On Saturday, April 23, 2016, I will be participating in a special NYC afternoon panel, Unapologetically Black: An Intergenerational Conversation on Race & Afro-Boricua Identity, at the #PuertoRicoPuertoRicans Diaspora Summit (4/22 – 4/23) hosted by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College, CUNY.
I am proud to share the panel with none other than Afro-Latina trailblazer and proud Afro-Boricua, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, President & Founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) based in East Harlem, New York City. CCCADI is a multi-disciplinary center that integrates the arts, education, activism and conscious cultural tourism to foster social transformation. Our moderator is Elizabeth Yeampierre, a nationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry. She is the Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization.
The 2-day conference will feature policy makers, scholars, religious and community leaders, social media influencers, and many others to discuss important issues such as the current economic crisis in Puerto Rico, as well as how to map out solutions for the future.
To register for the conference, click here.
To register for the Race/Afro Boricuas panel, click here.
Follow the conference highlights at #PuertoRicoPuertoRicans and check out our panel on social media:
Dr. Marta Moreno Vega @CCCADI
Elizabeth Yeampierre, Esq. @yeampierre
We hope to see our East Coast readers at the event for this important discussion!
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