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Colorism in the Latinx Community

Sponsored by ASFC

Zoom

October 29, 2020

10-11:30 a.m.

 

 

Come listen to the lived experience of guest speaker Alecia Barillas. Alecia is a native San Franciscan and identifies as Afro-Latina. She will share her personal story of how colorism has affected her through her development as a child and her career choices. She will provide an overview of her inspirational life story despite many obstacles. We will discuss Alecia’s story, our own experiences with colorism, and establish ways in which to build bridges of solidarity within and beyond the Latinx community.

The term “colorism” was first coined by Alice Walker to describe the “the prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people based solely on their color.” In the Latinx community, distinguishing people by their skin color--“light-skinned” or “dark-skinned”--is common practice and a legacy of white supremacy.

In this lecture, we will discuss the history of colorism within the Latinx community and establish ways in which to build bridges of solidarity within and beyond the Latinx community.

https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/93054097022?pwd=WnPWjNjWmoyNk8rVFNuc1A3anlvdz09

Passcode: Cultura

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Website: https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/93054097022?pwd=WnPWjNjWmoyNk8rVFNuc1A3anlvdz09

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