New York, NY
Von Diaz is a Colorlines reporter and multimedia producer, as well as an editor for Feet in Two Worlds, which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the Web. Von focuses her reporting on immigration, Latino arts and culture, LGBT issues and food. Her work has been featured on PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, WNYC, and Feet in Two Worlds. In 2011 she won an Ippie Award for her multi-media story on homeless, gay immigrant youth in New York.
In addition to reporting she has also worked in communications for El Museo del Barrio, a Latino museum and cultural institution; and Spark, a San Francisco-based youth mentorship program. She also dedicates her time to a number of youth empowerment causes, and serves on Board of Fundación ALMA, a Colombian music and art education program, and is the chair of the Advisory Board for Media Masters Alliance, a New York LGBTQA media literacy and mentorship program.
Von holds a dual M.A. in Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Agnes Scott College. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and grew up in Atlanta, Ga.
by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 11:45AM
Another bad week in reproductive health rights.
by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 1:30AM
Glenn Burke paved the way for many of today’s LGBTQ athletes to come out of the closet.
by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 4:39PM
The minimum wage increase is no distraction to some immigration reform advocates.
by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 9:05AM
Kevin Truong has photographed 373 men for The Gay Men Project.
by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 2:53PM
After numerous campaigns, and consistent denial of the charges against him, the 68-year-old is now free.
by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 1:17PM
The controversial bill expands existing Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.
by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 8:30AM
The new ‘I Can’t Wait’ nationwide campaign collects and shares stories from those most affected by the ongoing U.S. housing crisis.
by Von Diaz on December 2 2013, 7:00AM
A new documentary by first-time filmmaker Laura Checkoway gives a gritty and provactive portrait of one woman’s survival story.
by Von Diaz on November 27 2013, 10:15AM
Consider this new book among your holiday gift ideas.
A growing number of big-box stores are open on Thanksgiving. Find who’s open—and who’s doing the work.
by Von Diaz on November 26 2013, 3:22PM
Pimprae Hiranprueck inserts herself into family photographs and landscapes of her home country in her ‘Intersecting the Parallels’ project.
by Von Diaz on November 25 2013, 4:05PM
Three young women locked themselves to the facility gates today on behalf of three individuals currently detained there.
by Von Diaz on November 25 2013, 10:42AM
Their message: keep our families together.