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Apr 4 2019

Blackness & Mexicanidad

April 4, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


National Museum of Mexican Art - Art Room


1852 W. 19th St. , Chicago, IL 60608

Zona Abierta
Blackness & Mexicanidad
Afro-descendancy and Mis / representations in Mexican Popular Culture

Presented in partnership with Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the National Museum of Mexican Art

 What are popular representations of Blackness in Mexican Popular Culture?

Historically, Afro-Mexicans have been an invisibilized population in Mexico and around the globe but recent awareness has sparked interests in exploring Blackness and Mexicanidad, in particular, Black representations in Mexican popular culture. Some of these representations include the infamousEl Negrito in La Lotería Mexicana, as well as other problematic images. Join Crystal Galván, LALS graduate student to reflect on Black history in Mexico and the hidden meanings behind El Negrito. Learn and ask: Why does this matter?

When: Thurs. April 4, 2019
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Where: National Museum of Mexican Art - Art Room
1852 W. 19th St. Chicago IL

FREE admission


Edith Tovar

Date posted

Mar 19, 2019

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020