Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By situating the Blaxican (Black-Mexican) experience in the context of the country’s current racial climate, Walter Luis Thompson-Hernandez talk asks: What is the role of multiracial individuals such as Blaxicans in the future of a nation that is becoming increasingly multiracial, multiethnic, and multilingual as each day passes?
Walter Thompson-Hernandez is a Los Angeles-based social documentary maker, multimedia journalist, and doctoral student at the University of California at Los Angeles. His stories and research have been featured by NPR, CNN, BBC, Fusion, Los Angeles Times, Remezcla, and UNIVISION. His latest academic project will be featured in a forthcoming book titled, Afro-Latinos in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas.