AFROLATINIDADES AFRO-LATINX SYMPOSIUM
THE POETICS OF PRESENCE, MEMORY, AND RESISTANCE
APRIL 13, APRIL 18-19, AND APRIL 27
Full Schedule: https://sites.dartmouth.edu/afrolatinidades/
In Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, scholars, writers, artists, and activists have confronted the racial politics of whitening/blanqueamiento in Latin American and Latinx Studies. Critical Race Theory, anti-racist pedagogies, and contemporary decolonial discourses have engaged with strategies of presence, memory, and resistance to dismantle these discriminatory and dehumanizing structures that persist in our cultural and academic institutions. These interventions call for deep, ongoing discussions and research of our ways of producing knowledge in Afro-Latinx communities, a discussion that takes into consideration how culture has been a major instrument for identity formation, political organization, and resistance to epistemological racism. The Afrolatinidades Afro-Latinx Symposium at Dartmouth College will gather key academics, community leaders, writers, performance and theater practitioners, visual artists, and musicians to explore how political culture can inform academia from a community perspective in our task to revise and propose an anti-racist agenda for knowledge production and its dissemination. The symposium will take place over the span of three weeks, with the first and third week offering smaller, one-day events and the second week offering a longer, two-day event. The events will be in Spanish and/or English. Sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.