WHEN February 12, 20167:00 pm - 8:30 pm LOCATION Museum of Latin American Art Phone: 562.437.1689 Address: 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, California, 90802, United States Blaxicans of L.A.: Then and Now Leave a comment 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.