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.