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Concert, workshop at CLC address racism

as Cafeteras group musicians from East Los Angeles will perform then conduct an interactive workshop racism Nov. 5 College Lake

as Cafeteras, a group of musicians from East Los Angeles, will perform and then conduct an interactive workshop on racism Nov. 5 at the College of Lake County in Grayslake. |Photo submitted.

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Updated: December 1, 2013 7:12AM



GRAYSLAKE — Las Cafeteras, a group of musicians from East Los Angeles, will perform and then conduct an interactive workshop on racism Nov. 5 at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St.

The group’s music fuses traditional and modern beats with timely stories from East LA’s streets. Known for its energetic bilingual performances, the group combines Afro-Mexican (Son Jarocho), hip hop, folk, Native American sounds and other styles with a community-focused message.

The workshop helps break down stereotypes by using “conscious comedy” to engage students and staff in new conversations about race, identity and privilege.

Through videos, break-out discussions and honest conversations, students will be given social tools to deconstruct interpersonal, as well as institutional patterns of oppression, to heal and proactively address concerns as young agents of change.

The musical performance from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is free and open to the public. From 1:30-3 p.m., Las Cafeteras will conduct a racism workshop called “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!” in Room C003.

The events are sponsored by the CLC Diversity Commission, the Multicultural Student Center and Social Sciences division.

For more information, call (847) 543-2595 or jnieto1@clcillinois.edu.



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