On Thursday, Feb. 25, join Dexter Burns, a current Master’s degree candidate in the Latin American and Caribbean studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dr. Hinda Seif, sociology/anthropology and women and gender studies faculty member at University of Illinois Springfield, for a presentation that examines the complicated intersections of race, culture and country. Attendees will view an excerpt from the PBS documentary Mirrors of the Heart, which focuses on questions of identity in Hispaniola after Spain and France brought Africans to the island as slaves after wiping out its indigenous peoples. The event also includes discussion of racialization in the Dominican Republic, the struggle of Afro-Latinos in Bolivia, and the ways in which activists are fighting to reclaim African and Black identity. For more information about Afro-Latinos: Status and Struggle and other ECCE Speaker Series programs, visit http://uis.edu/speakerseries.
Afro-Latinos: Status and Struggle
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4pm
UIS Brookens Auditorium
One University Plaza