The Afro Puerto Rican writer Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, author of Negras (2012), Pelo bueno (2018), Afrofeministamente (2020), among other internationally recognized books, shares about her project Cátedra de Mujeres Negras Ancestrales. Through Cátedra, women, and stories of Black marronage are visible, contributing to the reparation, healing, and Afro Puerto Rican contemporary emancipation. Arroyo-Pizarro will share fragments of the books produced under the Cátedra, and will provide a space for emancipatory writing among the attendees to the Virtual Latinx Speaker Series 2021.
About Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro:
Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro is an award-winning Puerto Rican novelist, short story writer and essayist. Arroyo frequently writes about LGBT issues in her work and has participated with other writers and activists in the LGBTQIA+ and African-descent communities in conferences and symposia held in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela. Arroyo Pizarro has been published in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Guatemala, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Denmark, Hungary, and France.
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