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AFRO-LATINOS IN THE DIASPORA: HISTORY, CULTURE & CHALLENGES (Day 1)

Afro-Latino Alliance

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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The District of Columbia Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, in collaboration with ACADA (Asociasion Cultural AfroLatina, y la Diaspora Africana), and the Afro-Latino Alliance, will host two public programs during Black History Month focused an Afro-Latinos. 

The first program, "Afro-Latinos in the Diaspora: History, Culture and Challenges in Asserting their Rightful African Identity," will be an interactive public forum that will include a brief documentary screening of "Negro" and panel of experts addressing issues that impact the Afro-Latino community locally and globally.

Documentary:

"Negro"- A Docu-Series exploring Latino Identity throughout the Americas by Dash Harris (See http://negrodocumentary.com/ for more information)

Panelists:

Gilberto Amaya, Independent International Development Expert

Judith Morrison, Senior Advisor at the Inter-American Development Bank

Chris Rodriguez, Author of "Latino Manifesto: A Critique of the Race Debate in the U.S. Latino Community."

J. Santiago, Ph.D, Professor, Howard University

 

 

The second program, "Afro-Lation Recognition Awards Ceremony: Celebrating the Contributions of Afro-Latinos in Advocacy, Human Rights, Education, Volunteerism and the Arts," will feature dance performances and an awards ceremony recognizing the contributions of Afro-Latinos and allies to the Washington metro area.

Dance Performances:

Vicky Leyva y su Espectaculo "Sabor Negro"

Grupo "Son y Sabor" de Leandro Reyes

Grupo de Baile "DC Casineros"

"Grufolpawa" Grupo Folkorico de Panama, Washington, D.C.

 

WHEN: February 18 & 19, 2014

WHERE: GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW; Washington, DC 20010

TIME: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (both nights)

The event is open and free to the public. Interpretation will be provided.

Questions? Contact us at: AfroLatinoAlliance@gmail.com

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When & Where


GALA Theatre
3333 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)


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Organizer

Afro-Latino Alliance

The mission of the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) is to improve the quality of life of the District's Latino residents by addressing a broad range of social and economic needs through strategic management of public and private partnerships, expertise on policy, community relations, civic engagement and community-based grants.

The Afro-Latino Alliance is a newly formed group dedicated to the advancement of the Afro-Latino community through advocacy, education and coalition building.

 ACADA is a cultural organization under the leadership of Vicky Leyva, a Peruvian singer residing in the Washington Metropolitan Area who also dedicates her work to educating the public on cultural and artistic issues related to the Afro-Latino community.

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