• February 12, 2016
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Phone: 562.437.1689

628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, California, 90802, United States

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Walter Thompson-Hernández centers the contemporary Blaxican experience as a way to contextualize the history and trajectory of race relations in Los Angeles. He will also examine the impact of Afro-Latinos in Latin America and in Los Angeles asking: What role do multiracial individuals and Afro-Latinos play as global cities like Los Angeles becoming increasingly multiracial, multiethnic, and multilingual?

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Walter Thompson-Hernández is a writer and photographer. He is a recent Stanford University graduate with a degree in Latin American Studies. Currently a researcher at the University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, Thompson-Hernández’ writing and photographs have been featured on CNN, BBC, Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Remezcla, and Fusion. His latest academic intervention will be featured in a forthcoming book titled, Afro-Latinos in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas.

Space is limited to 35 participants.
RSVP required, call (562) 437-1689.

MOLAA’s Friday night programming is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.