Latinx Heritage Month is September 15th- October 15th, and this week there are 2 virtual events from the Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion. See more events here.
First up this week is September 30th from 2pm-3pm
Si Se Puede: The Power of the Latinx Vote – A Fireside Chat with Jerry Gonzalez
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, join us as we converse with Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, on the power of the Latinx vote in the State and around the country, civic engagement of the Latinx community, and the impact this community has on election which is often overlooked. This conversation will be facilitated by Lucero Aradillas, Director of Diversity Education.
The second event this week is October 1st from 1pm-2pm.
Past Latinidad and Towards Accountability: Exploring the Limits, Violences, and Possibilities of Organizing as Latinx and Caribbean People
Event Description: What happens when organizing under a single identity falls apart, or more specifically, targets and silences other people within the same community one is attempting to support? This event explores the limits and possibilities of “latinidad” as a unifying identity to address the ways in which queer and trans, black, and indigenous latinxs are silenced and often forgotten in the narratives we share about the latinx experience. Together we will explore the possibilities of organizing against anti-Blackness, patriarchy, and Indigenous erasure as opposed to compartmentalizing experiences under the name of “latinidad.” This event is a hybrid art talk and community dialogue.
To learn more about the facilitators and to register for the events, see below: