Do Black Lives Matter in El Salvador? You bet! On this episode, the LMC speaks with Carlos Lara about the forgotten history of Afro-descendants in El Salvador and the places & monuments hidden in place sight that reveal this secret legacy. Carlos Lara is a member of Afroos, a grassroots organization dedicated to documenting the Afro-diaspora history in El Salvador.
Who is Anton de Kom? Who is Eddie Bruma? What can Suriname, one of the least examined countries in Latin America, teach us about the Black Lives Matter movement? The LMC seeks to find that out by speaking with Sam Battistoli, a freelance journalist based in Suriname.
Nicole Ramsey, a PhD candidate in African American & African Diaspora Studies @ the University of California in Berkeley, speaks with the LMC to discuss how Black Lives Matter in Belize challenges the conventions of Central American history and identity.