Ain’t I Latina? is excited to announce our partnership with cool co-working space AlleyNYC in hosting “Social Media and the Afro-Latina Narrative.” Held on Wednesday, February, 24, at 6:30pm, the panel discussion is designed to address how social media has provided a digital space for Afro-Latinas to declare, celebrate and document our narratives. This social media engagement and activism has ignited meaningful conversations and mobilization both in-person and online, as well as national and international coverage.
Moderated by AIL founder Janel Martinez, our dynamic panel includes:
Amanda Alcantara (@radicallatina) – writer, multimedia journalist and activist. She is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of La Galería Magazine, a magazine for Dominicans in the Diaspora, and author of the blog Radical Latina.
Jamila Aisha Brown (@MsJamilaAisha) – digital strategist, writer and social entrepreneur who specializes in domestic and international advocacy campaigns. As The Opportunity Agenda’s Digital Communications Strategist, she leads the development and implementation of all online platforms and social media outreach and engagement strategies.
Juliana Pache (@thecityofjules) – singer, writer and marketer. The Afro-Cuban/Dominican, from Queens, NY, founded “Pussy Power,” an intersectional feminist organization based in Philly (now dismantled). She created the #BlackLatinxHistory hashtag to highlight Afro-Latinx contributions during Black History Month.
Raquel Reichard (@RaquelReichard) – politics & culture editor at Latina magazine and Latina.com, where she covers identity, cultura and justice through a working-class Latina feminist lens. Her work has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Independent, Mic and Cosmopolitan, among other publications.
We hope to see you there!