Join us for a two-part virtual event, informative observance and celebration of an integral part of Latinx history, culture and identity.

LatinoLEAD is proud to announce the 2nd annual Afro-Latinidad event, as part of the Elevate. Inspire. LatinoLEAD Series. This two-part virtual event, informative observance and celebration of an integral part of Latinx history, culture and identity.

Both sessions will be free, virtual, engaging and interactive, while covering the challenges that Afro-Latino’s face while living in an anti-Black society. Speakers will also discuss the implications of institutionalized white supremacy and privilege through their unique perspectives.

Please join us in this dynamic two-part conversation of our history, our story and our people.

Part 1: Yvette Modestin

Date: July 8, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CST) with post-event Fireside Chat from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. (CST)

Yvette Modestin is a nationally renowned writer, poet and activist, who focuses on shedding light on the Afro descendent experience in Latin America. Yvette will engage this topic from both a historical and everyday life perspective.

Part 2: Afro-Latinx Panel Discussion

Date: July 15, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CST) with post-event Fireside Chat from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. (CST)

Join us as Yvette Modestin facilitates a Afro-Latinx panel discussion and hear from a panel of diverse Afro-Latinx Minnesotans who share their unique personal and professional experiences of living and working as Black people in Minnesota.

Guest Panelists Include:

  • Ed (Edgar) East, Professional Musician and Educator
  • Clemen Wilcox, Research Engagement Specialist for the 10,000 Families Study, University of Minnesota

Questions and Registration Details

After registration, you will receive an email confirmation that provides additional event details. Please email info@latinoleadmn.org with questions regarding this event.