¡Atrévete! I Colors of Cafecito: The Diversity of Latinidad | September 28

This event is part of GA's Latinx Heritage Month: ¡Atrévete!

A month-long fiesta to showcase Hispanic and Latinx communities and celebrating the positive impact that they have made on modern US history. And, for the first time, General Assembly will offer our award-winning tech workshops en Español, taught by Latinx leaders!

Check out the full schedule here!

The U.S. Hispanic/Latino population is complex. Some of us identify as Latinx, Latino/a, Hispanic, Tejano, Nuyorican, Afro-Cuban, Mexican-American, Quisqueyano, Chicana, among many other terms.

According to the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, our Latinx community represent over 27 countries of origin. Some speak Spanish, some of are immigrants, some are Latinx but not hispanic, some are second and third generations, and do not speak Spanish.. and this intricacy is best understood as intersectionality. Intersectionality is the way all of our multiple identities or diversity dimensions intersect. The consideration of intersectionality allows for awareness in not considering groups singularly but in various classes and as individuals.

This event will be a carrousel of Latinx stories, sharing the perspectives of different members of our community that often hear phrases like: You Don’t Look Latina!, Oh! I didn't think you were [insert nationality], you don't look it, and other experiences of colorism or marginalization within our own communities.

About the Instructor

Priscilla Castro Photo

Director of Digital Content, #WeAllGrow Latina

Priscilla Castro has created digital content and strategies for brands like PLANOLY, Fashion Scholarship Fund, HOKA ONE ONE, Create & Cultivate, BeautyCon, and many others. Priscilla is currently the Director of Digital Content for #WeAllGrow Latina. With 8 years working in the digital space, Priscilla has witnessed the ever-changing landscape of digital and has taken note of how brands and content creators can maximize their use of social and editorial media through unique, valuable, and strategic content.

Samuel Colón Photo

Accounts Payable & Procurement Senior Manager, General Assembly

Samuel (He/Him) is a Finance professional who has worked at GA for almost 5 years helping to manage & track all company expenses, while improving processes and workflows where he can. Before GA, Samuel spent over 10 years in the fashion/luxury industry (Diane Von Furstenberg and Frette) and 5 years at law firms (Greenberg Traurig, Milberg Weiss) on their respective Finance/Accounting Teams. Samuel is extremely passionate about DEI and is one of the founding members of GA's Inclusion Committee. He also is currently on the Leadership Board of GA's LGBTQQIA+ ERG. Samuel is a proud Afro-Latinx NYC native, where he currently resides.

Tonatiuh Ramos Photo

Co-Chair, Dreamers in Tech

Tonatiuh Ramos is a website designer and developer consultant and Co-chair of Dreamers in Tech. Pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering and completing a software engineering immerse program, Tonatiuh’s passion for technology and community building now intersect. He is working toward connecting undocumented individuals and allies in the tech industry to build connections, empower each other, and increase passion and achievement of careers in tech. As a consultant, he seeks to bring technology and digital design resources to Non-profits and local businesses.

Guesnerth Josue Perea Photo

Interim Director, afrolatin@ forum

Guesnerth Josué Perea is the Interim Director of the afrolatin@ forum and a recipient of the Rising Leaders Fellowship. He has written and discussed AfroLatinidad extensively throughout his career and his research on Afro-Colombianidad has been part of various publications including Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora and the Journal for Colombian Studies. Josué was named by the newspaper amNewYork as one of five Colombians "making a mark" in New York City. Josue holds a MA in Theology from Alliance Theological Seminary, and BA in Latin American History from the City College of New York.

Stephanie Chasi Photo

Publicist, People en Español

Stephanie is a bilingual communications expert with 4+ years of experience in Public Relations and event planning where she has executed award-winning multicultural campaigns and events. By utilizing her knowledge of the multicultural audience and Spanish writing skills, she has helped create culturally relevant programs that have resulted in meaningful conversation across target consumers, top media publications and social media platforms.

Stephanie is currently a Publicist for People en Español and People Chica, where she leads the PR strategy for their print and digital issues, along with virtual and in-person events including People en Español’s annual Poderosas and Festival en Casa.

Stephanie is Ecuadorian and currently lives in NJ. When she is not working to build brands, you can find her volunteering for an educational program named ‘Aprendiendo De Mi Ecuador’, whose mission is to educate Ecuadorian children in NY about their Ecuadorian heritage.

About Our Partners

WEALLGROW LATINA is a digital and IRL community of thriving Latina creators, makers, and entrepreneurs who support and uplift each other. We stand strong in our mission of elevating the voices and stories of Latinas via the power of community through gatherings, culturally relevant content, and tools to increase visibility and grow our social and economic power.

The afrolatin@ forum raises awareness of Latin@s of African descent in the United States. We advance the visibility of Black Latin@s through dialogue and action and promote an understanding of the afrolatin@ experience. The emphasis is guided by a transnational perspective that recognizes the centrality of race in today’s global reality and the struggle for social justice.

  • September 28, 2021 at 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Angela Chen