Join us for a screening & discussion of About Black in Latin America.
This is a three parts documentary exploring the lives of blacks in Latin America. The documentary explores the effect of slavery, whitifying and racism in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Brazil. It examines the strength, resiliency and struggles of the past & the present of blacks. The documentary is educational and empowering. Racism is a disease which cannot be cured without being acknowledged and this documentary attempt to shed a light on racism in these countries.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided
The first episode of the Black in Latin America series explores race and identity in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Cuba: The Next Revolution
In Black in Latin America’s second episode, Professor Gates explores race and identity in Cuba.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the façade of Carnival to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet
In Mexico and Peru Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people—the two countries together received far more slaves than did the United States —brought to these countries as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru.
All showings are from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Parking: HCC lot #9. Workshops are free to the public however donations are appreciated. Call or email the center to register. Houston Community College Central. 3412 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77004. Phone: (713) 520-8226. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.