Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bleeding Black!

Who gets to identify with being black?

Is there only one way of being black?

How do we define blackness?

Why is there a black/brown divide?

Is black HOT?

How has society played a role in the destruction of blackness?

These are some of the questions and themes we will be discussing next week as I travel to Washington, DC to present AFROLATINOS: The Untaught Story!

Join Sigma Lambda Upsilon/SeƱoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc., Black Women's Forum, and the National Council of Negro Women as we proudly present:

2012 Black History Celebration: Bleeding Black

“AfroLatinos: The Untaught Story”
with Alicia Anabel Santos

There are an estimated 200 million Afro-descendants throughout Latin America, yet the majority have no political or economic power. This is the story of a shared history not found in textbooks.

Bleeding Black

The theme for Black Heritage Celebration 2012 is Bleeding Black and will focus on three broad categories: Tortured Souls, Healing Wounds, and Pride and Prejudice. Within these categories we invite participants to consider the following: (Tortured Souls) Violence throughout the African Diaspora, the US prison industrial complex, violence against Black women in the U.S. and abroad; (Healing Wounds) Health care, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, healthy eating, sexual/reproductive health, spirituality, healthy living; and finally, (Pride and Prejudice) Black power movement, Black arts and cultural movements throughout the Diaspora, critiques of these movements, celebrations of black heritage amidst a history of discrimination. The collection of signature BHC 2012 events promises to challenge our audience to have these, and many more conversations through thoughtful dialogue, debate, performances, art work, panel discussions, educational displays, and engaging speakers. FOR CALENDAR OF EVENTS VISIT:


Tuesday, February 7th

Marvin Center, Room 402


Refreshments will be provided!

Join Alicia Anabel Santos - an activist, producer, and spoken word artist - as she takes us on a journey to meet Afro-Latinos throughout Spanish and Portuguese-speaking nations of Central and South America, in addition to the Caribbean. “AfroLatinos: The Untaught Story” explores the history, language, identity, gender and social issues of Afro Latinidad!

Alicia Anabel is a proud New York-born Afro-Dominicana who is passionate about writing works that empower and inspire women to find their voices, speak up and demand that they be respected. After reading one too many stories about women she could not wholly relate to, Alicia decided to write her own tales that would honor women of Afro-Latin descent and represent American-born Latinas.

For more information about “AfroLatinos: The Untaught Story” and Alicia Santos please visit:



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