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LOS ANGELES–Lanterns in the Dark: Afrolatine LA in Verse

April 6 @ 2:00 pm4:30 pm

Free
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LOS ANGELES—Join Lanterns in the Dark: Afrolatine LA In Verse, a poetry and open mic event featuring poets Lucas Rivera, Reggie Myles, Sean Hill, Cameron Mouton, and Jenise Miller and co-sponsored by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. This program is free and part of the public programming for the Afróntalo exhibit, led by the CSU San Bernardino Anthropology Museum. 

Where: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

When: 2-4:30 PM

Admission is free!

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About Afróntalo

Afróntalo introduces you to four communities in Mexico and twenty-one Californians, all in their own words, to explore the depth and breadth of Afrolatiné histories, cultures and identities. “Afróntalo” in Spanish means “Face It.” This reflects the intention of our exhibition to recognize the erasure of Afro-descendants and the prevalence of anti-blackness in the Americas. Additional meaning can be found in breaking the title into two separate phrases, “Afro” and “Ntalo.” The first phrase, “Afro,” reflects the Afro-descendant focus of the exhibition. The second phrase “Ntalo,” has at least three meanings in African languages. In Xitsonga, spoken in parts of Zimbabwe and Eswatini, ntalo means “abundance.” In Lingala, a language spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ntalo means “value.” Finally in Ganda, the primary language spoken in Uganda, ntalo means “war.” Collectively, these three words reflect the impetus of Afróntalo to make clear the widespread and deep roots of Afro-descendants in the Americas, the incredible importance of Afro-descendant contributions and populations historically and today, and the need for action to bring attention to these matters and the contemporary needs of Afro-descendant communities.

Where: California State University, San Bernardino | Anthropology Museum (SB-306) 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Exhibit Runs September 21, 2023 – June 19, 2024

Free and open to the public

Learn more at on the project’s website.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Grant Line:
Website:
https://www.csusb.edu/anthropology-museum/exhibitions/current-exhibition

Venue

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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