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July 8, 2013
9:30 am to 12:00 pm


Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Conference Room
600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 2001
Washington, DC, USA

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Event / Seminar

Workshop: Afro- Descendants in Uruguay

Organized by IPS Board Member James Early, a workshop on affirmative rights and Uruguay-U.S. educational exchanges on non-racial discrimination.

drummersUruguay is among the leaders in this hemisphere working with Afro-Descendant citizens to develop polices and projects to secure full, equitable citizenship, participation in national development, and enjoyment of spiritual and material life with fellow citizens.

Lead by IPS Board Member, James Early, the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) and the Uruguayan Embassy of Washington, D.C., we are pleased to invite you to a workshop on the affirmative rights of Afro- Descendants in Uruguay, South America, and to explore Uruguay-United States educational exchange on non-racial discrimination. The workshop will feature presentations from Uruguayan-Washington Ambassador Carlos Pita and Ambassador Romero Rodriguez, Director of the Racial- Ethnic Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay.

Workshop goals include sharing experience on the promotion of ethnic and racial equality within government entities, implementation of academic exchange programs to research ethnic-racial policy topics, primary, secondary and collegiate antidiscrimination education, discussion of exchange opportunities for young Afro-Descendant leaders about civic engagement in public and private sectors, and promotion of Afro-Descendant culture within prestigious organizations at national and international levels.

Join us for this exchange about cultural democracy and racial identity discourses in the Americas.

Please RSVP to: DawesAJ@si.edu.