Black, Latino, Both
AfroLatinos and the Current Immigration Debate
Saturday, October 13, 2007
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open and free to the public.