During Latinx Heritage Month, LA Social Science interviewed Brisa Smith Flores, a UCLA graduate student in World Arts and Culture, and Ky’tavia Stafford-Carreker, a recent UCLA pre-med graduate, about the contributions of Afro-Latinxs in the U.S. They discuss the genesis of the first Afro-Latinx student organization and undergraduate course in Chicana/o & Central American Studies at UCLA. They, also, discuss their own Afro-Latina identity.
:05 – Intro
4:43 – What has been your experience as an Afro-Latina on the West Coast?
7:53 – How did you come to identify as Afro-Latina? And what that means to you?
11:29 – How did you establish the first Afro-Latina/o student organization at UCLA?
18:20 – Paper on anti-Blackness in Mexico using art history.
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