This past summer, Black Lives Matter protests across the United States renewed
conversations about “solidarity” between Latinos and African Americans. For some, solidarity could be taken for granted, because Latinos and African Americans both face violence, discrimination, and inequality. For others, solidarity was impossible because of anti-blackness among Latin Americans and Latinos in the United States, even though there are estimates that as much as a quarter of Latinos today identify as Afro-Latino. This conversation will instead seek to understand solidarity as a process, a goal that our communities work toward. Discussants will explore solidarity as a research methodology, and when, how, and why it has worked—or failed—in the past.
Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor & Thomas E. Lifka Chair of History | UCLA
Destin Jenkins, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of US History and the College | University of Chicago
Josh Kun Professor and Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication | USC Annenberg
Jennifer Medina, National Correspondent | The New York Times
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Presented in partnership with the Northwestern Program in Latina and Latino Studies, and the Northwestern Department of African American Studies.