Black and Latino Coalition Project

The Black and Latino Coalition Project (BLCP), in partnership with the Campus Environment Team’s Diversity Week, engages in and supports research, dialogue, intellectual exchange, and ASU/community collaboration that historicizes, contextualizes, and works to improve African American and Latino relations in a region in which these groups have a shared, and at times tense, past and present.

Bi-annually, the CSRD produces a documentary film and hosts a symposium that examines pressing issues within the Black and Latino communities. The first annual BLCP symposium, "Trending Race: Shaping and Embracing Black and Brown Identity," will take place March 28-30, 2012 at Arizona State University.

The accompanying documentary will investigate the ways in which Blacks and Latinos have fashioned their diverse and dynamic identities over time, with a particular emphasis on contemporary identity formation. Although cultural identity will be the primary subject explored, contributors to the film recognize that cultural identity, gender, class, and sexuality are inextricably linked. The film, therefore, takes a holistic approach to Black and Latino identities.

-Preview Screening of BLCP Film #1 
Location: ASU Poly, Cooley Student Union Ballroom
Time: 1:30p.m.
-Preview Screening of BLCP Film #2 
Location: ASU West, La Sala A Ballroom
Time: 6:30 – 8:00p.m.

-Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Black and Brown in America
Lunch will be provided

Location: ASU Downtown, POST 120
Time: 12:00p.m.

-Film Premiere & Discussion
Location: ASU Tempe – Memorial Union – Pima Room
Time: 5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Parking: Rural Road Parking Structure (see below)

Location: ASU Skysong
8:30a.m. – 8:45a.m. Welcome and Introduction by Myles Lynk
8:45a.m – 9:15a.m. Morning Keynote Address by Matthew Whitaker
9:20a.m. – 10:20a.m. Who Am I?: Student Panel and Discussion on Cultural Identity
10:20a.m. – 10:30a.m. Break
10:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Being Black and Brown: Cultural Identity in the 21st Century
12:00p.m. – 12:50p.m. Lunch Break (not provided for attendees)
1:00p.m. – 2:20p.m. Images and Imaginations: Media and Society
2:30p.m. – 3:00p.m. Afternoon Keynote Address by Marco Cervantes

Tempe Campus Film Premiere Parking Information 
Reserved parking spaces will be available in the Rural Road Parking Structure on the Tempe campus for the Film Premiere and Discussion event only. Parking is $2 per hour or $8 for the day and reserved spaces will be available at 4:15 p.m.

Directions: From Rural Road, turn west onto Terrace Road (between Lemon Street and Tyler Street). Turn left into the structure and check in with the attendant. Please inform the attendant that you are attending the Black and Latino Coalition Project to be directed to a reserved space. Reservations are always accepted, regardless of Lot Full signs. Click here to view a map.

Questions? Call us at 480-727-6999.


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