Ending Anti-Blackness in Latinx Communities

Black and Brown hands clasped below text with the title of the event

Imagining and Demanding Housing Justice in the Time of Coronavirus

On September 1, 2020, IRRPP, Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos held an event to engage with the problem of anti-blackness in Latinx communities. Panelists were Regina Russell (Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression labor committee co-chair & Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity Member), Bertha Escamilla (Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity Member & Campaign to Free Incarcerated Survivors of Police Torture member), José López (Puerto Rican Cultural Center Executive Director), Fernanda Castellanos (Organized Communities Against Deportation Asambleas leader), Crystal Galván (McNair Program at Purdue University), Mario Lamothe (Assistant Professor of Black Studies & Anthropology at UIC), and Ralph Cintron (Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies & English at UIC).