Building a Black Organization in a 'White' Nation

SEP 17, 2020 | 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM



September 17, 2020: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM







In this informal conversation Prof. Judith Anderson and Afro-Argentine lawyer and activist Madoda Ntaka will discuss the process of creating an organization that assists Afro-descendants in Argentina who have been victims of race-based discrimination. This is especially difficult as Afro-descendants have absent from the nation's official records for over 130 years. This dialogue on their international collaboration will highlight lessons learned and ongoing challenges of their international social justice collaboration, in hopes of guiding others across the region who are organizing to fight for rights and representation.

About the participants:

Judith M. Anderson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Africana/African American Studies at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Center for Ethnic Studies.

Madoda Ntaka is a legal advisor at the ProcuraciĆ³n General de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, representative of La Red Argentino-Americana para el Liderazgo (REAL) and El Instituto Argentino para la Igualdad, Diversidad e IntegraciĆ³n (IARPIDI).

Tsedale M. Melaku is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) at CUNY, The Graduate Center.

This event will be conducted online via Zoom. Click here to connect.