CONVO: Afro-Peru — Race, Gender, the Power of Art


CONVO: Afro-Peru — Race, Gender, the Power of Art

Posted by Centre News in Convocations 09 Nov 2017
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Date(s) - 11/09/2017
7:30 pm

Crounse Hall - Vahlkamp Theatre


Afro-Peru — Race, Gender, and the Transformative Power of Art
Mónica Carrillo Zegarra, an Afro-Peruvian activist, journalist, author, and performer is known for her appearance in Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s PBS documentary “Black in Latin America” and for founding the organization LUNDU, a non-profit concerned with the visibility and equal rights of Peru’s most marginalized citizens. Born and raised in Lima, Carrillo works on a local as well as international level for the rights of the Afro-Peruvian community, women, and youth. She recently completed a documentary on Afro-Peruvian life funded by the Ford Foundation and recently published a book on Afro-Peruvian women’s experiences with racism and sexism. Her talk at Centre will describe the intersectionality of race and gender in the sociopolitical status of Afro-Peruvian citizens and illustrate the transformative role of Afro-Peruvian art.