Happy Latina/o Heritage Month!
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
The fun began two days ago but the celebration of Latina/o and Latin American heritage will continue through October 15th. Ignoring the fail that is celebrating
Conquistador & Genocide Columbus Day, prepare for a flood of shouts, dances, images and snapshots of mi vida, mi sangre, mi historia. This blog is called Nuñez Daughter for a reason.
Latinegro is doing big things IRL so he may not be doing his Latino Blog Challenge (*tear*) and my main project is keeping me too busy to blog on a regular schedule. But the WOC Survival Kit will be paying special attention to Afro-Latinas. And I’m looking forward to promoting the work on Latina/os in the diaspora as it crosses my dashboard.
One project, long in the works, is the Being Afro-Latino project (and here). Latinegro is spearheading it and Bianca Laureano of Latino Sexuality is flying co-pilot. I’m getting in on the action so expect plenty of Rita Moreno and Celia Cruz spam (*pause to squeeee omigawd, i love them so much*) and a focus on the underrepresented, under-discussed “Blatino” contingent (mixed black and Latina/o folks). Stay tuned and support as we spread the beauty, grace and struggle of Latina/os across the interwebs!
Last but not least,
the petit-bourgeoisie of blackness the Congressional Black Caucus, will be having their annual Cinderella ball legislative conference. I must confess: I enjoy a good fête of POC upwardly mobility (I get to wear pretty dresses) but this year, I even plan to take some of the events seriously. Like the TransAfrica Forum event happening Thursday, September 22nd on Afro-Latinos in the 21st Century and rebuilding Haiti. If you are in the DMV, please check out these and other TransAfrica CBC events. You may see me or my doppleganger there.
See that? Two projects for two days? You’d betta catch up.
How are you celebrating this year’s Month of Brownness?
Cue the outro,