Posts tagged afrolatina
Posts tagged afrolatina
This is an anonymous survey that aims to quantify violence (physical, emotional, psychological, verbal or sexual abuse) in the lives of African Diasporic women. [Afrodescendant women in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean] for an upcoming documentary/multi-media project. The survey is also…
Ain’t I Latina? launch event TODAY!
Join us as we add some sazón (seasoning) and sabor (flavor) to your Wednesday night to celebrate this exciting launch!
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
274 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
D, N or R Train to Union Street
Complimentary coquito tasting, passed appetizers and pastelitos (sweets), signature happy hour drinks, raffle prizes,
musica (music) and more!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For all those times you were denied membership to your own ethnicity by the “identity police”
NEGRO: Finding Identity - Rosa
"That idea of colorism what we’re really talking about is…anti-black prejudices that run rampant, I think within the Latino community but I also think within the African-American community if we look at the history of race and ‘light-skinnedness’…Black to me is also a consciousness, it’s a politic, so people look at me and be like ‘why you calling yourself Black"’ well you have to understand what Black is, what does Black mean?, Black is not African-American, we’re talking about a global Black or African Diaspora, but it’s important to also say that as a Latina, at some level i may have a privilege that other darker sisters don’t enjoy and we have to be mindful of that as well."
Self-identified, Black Puerto Rican activist, Rosa Clemente discusses her awakening to ethnicity and race and how education leads the path to liberation.
Negro: The Intersection of Sexism, Racism, Colorism and Classism
How color, class, race, gender and sexuality intersect in Latin America. Clip from 2-hour documentary, full topical video coming soon.
"In Peru, specifically, it is more difficult to be an AfroPeruvian woman than an AfroPeruvian man….Effectively in countries like ours, where there is discrimination for gender, class, sexual orientation etcetera., the configuration of being an AfroPeruvian woman will generate a different context of oppression, what a Peruvian author, Marisol de la Cadena, calls the ‘Inequality Braid’…The AfroPeruvian woman is discriminated against for being poor, for being a woman, and for her ethnicity, the AfroPeruvian woman faces three forms of discrimination that doesn’t happen with other ethnicities."
Father, daughter self identified ‘zambos’, Afro-Peruvians, or Black Peruvians, Roberto and Alicia talk about their identity and how others perceive them in the U.S. and in Peru.
Dominican-American, Larissa Vasquez talks about growing up with a color complex, recounting a doll story that made color preference blatant at a very young age.
U.S. expat, Alex talks about living and finding his roots in Panama amid colorism, racism and discrimination. He expounds on the subtle but harmful ways racism manifests and its influence on how people view Latinos of African descent.