Doors open at 7pm, Screening starts at 7:30pm.
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«Between 1502 and 1866, 11.2 million Africans survived the dreadful Middle Passage and landed as slaves in the New World...of these 11.2 million Africans, only 450,000 arrived in the United States. All the rest arrived in places south of our border.» — Henry Louis Gates, Jr
As white supremacy is increasingly coming out of the shadows in this country, it is important we confront racism in our native Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Black in Latin America is an award-winning documentary series where Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to 6 different nations in Latin America and the Caribbean to explore how each nation's history with colonialism and slavery directly impacts the ways black people in those countries experience discrimination and instituional racism today.
Join us at La Peña Cultural Center on Thursday, Sept. 21 as we screen Episode 2 in the Black in Latin America series «Cuba: The Next Revolution in Cuba», followed by a community discussion.
ALL BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS Doors open at 7pm, Films start at 7:30pm
Sept. 14 — Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided
Sept. 21 — Cuba: The Next Revolution in Cuba
Sept. 28 — Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
Oct. 5 — Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet