Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Alicia Grullon

Alicia Grullon is Grullón is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Bronx. This video project, called Storytelling, is playing on a small screen in Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery, which is open to the public. She is the Wallach Network Fellow there, a role created to help build the gallery’s relationship with the local community.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Bronxeñas: Afrolatina is not just a US Experience

How do we reshape the idea of 'Latinidad' when talking about the Diaspora away from white supremacist standards, US imperialism and exceptionalism, and more from a very global, African descendent and lived experience.

This intergenerational session will generate strategies as we move forward. Four African Descendent global Women grounded in the Bronx, with four different experiences, will share their lived personal and organizational and collectively dream up a strategy to shift the narrow narrative to be more inclusive.

Participants will also get a sense of what organizing in communities where one is centered looks like, and how those strategies keep on being replicated by outsiders, without the intentional centering, with lots of funding and end up failing.

As sanctuary we ask that the space be held by for people of color, including people that intentionally identify as Black and Indigenous Latinxs only.

Speakers: Janvieve Williams Comrie, Alicia Grullon, Wanda Salaman, Sade Swift