Saturday at 4 PM – 7 PM
3637 Magee Ave, Oakland.
BLAXICAN History and Other Blatino Facts! Are you of African and Latino descent? Do you know anything about your ancestors, your culture and what makes you special?
What better way to celebrate President’s day than by honoring culture, diversity, people of color and learning more about the Blatino Experience
Dra. Gloria Arjona is an accomplished Jazz Musician, Vocalist and holds a Doctorate in Spanish literature. She has written several papers and published several articles on Latina Herstory, Latino Culture, literature and art. She brings the presentation alive with images, art and live music.
Several events led to the Mexican authorities promoting the integration of Indians and Afrodescendants through melting pot-like theories similar to the US. Mexico’s Independence from Spain, the abolition of slavery and the 1910 social revolution ultimately led to the country’s obliterating and denying of its African past. Nevertheless, Afrodescendants are as important to Mexico as Spaniards were impactful. Their presence began in 16th century, including the first free-slave territory of the Americas, officially recognized by the Spanish Crown. We’ll start there and move our way into the 21st century including advances of the Afro-Latino communities in Mexico, Latin America and the United States. Get ready to learn, sing and be proud of our diverse communities.
We’ll have food, vendors and music.
Cover art by Laura L Salazar
$5 for kids from 5 to 18
Tickets maybe purchased at the door unless we sell out.