Home > Garifuna NEWS > Garifuna-American JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA To Speak On Afro-Latinos In Central America And Mexico At 2010 Annual NCLR Conference in San Antonio Texas

Garifuna-American JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA To Speak On Afro-Latinos In Central America And Mexico At 2010 Annual NCLR Conference in San Antonio Texas

Jose Francisco Avila

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It’s always a treat when I read of events or circumstances that force Latinos or Hispanics to confront, deal with or at the least, think about the presence of Black people in Latino or Hispanic culture.

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  1. Ruben Guity
    July 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Not hispanic? Mmmm… I don’t know, some of our family names are Spanish.
    Not Spaniard, that’s for sure, no more than Garinagu with English names would be considered to be Anglo. But where does it end? What of the Lenca and Pech…and many other indigenous tribes. Mestizos certainly have Spaniard DNA in there, but then so do alot of mulattos.. And of all Afro descendants throughout Latin America, descended from various West African Tribes? Should anyone with no traceable Spaniard blood be considered non-hispanic? Not by my understanding, which emphasizes “regardless of race”, but I leave it open.
    I trust Mr Jose Francisco Avila will enjoy the conference as a very fruitful and stimulating event and I wish him the best! There’ll be a lot of chin-stroking going on in the room, as interest in the history of the Garinagu has been gaining ground. Good Luck Mr Avila!

    • July 9, 2010 at 12:42 am

      Thanks for writing RUBEN GUITY! Yes, I find that identity is a complex and tricky thing, especially for Garinagu. I am sure that whatever Jose Francisco Avila has to say/contribute as a member of that panel will be beneficial and enlightening to all who attend.

      –Tio Teo

  2. Maria T. Dolmo Lacayo De Albert
    July 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Is very sad, are history around Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Special Honduras in the time i was growing that was hard to edintity are base. Until I can to these country i learn we has to be proud for are people are ancestor. We have a rich history and we has to preserve for the future. I love been Garifuna.

    • July 9, 2010 at 12:43 am

      Thanks for writing MARIA T DOLMO LACAYO DE ALBERT! Gracias por escribir en esta pagina web, MARIA T DOLMO LACAYO DE ALBERT!

      –Tio Teo

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