Community Building Workshop & Strategy Session
Relations in Black and Latino communities are often tenuous. Members of these communities constitute the largest groups of people of color in America, particularly in the urban southwest; and it is in this region that Latinos and people of African descent have long shared a, sometimes tense, past and present. Challenges within the Black and Latino communities have given rise to both conflict and camaraderie. In order for change to occur, the status quo must be challenged and awareness brought to issues impeding cohesive relationships between groups who often share similar histories and current realities.
The Community-Building Workshop and Strategy Session provides participants the opportunity to dialogue and further explore the ways in which African Americans and Latinos have developed their diverse identities, as well as identify the ever-present challenges facing both individuals and their communities, and work on strategies to overcome those challenges.