FYI: #BlackLivesMatter in Latin America Panel 4/18

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On Monday, April 18, 2016 6:30-8:00pm ,  The NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis will be hosting a multi-media panel discussion on #blacklivesmatter as a globalized from of protest, declaration of black pride and transnational solidarity throughout the Americas.

The hashtag turned social movement, #blacklivesmatter, has thrust police brutality and institutionalized racism into the American consciousness. African descendants in Latin America are concurrently mobilizing around issues not unlike those faced by blacks in the U.S., drawing inspiration, in part, from #blacklivesmatter. What are the points of convergence in past and present Afro-Latin American and African American struggles to attain human rights?

Moderator: Dr. Arlene Davila, NYU (Anthropology)

Panelists:
Carmen Perez, Criminal Justice Activist,The Gathering for Justice
Dr. Johanna Fernandez, Historian/Activist CUNY Baruch
Diana Palacios, Afro-Colombian Activist, DRECCA
Wendi Muse, PhD Candidate in Brazilian History, NYU

Organized by NYU Graduate Students:
Larnies Bowen (Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies)
Marcelo Rolando Carosi (Spanish & Portuguese)
Ayanna Legros (Africana Studies)

Supported by:
Gallatin Dean’s Office Human Rights Fund
Center for Multicultural Education & Programs
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
AfroLatin@ Forum

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016 – 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Location:

NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis

20 Cooper Sq, Fl 4th, New York, New York 10003

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