The Multi-Dimensionality of Afro-Latin American Anti-Racist Activism in the 21st Century

Event information
Venue:College of Business Complex 142, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

The AADS Colloquium Series: Blackness in Latin America presents:

The Multi-Dimensionality of Afro-Latin American Anti-Racist Activism in the 21st Century: A Day of Engagement


This one-day symposium aims to bring our FIU academic community into dialogue with the next generation of intellectual voices on blackness in Latin America. We hope to explore questions such as: How is blackness experienced and embodied in 21st century political activism? Have new technologies and social media facilitated emergent or novel forms of organizing or has technology primarily served to depoliticize blackness into social spectacle? How are national experiences and unique contexts (Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, for example) divergent as well as complementary, and how can we understand social mobilization in terms of regional patterns? What are the implications of a political turn to the right on anti-racist activism and black politics in Latin America? What methodologies do we need as scholars and community members to understand and promote anti-racism and social justice transnationally?

Date: March 31st 2017, 1-5:30PM
Format: Two consecutive sessions

Preliminary Program Schedule

Opening Remarks and Introduction of Panelists, 1:00-1:25pm
Panel “Afro-Latin American Anti-Racist Activism in the 21st Century” with Q&A, 1:25-3:30pm

Invited guests will share their prepared provocations engaging a dimension of anti-racist activism in the Latin American country or countries in which they conduct research. Audience Q&A

Break 3:30-4:00pm

Workshop Session on FIU Graduate Student Research, 4:00-5:30pm

Workshop session focusing on the research of SIPA graduate students. The goal of the workshop session is to provide a professional platform for our SIPA students, taking advantage of the expertise of our guests. External feedback will give students the opportunity to see the relevance of their own work in relation to the broader field and their contributions to a national and even international dialogue on blackness and anti-racism in Latin America.