collage with a photograph of a Black woman looking to the left and wearing a white hat with green leaves, a green top, and with a circle of leaves behind her head.
April 25, 2022 - June 27, 2022
Afro-Latinx Resistance and Reclamation: The Arts Across Diaspora
All-day event
Perry-Castañeda Library

The PCL Scholars Commons will be hosting a new exhibit entitled Afro-Latinx Resistance and Reclamation: The Arts Across Diaspora on display from April 25 - June 27. This exhibit is curated by master’s student in Women’s and Gender Studies/Information Studies, Gab Alderete-Cruz, and will feature artwork, fiction, scholarly literature, and other artistic works by Afro-Latinx cultural producers. 

The exhibit focuses on the interplay between U.S. Latinx/ Latin American / Caribbean scholarly and artistic formations from the poetics of belonging to transnational configurations of Afro-Latinidad. Yomaira Figueroa, in Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature, examines the ways in which Afro-Latinx Caribbean writers and cultural productions remain overlooked, particularly under the U.S. framework of Latinidad which continues to center whiteness and anti-Black discourse. Through showcasing Afro-Latinx visual and literary text, this exhibit aims to illuminate the contributions of decolonizing projects and shows that the Afro-Latinx diaspora is not relegated to a homogenous representation replicated in mainstream productions.

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