Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Schomburg: African Influences on Latino Poetry


Every year we celebrate Black History Month but as we all know our heritage is celebrated all year long. Last week I told you about an upcoming exhibit at Taller Puertorroqueño that explores what it means to be AfroLatino in Philadelphia. Well Taller PR has another interesting event which dives deeper into the connection between African-Americans and Latinos.

Each year, the Arturo Schomburg Symposium explores a different aspect of the intricate and complex relationship of the African Diaspora influences within Latino American culture with presentations by distinguished scholars, a panel and Q&A sessions. This year's 15th annual symposium is no different. This year Taller PR will discuss the "African Influences in Latino Poetry" including presentations by Dean Warren Schomburg, Tomas Fernandez-Robaina and Sonja S. Watson, Ph.D.

The cost of registration is $20 but includes breakfast and lunch. And don't forget the opportunity to network at an important event.
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