Challenges to Citizenship: Racism in Latin America

When: Friday, February 12, 2021 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Virtual


Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean presents

Challenges to Citizenship Series

Racism in Latin America: A Symposium honoring Dr. John Samuel Burdick  

Syracuse University, The Moynihan Institute of the Maxwell School and the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA) will host a symposium to discuss ‘Racism in Latin America’ as a ‘Challenge to Citizenship’ in the region. The event honors and celebrates the life, activism and intellectual productions of Dr. John Burdick. ‘Racism in Latin America’ will bring together leading thinkers on racialization, racial identity, black, Indigenous and feminist politics, LBGQ+, religion, and the environment to explore racial politics across the Americas. Dr. Burdick’s work defies neat conceptual categories but according to Howard Winant, Burdick was an anti-racist activist, feminist and student of the Afro Diaspora who opened new ways of thinking about black cultural formations, identity, and resistance.  The symposium seeks to makes sense of the new racial projects unfolding across the Americas and explore Dr. Burdick's work and contributions from a hemispheric perspective. 

Co-sponsored by: Department of African American Studies

For questions, please contact Havva Karakas Keles, or to request additional accommodation arrangements, please contact Morgan Bicknell, 

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