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Monday, October 26

Afro-Indigeneity in Latin America: Conversations of Diasporic Blackness, Allyship, & Advocacy
6:00 pm
Ashley Brown
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join us on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm EST to discuss our featured article: Afro-Indigeneity in Latin America: Conversations of Diasporic Blackness, Allyship, & Advocacy written by Panoramas Intern, Ashley Brown. To read the article please visit: https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/art-and-culture/afro-indigeneity-latin-am...

Article abstract: With the coming and passing of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we are tasked with continuing the celebration and advocacy for Indigenous communities that have been destroyed and deeply scarred by centuries of colonization. The diversity of identities in Latin America has resulted in the creation of new cultures, languages, and world perspectives. Two groups that embody this intersectionality are the Afro-Indigenous tribes known as the Garifuna and the Miskito people. Both communities are challenged with efforts to erasure their culture However, the growing recognition and representation of Indigenous people help combat this cycle of violence from continuing. How can our intentional consumption of knowledge and advocacy challenge the colonial paradigms that marginalize Afro-Indigenous communities?

Ashley Brown is a junior double majoring in English Writing and Spanish, minoring in Africana Studies and Creative Writing, and is pursuing certificates in both Latin American Studies and Sustainability. As an Afro-Honduran, her background influences much of her writing as she centralizes her work around the African diaspora within the Americas and the disparities faced by marginalized populations. In addition, she is the current President of the Latinx Student Association. She uses her position to educate the members of the organization, celebrate diversity both inside and outside of the university, and foster conversations that are vital to the growth and unity of the community. She will continue to use her platforms for advocacy and to shine a light on many of the systematic and societal obstacles faced by BIPOC.

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