WBEZ | DePaul University - Student Center, Lincoln Park Campus http://www.wbez.org/venues/depaul-university-student-center-lincoln-park-campus Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Beyond Transnational?: Diaspora, Globalization and the World to Come http://www.wbez.org/beyond-transnational-diaspora-globalization-and-world-come-106478 <p><p>In his talk Professor <strong>Stovall</strong> will address the central place of transnational perspectives in black diasporic scholarship, and consider the relationship between transnationalism, which focuses on interactions between national cultures, and globalization, which tends to ignore or transcend them. &nbsp;He will explore how globalization represents both a challenge and an opportunity for African diasporic thought.</p><p>More on this event <a href="http://las.depaul.edu/diaspora/ConferenceAnnouncements/index.asp">here.</a></p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/beyond-transnational-diaspora-globalization-and-world-come-106478 Stigma and Culture: Global Migrations and the Crisis of Identity in Black America http://www.wbez.org/stigma-and-culture-global-migrations-and-crisis-identity-black-america-106477 <p><p>As Gilroy points out, the black Atlantic is a site of not just roots and cultures but also routes and convergences. We must add that an element of those convergences is oppositional identity-making among populations of African descent from diverse geographical origins. &ldquo;Stigma and Culture&rdquo; explores the re-articulation of ethnic boundaries and cultural diacritica by which African and Caribbean immigrants to the United States, as well as Louisiana Creoles of color and Native American populations of partly African descent, endeavor to distinguish themselves from a supposedly more prototypical black American, with the intent to establish their worthiness of the American dream. Such self-construction in contrast to the stigmatized African American is taken as a case study of the role of stigma in the genesis of cultural identities generally in a time of global migrations.</p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://las.depaul.edu/diaspora/ConferenceAnnouncements/index.asp">here.&nbsp;</a></p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/stigma-and-culture-global-migrations-and-crisis-identity-black-america-106477 What are the Implications of Being Afro-Latino in South America? http://www.wbez.org/what-are-implications-being-afro-latino-south-america-99220 <p><p>In 2000, <strong>Estupinan Quintero</strong> was elected mayor of Esmeraldas in northwestern Ecuador. He is the first self-identifying black person to hold this position. He was reelected in 2005 and in 2010.</p><p>Quintero is also the spokesperson for the Board of the Association of Ecuadorian Municipalities (AME), an elected member of parliament for the Popular Democratic Movement (MDP), and provincial director of the party as well. As mayor of Esmeraldas, the capital of the only province where Afro-Ecuadorians are the racial majority, he has worked to improve much needed social services and infrastructure in addition to providing support for the International Afro Music and Dance Festival. These initiatives, along with commissioned murals and statues, are promoting positive images of Afro-Ecuadorians and their communities throughout the city.</p></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/what-are-implications-being-afro-latino-south-america-99220