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 15 2013, 11:49AM
A new film directed by Frances Negrón-Muntaner tells the story the activists who made the 2012 Transgender Equal Rights Bill possible.
by Von Diaz on November 14 2013, 3:37PM
The Puerto Rican group rails against government spying on their new track.
by Von Diaz on November 13 2013, 12:41PM
This new film follows five queer women of color on a nationwide poetry tour. Coming soon!
by Von Diaz on November 13 2013, 11:39AM
Poet and activist Sy Stokes says, ‘This school is not diverse because you put it on a pamphlet.’
by Von Diaz on November 12 2013, 4:37PM
Despite public outcry, parade organizers voted Monday to block LGBT groups from walking in the 2014 parade.
by Von Diaz on November 12 2013, 2:40PM
Gutierrez says, ‘There’s much more the President can do about deportations.’
by Von Diaz on November 12 2013, 11:56AM
The act is meant to ensure equal pay provisions, standards around sexual harassment, and protections for survivors of domestic violence.
by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 1:17PM
Congress is currently considering legislation that would expand protections for states seeking to decriminalize marijuana.
by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 10:59AM
The film premiers November 11 at John Jay College.
by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 10:03AM
The former head of business development at FourSquare now has his sights set on increasing diversity in the tech sector.
by Von Diaz on November 8 2013, 11:27AM
The 61-year-old NYPD traffic cop has been directing cars with her dance moves for 33 years.
by Von Diaz on November 8 2013, 9:24AM
The number of unaccompanied immigrant minors in the U.S. has tripled in the last five years under a broken immigration system.