Event | Lecture

Conciencia-Afro | Media Representation of African people and Afro-Descendants | Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio

March 24th, 2022, 1:30pm EDT/ 6:30pm Madrid
The event will be ONLINE and in SPANISH.

Madrid-based collective Conciencia-Afro offers this Seminar Series to make visible the racial issue of Afro-descendants in Spain, a point of view which has received little attention so far in Spain and needs to be addressed urgently.
More information here.

This session, presented by Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio, is focused on several aspects: from the dehumanization of black bodies in the media to the perception of black people as eternal newcomers.

Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio. Journalist. She has worked as a TV reporter since 2005 for TVE, Antena 3, Telemadrid, Movistar TV and has recorded videos and documentary films in more than 30 countries. Author of Hija del camino (2019) and Las que se atrevieron (2017). Contributor to diverse written media such as El País, where she was columnist for two years. In 2020 she won the Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España (APDHE)’s Communication and Human Rights Prize.

Conciencia Afro was founded in the context of the Festival Afroconciencia 2016, as a group for collective thinking and action with the mission to raise consciousness within the Afro-descendant community in Spain about the need to reclaim participation in political and cultural institutions. From this position, they support independence, creativity, and the promotion of cultural and social entrepreneurs from the community.

This series is produced by the Fundación Rey Juan Carlos of New York University with support from the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Hemispheric Institute, the Center for the Humanities, and the Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora at NYU as well as NYU Madrid.