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Dialogues in Afrolatinidad

Dialogues in Afrolatinidad explores history, culture, and contemporary issues in Afro-Latin America and U.S.-Afro-Latinx communities. The podcast features interviews with scholars, writers, educators, artists, and community leaders who share their passion for Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies, the significance of their intellectual, creative, or community engagement, and resources for learning more.

Dialogues in Afrolatinidad seeks to

Educate. Provide knowledge and resources.

Amplify. Expand public awareness of researchers, communities, relevant issues, and solidarities.

Elevate. Enhance the visibility of intersecting African diaspora, Latin American, and Latinx histories and cultures.

Episode 10 – July 19, 2021

Jennifer Bennett Brown, Israel Herndon, and Dennis Espejo: A Thirst for Knowledge: Students and Afrolatinidad

This three-part episode features conversations with Jennifer Bennett Brown, a K-12 Spanish language educator; Israel Herndon, a college senior majoring in Africana Studies and History; and Dennis Espejo, a rising junior concentrating in Psychology, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. Together, they bring perspectives on the importance of connecting students to topics and issues concerning the African Diaspora in Latin America and Afro-Latinx communities in the U.S.

A Thirst for Knowledge: Students and Afrolatinidad Dialogues in Afrolatinidad

  1. A Thirst for Knowledge: Students and Afrolatinidad
  2. Challenging the Narrative of Afro-Cuban Migration
  3. Championing Afro-Latinx Representation in Classical Music
  4. Exploring Race, Freedom, and Citizenship in Brazil
  5. Amplifying Afrolatinidad: The Power of the Arts
  6. The African Diaspora in Latin America: Telling Our Stories 
  7. A Passion for Portuguese, Poetry, and Afro-Brazilian Studies
  8. Afro-Mexicans, Migration, and the Permutations of Race
  9. Solidarities, Activism, and Ethnic Studies
  10. Brazil, Black Women, Gender Equity, and Education

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Episode Resource Pages

Includes links to books, articles, films, organizations, and other resources mentioned in each episode

S1-Episode 1 – Kia Lilly Caldwell: Brazil, Black Women, Gender Equity and Education

S1-Episode 2 – Eddie Bonilla: Solidarities, Activism, and Ethnic Studies

S1-Episode 3 –  Jennifer A. Jones: Afro-Mexicans, Migration, and the Permutations of Race 

S1-Episode 4 – Luana Reis: A Passion for Portuguese, Poetry, and Afro-Brazilian Studies 

S1-Episode 5 – Sherwin K. Bryant: The African Diaspora in Latin America: Telling Our Stories

S1-Epidsode 6 – Jade Cintrón Báez: Amplifying Afrolatinidad: The Power of the Arts

S1-Episode 7 – Zachary R. Morgan: Exploring Race, Freedom, and Citizenship in Brazil

S1-Episode 8 – Zuly Inirio: Championing Afro-Latinx Representation in Classical Music

S1-Episode 9 – Nancy Mirabal: Challenging the Narrative of Afro-Cuban Migration

S1-Episode 10 – Jennifer Bennet Brown, Israel Herndon, and Dennis Espejo: A Thirst for Knowledge: Students and Afrolatinidad


Credits

Host and Executive Producer: Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez

Project Coordinator: Dennis Espejo

Project Coordinator & Trailer Producer: Israel Herndon

Theme Music: Dr. John Bagnato

Music S1-Episode 4: “Seven Chimes” by Pierce Murphy, May 20, 2021, modified, Freemusicarchive.org.

Funding Support

Funding support for Season 1 provided by the University of Pittsburgh, Center for Global Studies.

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