Together Against Anti-Blackness: Working to Eradicate Discrimination in Indigenous, Arab, Asian and Latinx Communities

Organized by Observatorio de Las Américas with the support of the Graduate Students of Color Collective at the University of Colorado Boulder.


This is a free event. Donations are optional and encouraged.

All donations will be shared equally among speakers. Please note, we cannot offer tax deductible donations receipts at this time.

Venmo: @olacolorado

Join us for this collaborative discussion addressing anti-blackness sentiments and discriminatory conducts within our very own communities of color. This is a two-part event consisting of a public discussion and followed by a small-group workshop.


During the first part, we will have a guided discussion between the facilitators, aiming to find commonalities and differences between discriminatory practices currently affecting Indigenous, Latinx, Arab and Asian communities. Facilitators will draw from their experiences as community organizers to address these issues from an informed but non-academic perspective.

This event is inspired by recent conversations about anti-blackness sentiments such as "Confronting Anti-Black Racism in POC, Indigenours and Marginalized Communities" by the Women And Gender Studies Department at the University of Colorado Boulder and "A Conversation on Anti-Blackness in the Non-Black Latinx Community" by the Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinxs. It is also a programmatic follow-up to our previous event "A Guided Dialogue on Racism and Privilege: The politics of Allyship", with Cultural Anthropologist Baily Duhé.


Date: 24 July 2020

Discussion: 5:30 to 6:10 pm (MDT)

Click here to register for the discussion using Zoom.

Workshop: 6:15 to 7:00 (MDT)

Click here to register for the workshop (limit 32 participants or 8 per break out group).

Please note that the Latinx break out room is now full. Unfortunately we cannot take any more registrants for that particular workshop at this time.



Sarah Fahmy


Natasha Myhal, M.A., PhD Student in Ethnic Studies, Graduate Research Assistant for the Center of the American West’s project Indigenous Connections at Rocky Mountain National Park.


Sarah Fahmy, M.A., PhD Student in Theater and Dance, Founding Member of the Middle Eastern Focus Group at the Association of Theater in Higher Education


Natasha Myhal

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Juan García Oyervides

Chu May Paing, PhD Student in Cultural Anthropology, Coordinator at Doa-A-Yae: Coalition for Civil Rights in Burma


Juan García Oyervides, PhD in Spanish, Director at Observatorio de Las Américas.


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Chu May Paing

Reference Materials:

This list has been put together for those interested in coming to the discussion with more information. They are not required nor expected to be read ahead of the discussion. This list will continue to grow as the day of the event comes closer and it will be expanded following the discussions at the event.

"Hair" by Elizabeth Acevedo:

"Sisters and Siblings in the Struggle: COVID-19 and Black and Asian-American Feminist Solidarities." by Black Women Radicals and the Asian-American Feminist Collective:

"Black Lives Also Matter in the Arab World" by Tuqa Nusairat:

Promotional Materials

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