Debate

Saturday, October 13, 2007
1–3 pm
at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, NYC

How do changing notions of Blackness and Latinidad inform the
immigration debate? What social and political roles do Black Latinos
play in today’s discussions about race and ethnicity in the United

Moderator: Howard Jordán – attorney, professor at Hostos
Community College, columnist and host of WBAI’s The Jordan Journal

Panelists: Clarence Lusane – political science professor at
American University, activist, journalist, and author of Race in the
Global Era.

Yvette Modestin – Afro-Panamanian activist concerned with issues
affecting women of African descent; founder and director of “Encuentro
Diaspora Afro” in Boston.

Ángela Pérez – immigrant from Colombia and student at the City College
of New York researching the effects of public policy on African
American–Latino relations in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Silvio Torres-Saillant – professor at Syracuse University, founding
Director of the City University of New York Dominican Studies
Institute, and co-author of The Dominican Americans.

This event is co-sponsored by
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture–NYPL and El Museo del Barrio

To reserve your seat call 212.491.2229, or send
an email to: schomburgrsvp@nypl.org.

Open and free to the public.

Immigration and Race:

Challenges and Opportunities for the New American Majority

Saturday, December 9 • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue

This conference will focus on the ways in which issues of race are implicated in the ongoing debates on immigration and related policy concerns. Three panels of distinguished speakers will address themes related to present-day immigration including demographic changes and the coming non-white majority; the changing nature of the Black population and new Black immigration; Black-Latino relations; and the potential role of Afro-Latinos. This event is presented by the Afro-Latin@ Project at Queens College, CUNY, the Institute for Global Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS) at NYU, and the DuBois Center for African American Studies at Harvard, and hosted by El Museo and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Reception to follow. Admission: Free. Registration required. For more information, call (212) 998-5100 or (718) 997-2895.