Performing Afrolatinidad: The Arts, Identity, and Social Justice
Virtual talk with Pablo D. Herrera, Jade Cintrón Báez, Zuly Inirio, Jason Méndez
Co-Moderated by Michele Reid-Vazquez and Luana Reis
Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:15-1:30 PM EDT
Register for the event here.
“Performing Afrolatinidad: The Arts, Identity, and Social Justice” will include Pablo D. Herrera, an acclaimed Afro-Cuban hip hop music producer and PhD candidate in social anthropology; Jade Cintrón Báez, founder and artist director of “!Looking Bilingüe!” a YouTube storytelling series that celebrates biculturalism and bilingualism in the Latinx community; Zuly Inirio, an Afro-Dominican opera singer and founder of the Afro-Latinx Song and Opera Project which commissions musical works on the stories of U.S. Afro-Latinxs; and Jason Méndez, a Boricua writer, playwright, performer, educator and founder of Block Chronicles, a national web-series and online magazine profiling Latinx and other BIPOC educators. Michele Reid-Vazquez, director of the Afrolatinidad Studies Initiative, and Luana Reis, president of the ADDverse Poetry Collective, will serve as co-moderators.
These scholars and artists work at the intersections of music, education, Latinx, Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Studies and will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact U.S. Afro-Latinxs and Afro-Latin American communities.