¡Atrévete! I Celebrating Afro-Latinidad: Black, Latinx and Proud | Phoenix

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Attend the next event on Friday, 8 October.

About this event

The term Afro-Latino was adopted as a response to the invisibility of Latin American and Caribbean blacks while discussing issues of ethnicity.

Join GA as we reframe this commemoration to center around the experiences of Afro-Latinxs, or Latinx individuals of African descent. Our vision is to host this conversation in response to the national movements for racial equity, and to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

So often, the Black community is often ignored or not acknowledged as being part of the Latinx community. Some of us have experienced anti-Blackness among those Latinx who can pass for white. The phrase “mejorar la raza” (improve the race) is a common saying in the Latinx community to discourage our community from marrying or having children with those who are dark-skinned or of African descent. There is racism within the Latinx community, so we are here to reject all aggression, and embrace the Afro-Latinidad of our community.

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