The Caribbean is home to roughly 73% of Afro-Diasporic descendents with Spanish-speaking countries topping the list (Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico). South America is home to roughly 28% of descendents.
Come to the GALA THEATRE in Columbia Heights on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 for the following **FREE** program and discussion:
AFRO-LATINOS IN THE DIASPORA
The District of Columbia Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, in collaboration with ACADA (Asociasion Cultural AfroLatina, y la Diaspora Africana), and the Afro-Latino Alliance, will host two public programs during Black History Month focused an Afro-Latinos. The first program, "Afro-Latinos in the Diaspora: History, Culture and Challenges in Asserting their Rightful African Identity," will be an interactive public forum that will include a brief documentary screening of "Negro" and panel of experts addressing issues that impact the Afro-Latino community locally and globally. Documentary: "Negro"- A Docu-Series exploring Latino Identity throughout the Americas by Dash Harris (See http://negrodocumentary.com/ for more information)
Panelists: Gilberto Amaya, Independent International Development Expert
Judith Morrison, Senior Advisor at the Inter-American Development Bank
Chris Rodriguez, Author of "Latino Manifesto: A Critique of the Race Debate in the U.S. Latino Community."
J. Santiago, Ph.D, Professor, Howard University
****GALA Theatre is on 14th Street, one block north of the Columbia Heights Metro Station on the Green line.****