Colorism in the Arts and Anti-blackness within Latinx Communities

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 6PM

Ballet Hispánico's Community Arts Partnerships partnered with the Moss Arts Center to discuss the sources and effects of colorism and anti-blackness in the arts with experts from Ballet Hispánico and Virginia Tech University.

What are the sources and effects of colorism and anti-blackness within the arts, and what steps should be taken to eliminate them? Thank you, Virginia Tech faculty and members of Ballet Hispánico—the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures—for this candid conversation on identity and belonging.

Dr. Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech
Michelle Manzanales, director, school of dance, and choreographer, Ballet Hispánico
Carmen Giménez Smith, professor, Department of English, Virginia Tech
Gabrielle Sprauve, company dancer, Ballet Hispánico

Moderated by Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO, Ballet Hispánico

Co-presented by the Moss Arts Center and El Centro—Hispanic and Latinx Cultural and Community Center at Virginia Tech

Diálogos is Ballet Hispánico's conversation series exploring the interconnections of the arts, social justice, and Latino cultures.

Colorism in the Arts and Anti-blackness within Latinx Communities


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