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Presentation for International Women\'s Conference

  1. 1. African & Latina Connection A project on the importance of the influence of the African Diaspora
  2. 2. Afro Brazilian Culture
  3. 3. Uniting Amongst Cultures <ul><li>“ All women suffer oppression, even white women, particularly poor white women, and especially Indian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Oriental and Black American women whose oppression is tripled by any of the above-mentioned. But we do have female's oppression in common. This means that we can begin to talk to other women with this common factor and start building links with them and thereby build and transform the revolutionary force we are now beginning to amass” Angela Davis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of this study The purpose of this project is to address the connection between the African/Latina woman . In addressing the experiences of these women, it is important to show the similarities in the different traditions. By distinguishing the differences and similarities in the experiences of the African/Latina woman , individuals will be able to understand the connection that we share. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objective <ul><li>To understand our influence on society as two separate but integral cultures </li></ul><ul><li>To distinguish our role as women and educate our youth </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss the importance of educating society about our connection </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research Questions <ul><li>Is it important to include Africa as apart of the history of Spanish/Latino countries? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we express this history through various movements? </li></ul><ul><li>What role do women play in uniting cultures? </li></ul>
  7. 7. African Diaspora <ul><li>The African Diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world - predominantly to the Americas , then later to Europe , the Middle East and other corners of the globe. Much of the African Diaspora is descended from people who were enslaved and shipped to the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade , with the largest population living in Brazil (see Afro-Brazilian ). People of Sub-Saharan descent) number over 900 million, representing around 14% of the world's population </li></ul>
  8. 8. African Latina Connection <ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Movements </li></ul><ul><li>Similarities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Spiritual Connection <ul><li>Yoruba </li></ul><ul><li>Santeria </li></ul><ul><li>The Drum </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Drum <ul><li>Afro Cuban & African Drumming </li></ul>
  11. 11. Movements <ul><li>Chicana Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Black Feminist Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Chicano Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Black Panther Party </li></ul>
  12. 12. Movements <ul><li>Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Labor Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Brown vs. Board of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Mendez v Westminster </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Similarities <ul><li>Have many similar health disparities </li></ul><ul><li>Stated as the two largest “minority” groups in USA </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>WalkOut HBO Film </li></ul><ul><li>We Are A Force To Be Reconed With by </li></ul><ul><li>Niki Dickerson </li></ul><ul><li>Unbowed- Wangari Maathai </li></ul><ul><li>Chicana Feminist Thought: The Basic Historical Writings By Alma M. Garcia </li></ul><ul><li>Assata: An Autobiography Assata Shakur </li></ul>
  15. 15. Organizations <ul><li>Malika Kambe Umfazi Sorority, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Black Latino Expo </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Any questions <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul><ul><li>JohnDre Jennings </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>