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 November 6 2013, 2:21PM
Eight people have been killed by border agents in rock-throwing incidents since 2010.
by Von Diaz on November 5 2013, 4:18PM
Yes, that’s right—rape-resistant underwear.
by Von Diaz on November 5 2013, 10:13AM
The upcoming film about the influential civil rights leader is set for release in April 2014.
by Von Diaz on November 1 2013, 2:19PM
A federal appeals court voted to reverse last week’s decision to block certain portions of the controversial new Texas abortion law.
by Von Diaz on October 31 2013, 3:18PM
Starting November 12 undocumented immigrants can begin applying for licenses.
by Von Diaz on October 31 2013, 10:51AM
Craig S. Wilder’s new book ‘Ebony & Ivy’ looks closely at the connections between the Atlantic slave trade and universities including Harvard, Brown, and Yale.
by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 2:33PM
A coalition of civil rights groups declared victory yesterday after two years of battling an immigration law criticized for being excessive and leading to racial profiling.
by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 11:51AM
More than 100 Brown students demanded Commissioner Kelly end the controversial NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic during a scheduled talk.
by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 7:00AM
Thirty five years after affirmative action, the number of women in construction remains flat. A travelling exhbition about the field’s sexism, racism—and physical danger—points to why those numbers remain so low.
by Von Diaz on October 29 2013, 4:10PM
The 13-year-old was shot dead by police last week while walking home from school.
by Von Diaz on October 29 2013, 12:27PM
Young women in Philadelphia share their experiences with street harassment, some even being followed to school by strangers.
by Von Diaz on October 28 2013, 2:15PM
Residents and local government in Leith, N.D., are taking legal measures to stop Craig Cobb from building a white power enclave in their town.
by Von Diaz on October 25 2013, 2:01PM
Out of a list of the ‘Silicon Alley 100,’ a scant few are people of color or women.
by Von Diaz on October 25 2013, 11:16AM
Filmmaker Chase Simmons is joined by writers and men featured in his documentary ‘Dear Dad’ about the challenges of coming out for black men.