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