"Faces of violence. Faces of power in contemporary Peru"
"Black face" has a long history in the Peruvian television, one of the most popular characterization is "El Negro Mama" show, created in the late 90s which was denounced in 2010 to the Court of Media and to the state. As a result, in 2010 the TV channel which broadcasted that character, publicly apologized to Afro-Peruvian People, first sanction of its kind in Peruvian history. In 2013 the Peruvian government ordered the TV channel to pay a fine of $ 27,000.This process was the result of the effective implementation of the Afro-Peruvian Observatory, a repository that has analyzed 11,000 editions of informative material from Peruvian and Latin American mass media.
We will analyze the black face "El Negro Mama" using the following criteria:
animalization, unaesthetic, antisocial behavior, predisposition to the enjoyment and hypersexuality.
The discussion will center on the arguments designed to support the legal action, analyzing the legal and criminal responsibility of individuals and institutions involved: the artists who embody the "black faces"; the media that broadcasts; the advertising companies; and the lack of proper legislation that protects citizens against racists events.
This discussion aims to lay the route for the design of regional mechanisms involving advertisers transnational corporations and generate the harmonization of legislation in the Andean region, taking into account multilateral commitments that are being developed within the framework of the International Decade of People of African Descent of United Nations (2015 to 2025).
She holds an M.F.A in Performance Media and Interactive Arts from Brooklyn College, a B.A in journalism, a post-degree in Political Journalism/ Cultural Analysis and a certification in International Law and in Human Rights (Oxford University, England). She has led over twenty-five human rights projects - harnessing more than three million dollars to improve the quality of life for people in her community. One project included the building of 250 houses for people left homeless after a severe earthquake in Peru. Carrillo also led the first successful lawsuit against the use of black-face on Peruvian television - a case which had national and international precedents.
She led a separate case which resulted in changes to Peruvian law and the official recognition that racist insults are a type of sociological violence. Her latest book, "Faces of Violence, Faces of Power" explores the intersection of racism and sexism in the lives of Afro-Peruvian women.
Carrillo was also facilitator and co-relator of official documents of the World Conference Against Racism of UN (Durban 2001). She rang the bell and was the keynote at the Closing Bell of the NASDAQ for the International Day of Women 2008 and she was the keynote with the actor Richard Gere in the Gala of the International Women Health Coalition. Carrillo also has been recognized as a global advocate by the application Google Earth and by the foundation The Elders, an organization founded by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
As a songwriter and performer she has been featured in the Grammy, Latin Grammy and Independent Music Award winner album "El Orisha de la Rosa” among other Latin Grammy nominees albums.
Carrillo’s body of work is subject of academic studies in universities, and books around the world and has been featured on programs on PBS, CNN, Univision, New York Times, MTV Europe and others.
Carrillo is currently the community organizer of the Queens Museum.