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17th Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium “Messages: Children's Identity Formation and Representation of Blackness”
Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
The Annual Schomburg Symposium explores the links between African and Latino cultures. Stereotypes and erroneous perceptions of blackness are internalized at an early age. The 17th Annual Schomburg symposium, "Messages: Children's Identity Formation and Representation of Blackness”, will explore paths through which children form and develop their sense of cultural and racial identity. It will focus on how ALL children are conditioned to imagine Blackness and Africa in their growing up experiences at home, school and with the media (be it family, friends, education, cartoons, comic books, television, and movies). The outcome or impact varies, children who identify as white (including a large group of Latinos) tend to see blackness as "other;" and children who can't run away from being identified within the concept of black, experience self-esteem challenges and discrimination by those who see themselves as white. Guest speakers and panelists will present works that explore and address these issues.
For more information call Taller at 215-426-3311.
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Known as el “Corazón Cultural del Barrio” (The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia), Taller Puertorriqueño promotes local and international artists while doing the daily work of transforming children’s artistic visions into reality. It now encompasses the Julia de Burgos Gift Shop, the Lorenzo Homar Gallery, the Roberto P. Hernández Theater, and educational classrooms along Philadelphia ’s historically Latino North 5th Street commercial corridor.
Taller is committed to its mission to preserve, develop and promote Puerto Rican artistic and cultural traditions, as well as the quality representation of other Latin American cultures and our common roots.