Colorism talk to be held Thursday

Staff Report

As a part of the recognition of Latino Heritage Month on campus, there will be a discussion of colorism held via Zoom Thursday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Colorism is defined as a prejudice or discrimination against people with darker skin tones, typically among people within a single racial or ethnic group.

A link to join the Zoom meeting can be found at www.eiu.edu/oiae/LatinoHeritageMonth.php.

Events celebrating Latino Heritage Month have been happening on campus since Sept. 17 and there is one more event, an Ofrenda contest, being held Nov. 2 in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week before being expanded and then signed into law in 1988.

It is recognized from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15.

 

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