Our last event “Contesting White Supremacy in the Americas: New Approaches and Reflections” held on October 3rd, 2016 at the Grace Allen Room, USF Library, featured talks from Dr. Vilna Bashi Treitler (UC Santa Barbara): “White supremacy and Ethnic Projects: How racism survives and thrives”; Dr. Keisha-Khan Perry (Brown University): “The fight for the new frontier: The gendered racial logic of black dispossession”; and Dr. Bernd Reiter (USF): “Recognition and reparations reconsidered: Lessons from Germany”.
See it here.
ISLAC has been awarded with the Faculty-Community Partner Grant from the Office of Community Engagement Partnerships at USF. The grant will be used for the initial stages of the project: “The Colombian Peace Process and Grass Roots Organizing in Afro-Descendant Communities, Sustainable Enterprises with Ethno-racial Identity: the Case of ‘Rios Unidos’”. This project aims to bring together a group of ISLAC researchers alongside long time leaders of the community of ‘Rios Unidos’ in Guapi, Colombia, to analyze their peace with identity initiative and develop an articulated agenda for collaboration.
Mariela Noles Cotito, member of the Working Group, was recently in Colombia participating of the V Latin American Summit Land, Territories and Collective Rights of Afrodescendant Women. As part of the Drafting Committee of the Final Declaration, she collaborated with the elaboration of a number of recommendations made to the governments of the region concerning the promotion, protection and guaranty of Black Women's human and collective rights; particularly, the protection of their livelihoods though the preservation of their territories.
Calls for Papers
Cambridge University Press Book Series on Afro-Latin American Studies
The Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University announces the new book series Afro-Latin America, to be published by Cambridge University Press, edited by George Reid Andrews (University of Pittsburgh) and Alejandro de la Fuente (Harvard University). The book series reflects the coming of age of the new, multidisciplinary field of Afro-Latin American Studies, which centers on the histories, cultures, and experiences of people of African descent in Latin America, as well as the rise of a powerful transnational movement of activists, organizations, and institutions devoted to issues of racial equity and racial justice in Latin America.
Scholarships for African American Students
UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants
Strengtening the Afro-Colombian community through the arts
‘Our Lives in Transit’ – new documentary on statelessness and Dominicans of Haitian descent
Peru declares of National Interest the special attention to the Afrodescendant population
How Afro-Brazilians Are Forging a Collective Identity
The African Roots Of Afro-Brazil Explored In A New Documentary Series
An African King in Bolivia
A new era for the Afro-Bolivian?
Traces of Slavery: A Database of the African Ethnic Groups Mapped in Cuba
Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras Wins Food Sovereignty Prize
Afro-Colombians face surge in racial violence
Brazil's quilombos, founded by escaped slaves, offer a window to the past
Peru celebrates black history month
Afro-Cubans still at mercy of white wealth
Afro-Descendant Project Community Leader Organizations
Movimiento Nacional Cimarrón (CIMARRON), Colombia
Organization of Ethnic Community Development (ODECO), Honduras
Afro-Bolivian Center for Comprehensive Community Development (CADIC), Bolivia http://www.cadic.org.bo/
Center for Ethnic Development (CEDET), Peru
Steve Biko Cultural Institute, Brazil
Organization of American States (OAS), United States
Partnership for Equality, Access, and Empowerment (PEACE), United States
Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC), University of South Florida (USF), United States.
Compilación de observaciones finales del Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial sobre países de América Latina y el Caribe (1970-2006)