Guest Speakers

Selma Moreira

October 21, 2021, 6:00pm

•Executive Director of Baobá –Racial Equity Fund (The first and only fund dedicated exclusively to the promotion of racial equity for the black population in Brazil.) •Member of the Advisory Council of the Coca-Cola Institute in Brazil and of  Greenpeace Brazil General Assembly. 

Cocco Zárate

October 14, 2021, 6:00pm

•Born and raised in the Costa Chica area of the state of Guerrero Mexico, from Afro-Mexican parents.  •Owns Che’z Cocco Restaurant •Studied fine arts at OCC in Orange County•Well-known artist in the Hispanic community•Former Director of the Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana CA.•Now living in Tulum Mexico•

Josefina Klinger

October 7, 2021, 6:00pm

•Social activist in Nuquí, Chocó for more than 30 years; For fifteen (15) years••Created the Mano Cambiada Corporation that promotes local development through a self-management model, using ecotourism as a strategy.

Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebrón

September 30, 2021, 6:00pm

•Afro-Puerto Rican Writer • Artivist • Communications and Creative Strategist • Founding editor of Revista étnica, the first magazine and multimedia platform dedicated to afrolatinxs in Puerto Rico. • Member of Colectivo Ilé, El Ancón • Spoken Word and Hip Hop Group Afroversiva.

Quince Dunan

September 23, 2021, 6:00pm

Author of his latest book is the collection of stories named De Maíz y de Barro, dedicated to the Costa Rican indigenous population. • Duncan has both the Editorial Costa Rica award and the Aquileo J. Echeverría national award for his novel Final de Calle, (1978/1979). • His latest book is the collection of stories named De Maíz y de Barro, dedicated to the Costa Rican indigenous population. • His first book in Spanish: a collection of short stories entitled “Una Canción en la Madrugada” (A song at Dawn). • In 1969 he had published an essay on “The birth of a new Costa Rican”

Alex Rocha

September 15, 2021, 6:00pm

• Alex was born in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. • He is an English teacher and a tour guide. • He runs a tour company, which is a family business called Experience Real Cartagena that focuses on Afro-Colombian history and we also lead Afro-Colombian cultural experiences that highlights our people, music, customs and beliefs.

Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros

March 25, 6:00pm EST

Activist/Teacher, PhD Candidate, Brazil

Adriana Heredia

March 24, 6:00pm EST

Founder, Beyond Roots, Cuba

Chabela Ramírez

March 23, 6:00pm EST

Renowned Vocalist, Casa de la Cultura, Uruguay

Audrey Flores

March 22, 6:00pm EST

Director, Garifuna Cultural Center, Honduras