Published: July 13, 2020
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Organized by Observatorio de Las Américas

Join us for this collaborative discussion addressing anti-blackness sentiments and discriminatory conduct within our very own communities of color. This is a two-part event consisting of a public discussion and followed by a small-group workshop.

During the first part, we will have a guided discussion between the facilitators, aiming to find commonalities and differences between discriminatory practices currently affecting Latinx, Arab and Asian-American communities. Facilitators will draw from their experiences as community organizers to address these issues from an informed but non-academic perspective.

This event is inspired by recent conversations about anti-blackness sentiments such as "Confronting Anti-Black Racism in POC, Indigenours and Marginalized Communities" by the Women And Gender Studies Department at the University of Colorado Boulder and "A Conversation on Anti-Blackness in the Non-Black Latinx Community" by the Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinxs. It is also a programmatic follow-up to our previous event "A Guided Dialogue on Racism and Privilege: The politics of Allyship", with Cultural Anthropologist Baily Duhé.

Date: 24 July 2020

Discussion: 5:30 to 6:10 pm (MDT)

Click here to register for the discussion using Zoom.

Workshop: 6:15 to 7:00 (MDT) 

Click here to register for the workshop (limit 32 participants or 8 per break out group).

Facilitators:

Chu May Paing, PhD Student in Cultural Anthropology, Coordinator at Doa-A-Yae: Coalition for Civil Rights in Burma 

Sarah Fahmy, M.A., PhD Student in Theater and Dance, Founding Member of the Middle Eastern Focus Group at the Association of Theater in Higher Education 

Natasha Myhal, M.A., PhD Student in Ethnic Studies, Graduate Research Assistant for the Center of the American West’s project Indigenous Connections at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Juan García Oyervides, PhD in Spanish, Director at Observatorio de Las Américas.