Alexander Velez

Alexander Velez is an Afro-Latinx born and raised in Camden, New Jersey. He is the Philadelphia ambassador of the Gran Varones and a member of the Black & Brown Workers Cooperative. Alex is also an independent singer and song writer who recently released an EP.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

The Most Beautifullest Thing* in the World: Celebrating Blackness* in Latinx Communities

Anti-Blackness is global and none of us are exempt, especially those of us in Latinx Communities. Many of the ways that we connect and build community are rooted in anti-blackness. This interactive workshop and discussion will explore all the ways we can disrupt the narratives that we have been socialized to believe and begin to identify ways we can elevate, center and celebrate Blackness in Latinx communities.

Speakers: Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca, Alexander Velez