Light the fuse. Get woke. Get lit.
African-Americans and Hispanics (LatinX) have worked together for centuries to fight against discrimination and systemic oppression. Unfortunately, tensions continue to exist between our communities. To help combat these tensions, the Race Relations Institute at Paul Quinn College is hosting Fuse Fest, a student interactive symposium focused on learning about our shared history/struggle while incorporating interactive sessions that promote teamwork and unity.
April 13, 2018 - Paul Quinn College - Dallas, TX
Fuse Fest Sessions: DJ - Escape Room - Family Feud - Yoga N Tha Hood - Casitas Tristes Art Project - Hip Hop 101
For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Robert Tinajero with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @RobertTinajero. Instagram: Fuse_Fest
Light the fuse. Get woke.
African Americans and Latino/as have had a long history of social interactions that have been strongly affected by the broader sense of race in the United States. Race in the United States has typically been constructed as a binary of black and white. Latino/as do not fit neatly into this binary. For African Americans and Latino/as, segregation often presented barriers to good working relationships. The two groups were often segregated from each other, making them mutually invisible. This invisibility did not make for good relations.
Latino/as and blacks found new avenues for improving their relationships during the civil rights era, from the 1940s to the 1970s. A number of civil rights protests generated coalitions that brought the two communities together in concerted campaigns. This was especially the case for militant groups such as the Black Panther Party, the Mexican American Brown Berets, and the Puerto Rican Young Lords, as well as in the Poor People’s Campaign. Interactions among African Americans and Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban/Cuban American illustrate the deep and often convoluted sense of race consciousness in American history, especially during the time of the civil rights movement.
- Brian D. Behnken in "Latino/a and African American Relations"
"it's Black love, Brown pride" - Tupac
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