Afrodescendants make up more than a quarter of the Latin American population and its diasporas. And yet, the representation of Latinidad is overwhelmingly Mestizo. Can K-12 classrooms be used to expand understandings of the African Diaspora and to combat anti-Blackness through lesson plans and curricula that center AfroLatines? What is the difference between “representation” and infusion (and why does it matter)? And, how do you get started?

Yahusef Medina, director of Community Initiatives at Virginia Humanities, will join a panel discussion featuring educators, consultants, and public humanities scholars who are tackling these difficult questions, creating resources, curating communities, and enshrining Blackness across subjects and grade levels.

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