The Uniter

Women’s History Month: Yvette Modestin- PANAMA

Born in Colon Panama, Yvette Modestin is a writer and an activist who focuses on AfroLatino issues. She is the founder of Encuentro Diaspora in Boston Massachusetts which empowers young women of African descent to greatness and an understanding of cultures of the African diaspora. She has been deemed the “uniter” for African Americans and Latinos to come together by the Boston Globe. Modestin is also in charge of Proyecto, Yo Soy Colon which empowers her home community, Red de Mujeres Afro, and she is a member of the Grupo Poesia Colonense Contemporanea. She is recognized for being a contributing author to the book: Women Warriors of the Afro Latina Diaspora.



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