4:00 pm - Wednesday, April 17

Talk: Roots of an Afro-Argentine

USD, San Diego

Discussions, Talks, Panels & Forums

In recent years, there has been a growing movement for the recognition and inclusion of Afro- Argentines in the national narrative. Activists, scholars and Afro-Argentine organizations have been working to raise awareness about the African contributions to Argentine society, challenge racism and promote equal rights. Efforts have also been made to document and preserve Afro-Argentine history and culture, as well as to promote representation in media, politics and other spheres. In this talk, Gaby Messina reflects on the current conditions of Afro visibility based on her own personal experience as an artist. She is a visual artist from Argentina whose work extends over two decades. She is the author of several books of photography and short films. Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries around the world. Her main areas of interest are visual representations of the African diaspora in Latin America with a focus on Afro-Argentines and their descendants.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Humanities Center
San Diego, CA

Wednesday, April 17 - 4:00 PM