Come and join Dr. Erika Edwards, professor of Colonial Latin America at University of North Carolina-Charlotte, on a presentation titled "La Negra Tiene Tumbao: Black Women In Latin America." La negra is often prasied for sexuality, sensuality, and care taker role. Uses of words such as "negra" "morena" in songs, eating "moros and cristianos," and praising Yemanja pay homage to her contributions and are essential characteristics in what is defined as "Latin American culture." This talk acknowledges black women's historical contributions to Latin American entertainment, nutrition, and spirituality while asking, how can someone so revered continue to suffer from racism, sexism and poverty.
For more information contact Mayra Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org; David Stark at email@example.com