AfroLatinas in Washington, D.C.

Mt. Pleasant Library

AfroLatinas in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, 6 p.m.

In celebration of Black History Month, Mt. Pleasant Library is honored to host a panel discussion on AfroLatinas in D.C. This panel discussion will focus on contributions and efforts from AfroLatinas, using Casilda Luna as a reference point to what has been accomplished, and the needs and opportunities for AfroLatinas. We are looking to specifically emphasize areas of public health, representation, gender inequalities and intersectional AfroLatina issues in the diaspora.

Speakers/Panelists:
Tonija Hope Navas, Director of Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center 
Dr. Aisha Cort, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Howard University

Alicia Sanchez Gill, Executive Director at Collective Action for Safe Spaces
Johanna Figuera, History and Math Teacher at Washington Latin Public Charter School
Evette Hernandez, Director of Midwifery at Mary’s Center

Moderated by 

Rosalyn Lake Montero, Spanish Teacher at Seed School of Washington 
Johanna Figueroa Camilo, History and Math Teacher at Washington Latin Public Charter School