Posted: Monday, Feb 17th, 2014
Mexican culture, the Afro-Mexican community is often hidden from the public eye.
But a rising movement for constitutional recognition is gaining
momentum, and to further that, a series of events will take place across
the county starting Thursday to inform the public of this community and
Titled “Black Mexico: The Forgotten Root,” Israel Reyes Larrea,
founder of AFRICA A.C., and other members from Oaxaca Mexico, will share
historical and current information about the Afro-Mexican communities
of Costa Chica, Mexico
Veronica Leon (left) and Ruby Vasquez have been working together for the
past two years to bring "Black Mexico: The Forgotten Root," a series of
informational sessions and dance presentations about the historic and
current state of the Afro-Mexican communities of the Costa Chica,
Mexico, to Watsonville. (Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian.
Second photo contributed)