Every Day Is Black Heritage Month: A Conversation Between Yvette Modestin and Tianna S. Paschel

  • Yvette Modestin
  • Tianna S. Paschel
Part of the Afro-Latin@ Diasporas book series (ALD)


This essay features commentary from Boston-based Afro-Panamanian activist, Yvette Modestín, about her experiences as an Afro-Latina immigrant to the USA and her organizing with Red de Mujeres Afro-Latinoamericanas, Afro-Caribeñas, y Diáspora and Encuentro Diaspora Afro. Tianna Paschel integrates her own analysis and provides context for her conversation with Yvette Modestín. This essay also calls attention to the gendered dynamics of political organizing in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latino communities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvette Modestin
    • 1
  • Tianna S. Paschel
    • 2
  1. 1.Yvette Modestin, Founder/Executive Director of Encuentro Diaspora Afro and Diaspora Coordinator to the Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribenas y de la Diaspora, BostonMAUSA
  2. 2.Tianna Paschel—University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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