Monday, September 2, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

En Boston: Felicidad Mujeres Afrodescendientes del Caribe, Latinoamérica y la diaspora




Today we stand-in celebration of all the women from the diaspora who led the struggle to celebrate this day,
This day comes with so much history of being marginalized and feeling silent and invisible to the world around us, 
The silence has made us grow to empower the next generation and future generations,
 To realize that they have a seat in society and will not be silent anymore.

I know who I am,
And I know I bring history as do all of you, 
Of the strength of womanhood, community, Madre, Tia hermana y Amiga,

Our activism is compiled in the strength to organize our community resources in unconventional ways that is not customary to some societies,
 But is done as many say Chicharron Style.
And guess what?
It is okay do things chicharron style,
Con unos pedacitos de yuca too 
Because that is who we are

Women play such a pivotal role in our community,
Because they are the cultivator of our culture and history
Yes, we are known for music, dancing, and cooking,

But what many do not know
We carry a social change spirit that shines on people like you and me,
Who are becoming the change-makers 
That is not by accident,
But of the circumstances,
That have driven us to say,
SILENT NO MORE por somos valientes y luchadoras

As we commemorate this day in Boston 
We extend to our hermanas,
That we are here and here to do bigger and better things
So watch out world, ya  hemos rompido las cadenas.
Gracias a nuestra hermana ancestrales,
Thank you to our ancestors, who have made the way
Thank you to the city of Boston for honoring this day

Felicidad Mujeres Afrodescendientes del Caribe, Latinoamérica  y la diaspora

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I AM AFRO LATINA

"We are just a vibrant rainbow and other seem to forget that view....... The Diaspora, I am wise of my historical perspective. @queen_atabex #TheAstistHustle #AfroBoricua


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Epsy Campbell Anunció No Machista


Buenas Noticias para el Mes Internaciónal de la Mujer la vicepresidente de Costa Rica Epsy Campbell anunció estrategias para la promoción de una cultural institucional No Machista. #mesdelamujer #epsycampbell #feminista

Good News for International Women's Month Costa Rica Vice President Epsy Campbell announced strategies for the promotion of an institutional culture No Machista.

https://www.essence.com/news/politics/epsy-alejandra-campbell-barr-costa-rica-first-black-vice-president/

Washington Post


Monday, January 28, 2019

¿Conoces a Sendy Vaughn Suazo, la creador de Afro Latino Mundo?




Sendy Vaughn Suazo

Sendy Vaughn Suazo es un inmigrante de primera generación a los Estados Unidos de América. A temprana edad, se dio cuenta de que había una desigualdad de oportunidades para los niños en familias como la de ella y dedicó su vida a encontrar más recursos para su comunidad a través de la organización comunitaria, el desarrollo de políticas, la política y la educación. A través de un programa de becas con la Fundación Reebok y una campaña en Derechos Humanos, a la edad de 13 años, viajó a Rusia para recibir un premio internacional de cine y video por su película Stop the Violence and Teen Pregnancy. Sendy ha trabajado en diferentes medios con organizaciones afrodescendientes en Honduras para apoyarlos. Ella creó su perfil de análisis FODA para el apoyo internacional y local. Ha investigado el impacto educativo del transnacionalismo entre garinagu (garifunas) y afrodescendientes de América Central. Actualmente está trabajando en un censo nacional de los garinagu y afrodescendientes de América Latina y el Caribe que viven en los Estados Unidos.

 Su enfoque se basa en la investigación basada en la comunidad que investiga cómo el transnacionalismo impacta los resultados en las comunidades garífuna y afrodescendiente de América Central y el Caribe. A través de foros comunitarios, su estudio basado en la comunidad apunta a que los miembros de la comunidad obtengan una mejor comprensión de una variedad de preguntas que desean responder a través de los esfuerzos de base. Estas preguntas se agudizaron en 2014 cuando los miembros de estas comunidades, a veces familias enteras, huían de América Central, específicamente de Honduras y Guatemala, debido al crimen organizado, el desempleo y el desplazamiento de las micro explotaciones agrícolas. Los miembros de estas comunidades pudieron luego utilizar los datos del estudio para crear foros comunitarios en los Estados Unidos y América Central.


Sendy Vaughn Suazo is a first-generation immigrant to the United States of America. At an early age, she realized that there was an inequality of opportunities for children in families like hers and dedicated her life to finding more resources for her community through community organizing, policy development, politics, and education. Through a fellowship program with the Reebok Foundation and campaign in Human Rights, at the age of 13, she traveled to Russia to receive an International Film and Video award for her film Stop the Violence and Teen Pregnancy. Sendy has worked in different mediums with Afro-descendant organizations in Honduras to support them. She created their SWOT analysis profile for international and local support. She has researched the Educational Impact of Transnationalism among Garinagu (Garifunas) and Afrodescendants of Central America. She is currently working on a national census of the Garinagu and Afrodescendants of Latin America and the Caribbean living in the United States.

 Her focus is base on community-based research investigates how transnationalism impacts outcomes in the Garifuna and Afro-descendant communities of Central America and the Caribbean. Through community forums, her community-based study aims for the community members to gain a better understanding of a variety of questions they want to answer through grassroots efforts. These questions became acute in 2014 when members from these communities, sometimes entire families, were fleeing out of Central America–specifically from Honduras and Guatemala–because of organized crime, unemployment, and micro farmland displacement. Members of these communities were then able to use the study’s data to create community forums in the United States and Central America.