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Join the Cal State San Bernardino Anthropology Museum when it presents “Black Latina the Play,” a three-woman, trilingual theatrical production that provides a look at what it means to be Black and Latina in the United States, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Santos Manuel Student Union South Theater.

The performance by the Black Latina Movement is open to the public, and while attendance is free, seats are limited, so online pre-registration is recommended. Registered guests will be seated first, at 4 p.m.; the remaining seats will be available on a first-arrived, first-seated basis.

“‘Black Latina’ is the story of being a Black Latina in the U.S.,” the production’s website states. “Whether born with dark skin or indeed African American and Hispanic, Black Latina is the journey of one’s struggle to identify with both cultures. Tackling both external factors (such as society and media) to internal factors (like the viewpoints of family and friends) Black Latina gives a first-hand look inside the emotions held by a group of constantly ignored people.”

Also, the website states, “The characters bridge the gap between all Black Latinas, from skin color and hair textures to facial features and backgrounds. Black Latina not only deals with the ‘traditional’ black/white ideas of racism within the U.S., but also exposes complex internalized racism between African Americans, Hispanics and Black Latinos.”

A panel will follow the performance, and a reception afterward with light refreshments will take place to encourage more conversation.

“Black Latina,” which is presented in English, Spanish and Portuguese, is being presented in conjunction with the Anthropology Museum’s Afróntalo exhibition, which is on display through June 19. The exhibition directs the focus on the often-underrepresented and overlooked history and culture of Mexico’s Afro-descendent communities.

Featuring art and objects and descriptive displays, Afróntalo is divided into two sections: one curated by representatives of four Afro-descendant communities in Mexico, and another presenting biographies and original portraits of 21 Afrolatine Californians.

The Anthropology Museum’s hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the run of “Afróntalo,” the museum will also be open the second Saturday of each month.

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