I’m excited to announce that tomorrow Feministing will host a live video discussion about colorism and Latin@ feminism.
This past August, while hanging out in a side room at ye ole Feministing Retreat, a couple of us sparked up a conversation about the complexities of colorism within the Latin@ community. Inspired by the discussion that grew out of #SolidarityisForWhiteWomen, we shared our own experiences, ideas that other Latin@ feminist writers have presented, and asked each other difficult questions about the white person/person of color binary that sometimes just can’t completely categorize our experiences.
This conversation continued, including in my post Solidarity isn’t for women in the middle . And the topic has come up again with Hispanic Heritage Month and the Little Miss Delaware Hispanic Pageant. I could talk, write, and tweet about this for hours and I’m stoked to kick it to the next level.
This Tuesday, October 29th, at 3:00 EST/12:00 PST (it’s tomorrow!), Feministing will host an On-Air Google Hangout conversation, Coloring Latinidad, that will focus on colorism within Latin@ feminism. You’ll find the live video embedded here at Feministing or at this nifty event page. We’ll post a YouTube video of the conversation after it happens so everyone can watch, even if you miss it live.
I’ll be joined by some great feminists whose pieces have inspired conversations about colorism within the Latin@ community, including:
- Icess Fernandez Rojas, writer of An Open Letter to Jakiyah McKoy and Little Black Latinas, @Icess
We’ll be taking questions and comments from our audience, so be sure to tweet @JulianaBrittoS or @feministing with your contributions. You can also join the conversation with the hashtag #ColoringLtd.
Talk (!) to you all tomorrow!
Juliana Britto Schwartz is excited to be your moderator on Tuesday, October 28th.