by Crystal Roman

Friday, October 19, 2018

@ 7:30pm

Hope Theatre, UO
(where is this?)


Performance followed by a conversation with
Ms. Crystal Roman

“When I would go to Latina casting calls, they would say, ‘Well you don’t sound Latina enough.’ Then when I would go to a Black casting call, they would say, ‘Wait a minute, we asked for a black woman.’ I’d say, I’m a black woman. I just couldn’t take it anymore.” –Crystal Roman

“A powerful performance that deals with social issues through the lens of race, ethnicity and gender! I highly recommend it!” -Omar Eaton-Martínez, Smithsonian Latino Working Committee, Deputy Chair & Smithsonian African American Association, Program Chair

“This play beautifully uncovers the realities that we don’t get to see in mainstream media.” –Brenda Martinez, Lehigh University student

Thursday, Oct 18, 6:30 pm:
“Black Latinidad in the U.S.A.”
Crater Lake North (EMU)

Friday, Oct 19, 2:30 pm:
“Beauty: Double Standards, Appropriation, and Reclamation”
Mills International Center (EMU)

Black Latina the Play is the journey of one woman’s struggle to identify with two heritages, two cultures: Afrodescendent and Latinx. Tackling external factors (such as society and the media) and internal factors (such as the opinions of family and friends) Black Latina the Play shares a first-hand look at the experiences and emotions of people who are constantly overlooked. Black Latina the Play goes beyond the “traditional” black/white ideas of racism in the US to exposes the complex internalized racisms found among African Americans, Hispanics, and Black Latinx.

The personal and thought-provoking testimony shared in Black Latina the Play provides insights into the plight and embrace of being a Black Latina. The journey, revealing a multifaceted experience, bridging frustration to empowerment, resolves in a climactic arc. From denouncing oneself and striving to fit in, to embracing the beauty and pride of “being black,” Black Latina the Play lets the world know exactly who we are.

Thanks to our co-sponsors:
UO Latinx Strategies Group
UO Black Strategies Group
Center for Student Involvement ~ Intersectional Events
Ethnic Studies


For more information, please contact Olga Sanchez Saltveit: