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Thursday, April 6 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Afro-Latinas in Social Media: A Conversation on Identity, Influence & Impact

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While American Latinos are at the center of many national conversations and are an obvious force in the digital space, Afro-Latinas are never fully seen with their whole identities. In social media, this means that they are either acknowledge as Latinas or as Afro-Descendants, not as a part of a fragment [niche] within a whole [niche] identity that cannot exist without both of the cultural elements of their identities.

This panel discussion lead by a group of Afro-Latinas influencers will touch on the issues of identity and how important it is to not only self identify as Latinas, but as Afro-Latinas to highlight the uniqueness of our experiences. By examining the diversity of work done by Afro-Latinas in the space, they will discuss the impact they have on bringing light to a population that is otherwise ignored and blended into the groups they seemingly fit into.

 As a part of the conversation, panelists will highlight the real impact of Afro-Latinas in Social Media: representing with diverse stories and experiences while being powerful business women that can go from fashion, entertainment and beauty to advocacy, activism and cultural education. All of that, backed with statistics that prove Afro-Latinas are a niche that has the duality to appeal to a broader audience and truly a force to be reckoned with.

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Daily Baez

When it comes to being an Afro-Latina, Daily has faced first hand, the challenges of being Black, Latina, and an immigrant. Afro-Latina was a word Daily never heard of before and was introduced to her when she joined social media. As Daily explored a different world in the United... Read More →
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Bren Herrera

Flanboyant Eats
Bren Herrera is multifaceted artist working in the culinary, fashion and music industries. Being driven in so many directions and having deep rooted passion for the arts, Bren explored the path to prominence in all three genres. As the owner and editor of Flanboyant Eats™, a culinary... Read More →
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Rocio Mora

Content creator and social media influencer, Risas Rizos
Rocio Mora is the content creator and digital influencer behind RisasRizos. Her YouTube channel highlights the importance of embracing naturally curly hair and focuses on proper curl care for multiple generations. Her bilingual platforms have gained rapid recognition and reached more... Read More →
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Dania Peguero

Dania Peguero, LMSW, Ed.S., Social Worker, Blogger, Body Image Activist, and Author is Co-Founder of the Black Latina Negra Bella campaign. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Northeast. Ms. Peguero identifies as an Afro-Dominicana. Dania is a professional bilingual... Read More →
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Sili Recio

My Mamihood
Sili Recio is the Afro Dominican and chief executive Mami behind My Mamihood. An activist in her own right, Sili is the founder of "Our Digital Disruption" O.D.D was created after the November 8th election as a reaction to agencies, brands, and influencers who refuse to invest in... Read More →
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Dania Santana

Embracing Diversity
As a multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion expert, who raises cultural awareness to create social change, Dania helps parents and children understand and embrace multiculturalism and diversity as a way of creating a peaceful and harmonious society without having to give up their... Read More →

Thursday April 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
JW Marriott Marquis, 3rd Floor, (MET 4)