Events | Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation
Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation
WTTW News invites you to Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation, a virtual event on Monday, February 28 at 8:00 pm.
From researcher and historian Arturo Alfonso Schomburg to activist and artist Sylvia del Villard, Afro-Latinos have made a significant impact on American history.
In honor of Black History Month, February’s Latino Voices: Community Conversation will discuss the history of Afro-Latinos in the U.S. and in Chicago. A 2016 report by the Pew Research Center found that about a quarter of U.S. Latinos identify as Afro-Latinos. But often, while trying to embrace the duality of their identities, some Afro-Latinos feel they are not accepted as a member of either the Black or Latino communities.
WTTW News on-air reporter Joanna Hernandez will moderate this live virtual conversation discussing Afro-Latino history in Chicago, while also touching on the nuances of multiracial identities.
Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by Allstate and The Chicago Community Trust. Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, and Judy and John McCarter.
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