Pero, Like, Let’s Talk About Colorism in the Latino Community

Saturday, November 10th
Newark Public Library | 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

When it comes to skin pigmentation, the concept of “the lighter, the better” has deep historical roots in the Latin world and is very much alive in our communities today.  Join us for an honest and lively conversation about the origins and impact of Latino colorism.  Led by Melissa Valle, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and African American and African Studies at Rutgers University, and animated by short skits performed by the theater company, Cocotazo Media. View Event ->

1:00 PM, First Floor Reading Room
Legal Discussion re: Perez v. Sharp, the 1948 Supreme Court of CA landmark case led by Mariel Mercado-Guevara, Esq. and Jennifer Bolden Pitre, Esq. with NJ State Bar Association – Minorities in Profession Section (MIPS)

2:00 PM, Centennial Hall
Professor Melissa Valle will lead an honest and lively conversation about the origins and impact of Latino Colorism.  Animated short skits on the subject will be performed by Cocotazo Media theater company.

This event is co-sponsored by the NJ State Bar Association.

Latino Celebration 2018 is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Essex Council Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs; the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center at Rutgers University-Newark; and the Friends of HRIC.