Do Black Lives Matter in Paraguay? You bet it does. On this episode, the LMC speaks with freelance writer Valencia Wilson to examine one of the least known Afro-descendent communities in Latin America and how Paraguay plays by its own set of rules when it comes to race.
Longtime Garifuna activist Jose Francisco Avila spends the hour with the LMC to discuss both his personal search for identity and the development of New York’s Garifuna community. Avila is also the author of, “Pan-Garifuna Afro Latino. Power of Pride: My Quest for Racial, Ancestral, Ethnic & Cultural Identity.”
Following both the assasination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise and the recent earthquake that devastated the country this summer, the LMC speaks w/ Haitian activist Emmanuela Douyon on what happens next in Haiti and how to support support the country without repeating the mistakes of 2010.