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As the nation faces the latest in what represents a foundational history of Black death and egregious violence by the police, sanctioned and perpetuated by the state, conversations are being held in our own communities. This work is specifically crucial for the Latinx community, one which, while grappling with its own painful and traumatic relationship with the effects of colonialism, witnessing and experiencing anti-Black racism is all too common. There is always room to grow, to learn, and there’s plenty of impactful work you can do, starting in your everyday life. Let’s dig in.
Speaker Bio: Thalía is an Afro-Indigena healer by lineage, educator, Earth worker, and defender of the People. Born and raised in Coloraztlan (Apache, Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne territory), identity has been a journey of rediscovery, reclaiming, and decolonizing. As a person of mixed race, Thalía considers herself a bridge between her two communities (Black and Brown) and steps in to address, challenge, and heal lateral violence and conflict between these communities. A teacher and activist, Thalía is honored and humbled to share knowledge and hold space for others who are challenging colonial structures, perspectives, and systems. Thalía strongly believes that healing and education are equal parts to the liberation of our people and to the overall health/harmony of our planet, Pachamama. “It is an honor and privilege to be of service to mi gente and to bare witness to the journey of freeing ourselves of the chains of generational/ancestral oppression.”
Latino Outdoors, Hispanic Access Foundation
Date & time:
July 18, 2020