[Blackstudies-l] Afrodescendientes: Proyecto Afro Latino: Creating a bridge for the African, American Latino community through digital technology

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*This article by Carmen Robles appeared in InsightNews.com.*

Amilcar Priestly proudly carries on the legacy started by his father the
late Dr. George Priestly.

The AfroLatino Project pays tribute to this visionary organizer and leader
of anti-racism conferences.

George Priestly created Proyecto Afro Latino as the gateway to the
hemispheric Afro-Latino experience. Its goal is to create a network to
collect digitally based Afro-Latino histories through digital technology
such as mobile phones, Web 2.0, Skype and the What's Up app.

Amilcar Priestly was recently interviewed on "Conversations with Al
McFarlane" program on KFAI FM. He shared AfroLatino Project's kick-start of
its campaign to bring awareness of the declaration by United Nations and
invited Minnesota to participate.

Jan. 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2024 has been identified as the Decade for People
of African Descent with the theme "People of African descent: recognition,
justice and development." Amilcar Maceo Priestly anticipates worldwide
celebrations highlighting Afro-descendants and Afro-descendants' social
movements.

Since Afro-descendants histories have often been excluded from official
histories, Afro Latino Project examined the possibilities of using Web 2.0
tools to teach these stories and use as viable tools to further the
development of the Afro-descendants social movement.

Within the framework of Proyecto, Afro Latino is an informal way to educate
the community through digital story telling. Its vision is to use
technological tools to promote awareness and research, ensure the
preservation of the histories and cultures and build support for the
struggles of Afro-descendants people in the Americas and the Caribbean.

In this cultural heritage initiative, the collection of cultural histories
will identify, promote and engage conversations to address questions of
"what do we do" as well as to encourage social and economic development;
participate in political practice and to gain recognition by endorsing a
national education curriculum to be taught in schools.

George Priestly's progress in the world of academics fueled his social
activism. He believed in intellectual advancements and was instrumental in
developing fellow intellectuals and activists here in the U.S., in Panama
and throughout the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

As a director Amilcar Priestly carries on this tradition. He is responsible
for all organizational and administrative matters and is also responsible
for programming and strategy. The project, previously funded by the Ford
Foundation, is currently developing tools for social media and mobile
learning, as well as digital curation, and looks to facilitate
participatory action in these communities. He hopes to identify ways to
engage power sharing.

"It's not us versus them," said Priestly. "It's to bring awareness."

Prior to his current tenure, Amilcar Priestly served as counsel for the
AfroLatino Project. He began his legal career as an associate at a boutique
entertainment law practice and most recently served as a director of
business and legal affairs at Westwood One, Inc. He is also the principal
at C.O.I. Consulting, LLC, an intellectual property, licensing and digital
media consulting firm. Amilcar Priestly is a graduate of Swarthmore College
and Brooklyn Law School.

For more information, go to www.afrolatinoproject.org and
www.facebook.com/TheAfrolatinoProject.

For the original report go to
http://www.insightnews.com/afrodescendientes/13013-afrodescendientes-proyecto-afro-latino-creating-a-bridge-for-the-african-american-latino-community-through-digital-technology


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