NubianLatina Productions is conducting a nationwide search for Afro-Latinas who are willing to share their stories on camera about their cultural backgrounds, family life, careers, and whether or not you have experienced racism/ discrimination within your own families, circle of friends, in the classroom or workplace.
TIME TO PUT YOURSELF ON CAMERA!
In a 2-minute video, please provide the following information:
- Birth place
- Current resident town/city
- ethnic/cultural background
- Do you identify as Hispanic/Latino? Black/ African-American? or Other?
- Does your family openly discuss race or avoids talking about it?
- Have you traced your family’s African lineage?
- Why are you interested in participating in our documentary?
How to Submit Your Video:
Upload your video, marked “private”, to Vimeo or Youtube. Email your video link along with your video’s password to NubianLatinaprods[at]gmail[dot]com, subject heading “Casting”. Please make sure that your video will be accessible at least until the end of August 2014.
Submission Deadline: JULY 28, 2014
NubianLatina Productions lleva a cabo una búsqueda nacional de Afro-Latinas en los EEUU que están dispuestas a compartir sus historias en cámara sobre sus antecedentes culturales, la vida familiar, carreras, y si tuvieron experiencias con el racismo o fueron discriminadas dentro de su propia familia, círculo de amigos, en la escuela o lugar de trabajo.
En un video de 2 minutos maximo, por favor proveen la siguiente información:
- Lugar de nacimiento
- Pueblo / ciudad de residencia actual
- Origen étnico
- ¿Cómo se identifica Ud.? Hispana / Latina? Negra / Afro-Americana? o Otra?
- ¿Su familia charla francamente sobre la raza o evita hablar de ese tema?
- ¿Ha buscado el linaje africano de su familia?
- Una breve descripción explicando por qué Ud. está interesada en participar en nuestro documental
Como Subir Su Video:
Suba su video, marcado como “privado”, a Vimeo o Youtube. Enviar el enlace de su video junto consu contraseña a NubianLatinaprods [arroba] gmail [punto] com. Por favor, asegúrese de que el vídeo se podrá acceder por lo menos hasta finales de agosto del 2014.
Fecha Límite: el 28 de Julio 2014
- Black vegans exist
- Black lesbian exist
- Black gays exist
- Black romantics exist
- Black people with mental disorders exist
- Black people with eating disorders exist
- Black people with adopted kids exist
- Black Nerds exist
- Black entrepreneurs exist
- Black inventors exist
- Black teachers exist
- Black doctors/surgeons exist
- Black scientists exist
- Black people who are quiet exist
- Black head chefs exist
- Black CEOs exist
- Black teachers exist
- Black families exist
- Black authors exist
- Black poets exist
- Black people with cancer/terminal or chronic illness exist
- Black musicians (who aren’t just rappers) exist
- BLACK BEAUTY EXISTS
I went back and look at the first list with some of you guys responses
Keep the list going.
El INAH, a través de la Coordinación Nacional de Antropología, y la Red de Mujeres Afromexicanas invitan al
Primer Encuentro de Mujeres Afromexicanas
25 y 26 de julio, en Santiago Llano Grande, Oaxaca
[Photo of a Black-Boricua Taino person with a short hair cut and glasses. They are wearing an orange t-shirt with an orange and white plaid shirt over it. They are standing in front of an orange wall with a drawing of a naked person over their left shoulder.]
Black-Boricua Taino Two Spirit Performing Artist and Educator
Ignacio G. Rivera
Are you ever misgendered?
Oh yeah, all the time. I think that my caring about it has shifted a lot. When I first first first came out as trans… I told people, “I want you to refer to me as ‘he’ and ‘she’ simultaneously, like in the same sentence. I don’t want to be just he or just she, but use [the pronouns] like that. People took that to mean that they just chose and most people chose ‘she.’ Again I felt invisible and that people weren’t honoring my identity, so I decided I was going by he and I went by ‘he’ for about 2 years. That still felt weird to me, it just didn’t fit right. I ended up meeting another genderqueer person who was going by ‘they’ and it just clicked for me. I really liked it because it doesn’t indicate anything. So when you’re talking about me to somebody, they just don’t know – female, male, what am I – and I like that. I like the idea of people not knowing, so I started using they. But, they is very complicated for people because people don’t use they as a pronoun, although it is quite proper [laughs]. We just haven’t used it as much, and I think genderqueer, queer folks have been reviving that. In the Spanish language, it’s also an issue, but I came up with my own. My community, my chosen family, they say they to me all the time, but when I’m outside in the world: sir, lad, man, lady, miss, ma’am. Or sometimes people are completely confused. A couple of times, which I loved, were instances where people literally were like, “May I help you, ma’am… Yes, sir… Thank you again, ma’am…” They went from “ma’am” to “sir” waiting for me to correct them, but I wouldn’t! And I loved it because they were [thinking], Please just tell me what the fuck you are, so I can just say it right. And I’m not, I’m just gonna let you do that, and I’m fine with it. In the beginning it pissed me off because I was so fresh in expressing my identity that I wanted people to get me. Now, yeah, sometimes, it irks me a little bit, but I’ve gotten to the point where I really don’t give a shit because if I have my community and my people validating my identity then I’m ok with it. I answer to ma’am… I know they’re trying to talk to me and they aren’t being malicious, unless they are. I think the way my physical appearance has been changing lately because three months ago, I decided to go on T… I’ve been out as trans for almost a decade now, and I’m 42. I’ve taken my time, I’ve rode every wave that I’ve been on and I’ve loved it. Now I’m on this and I wanted to see what it feels like… I’ve also decided that I don’t want top surgery. The way I envision myself, the way that makes me beam with happiness, if I could draw a sketch of myself… it would be… with a little mustache, like my father, and I wouldn’t bind anymore. I would not even wear a sports bra because to me, that encompasses my genderqueer/gender non-conforming identity. I’ve never seen myself as a man and at one point, I saw myself as a woman. I have that history and I honor that history: woman – that’s God to me. I see myself as a combination of those things or another entity altogether. Sometimes, I gotta use that language because that’s all we have and I want to be viewed that way. So if I’m on T and I happen to get a mustache or beard, I want to have my chest there to balance that out for me; I don’t want to pass as a man…
- Excerpt from interview with Ignacio G. Rivera for Lxs Afrxlatinxs: Queer Afrolatin@ Storytelling Project
Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.
1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.
2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.
3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.
4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.
5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.
6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.
7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.
8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.
9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy.
this comes from the top rope.
I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.
GAZA UNDER ATTACK NOW.
important world update:
Gaza + Palestine are under attack by Israel, death toll currently at 27 :(
This has been a long and destructive period between Israel + Palestine. If anyone has any reliable sources to learn more about what’s going on at this current moment, please let me know
- The Guardian: Israel pounds Gaza with air and naval strikes in move against Hamas
- Al Jazeera: Israel steps up deadly Gaza Strip offensive; at least 27 dead, 130 wounded
- New York Times: Israel and Hamas Trade Attacks as Tension Rises
- RTE News: Israel launches major offensive against Hamas
- BBC: Israel ‘ready for escalation’ of Gaza conflict