Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CFP: AfroLatin@s Now, November 3-5, 2011 NYC

Afro-Latin@s Now! Strategies for Visibility and Action

An International Conference

The afrolatin@ forum invites proposals for "Afro-Latin@s Now:
Strategies for Visibility & Action" a conference to be held November
3-5, 2011 in New York City. The three-day international conference
will gather scholars, community leaders and artists to advance a
dialogue on issues of importance to Black Latin@s in the United States
as well as foster positive relations between Latin@s, African
Americans and other peoples of color.

Recognizing that studies of Afro-Latin@s are multidisciplinary, we
seek proposals for papers, panels, performances (music or theater),
film, and graphic art from any branch of Afro-Latin@ studies. The goal
of the conference will be to promote dialogue and mutual understanding
amongst and between Afro-Latin@s, the broader Latin@ and African
American populations, and the general public including other peoples
of color. We aim to expand and solidify the widening network of
educators and activists working on related themes, and to begin
defining the key educational and policy issues that bear on the
recognition and empowerment of this largely overlooked and underserved

The afrolatin@ forum, as an institution founded in New York City, is
proud to partner with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Culture, the Humanities Center of the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York, El Museo del Barrio and the W.E.B.Du Bois
Institute for African and African American Research in presenting this
conference. The afrolatin@ forum works to build and strengthen
research and activist networks among Latin@s of African descent in the
United States. Our focus is on Black Latin@s in the United States and
their relationships with other communities of color. This emphasis is
guided by a transnational perspective that recognizes the centrality
of race in understanding today's global reality and the struggle for
social justice.

Papers and submission Individual abstracts should be 250 words or
less. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday, May 16, 2011. Please
include a five-line biography, and your institutional/organizational
affiliation and contact information. Direct all submissions to
Guesnerth Josue Perea at gjperea[@]gmail[.]com or info[@]afrolatinoforum[.]org.

This three-day conference will be held at the Schomburg Center for
Research in Black Culture, the CUNY Graduate Center and El Museo del
Barrio on November 3-5, 2011.

Ryan Mann-Hamilton
Doctoral Student
Anthropology Department
CUNY - Graduate Center

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