Combatiendo anti-Negritud en comunidades Latinx/e


After National Latina Institute  For Reproductive Justice “State of the Latina: Virtual Meeting on April 22, 2021, , they are engaging folks more deeply on anti-Blackness in our Latinx/e communities.

Join us for our second part of State of Latinas 2021, which will take place on Thursday, May 20th 6 PM to 7:30 PM.

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This 90 minute session is made up of 3 parts:

  • Deep dive into history of Latinidad, anti-Blackness, and Haiti, by Rebekah Antoine;
  • Panel discussion hosted by #SSF Alumnae Omilani of LatiNegras and SSF Founder & Creative Director Deborah Magdalena
  • Affinity spaces for conversation, learning and healing. There will be a Black only space held by Carmen of Southern Birth Justice Network and a non-Black space of discussion and reflection.
  • With moments of music and celebration throughout.

Interpretation in English, Spanish and Haitian Kreyol will be provided.



Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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