• Fuse Fest 2018

    Friday April 13

    9:30am Zale Library

    Paul Quinn College

    building the connection between Blacks and Latin@s

  • 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 rtinajero@pqc.edu or on Twitter @RobertTinajero. Instagram: Fuse_Fest

    Pics From Fuse Fest 2018 - Here

    Attend Fuse Fest to have a chance to win tickets to JMBLYA 2018 (J. Cole, Migos, Cardi B, and many more)

    Attend Fuse Fest to have a chance to win tickets to JMBLYA 2018 (J. Cole, Migos, Cardi B, and many more)

     

  • 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"

    Unity

    "it's Black love, Brown pride" - Tupac

    Location: Paul Quinn College

    3837 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas, TX 75241

    Pics From Fuse Fest 2018

    Click on picture to take you to all the pics from the event taken by Roberto Hernandez

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  • TEAM

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     Photo credit: Leonardo Flaiban via Visual hunt / CC BY-ND

    Robert Tinajero

    Director: Race Relations Institute

    Learn more about him: Blueletters.com

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Christian Yazdanpanah

    Founder: U Got This

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Student Leaders

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    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Communities Foundation of Texas

    Thank you to CFT for the generous grant that made this symposium possible.

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