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Ed Morales and Urayoán Noel in Conversation

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"Latinx" (pronounced "La-teen-ex") is the gender-neutral term that covers one of thelargest and fastest growing minorities in the United States, accounting for 17 percent of the country. Over 58 million Americans belong to the category, including a sizable part of thecountry's working class, both foreign and native-born. Their political empowerment is altering the balance of forces in a growing number of states. Yet Latinx barely figure in America's ongoing conversation about race and ethnicity. Remarkably, the US census does not even have a racial category for "Latino."

Please join Ed Morales in conversation with Urayoan Noel, both members of Loisaida's Artistic Advisory Board on Thursday, November 1st, on his new book: Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture.

Ed Morales is a journalist who has investigated New York City electoral politics, police brutality, street gangs, grassroots activists, and the Latino arts and music scene. He has been a Latin music Newsday columnist and longtime Village Voice contributing writer whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Jacobin, and The Nation. He was a contributing editor to NACLA Report on the Americas, and a frequent contributor of op ed columns for The Progressive Media Project.

Urayoán Noel is a South Bronx-based writer, critic, performer, translator and intermedia artist originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is an associate professor of English and Spanish at New York University, and also teaches at Stetson University's MFA of theAmericas. Noel is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (University of Arizona Press, 2015), as well as the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014), winner of the LASA Latina/o Studies Book Award.
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