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Celebrate Juneteenth with an empowering talk by Puerto Rican author and “artivist” Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, a leading Afro-Caribbean voice in the fight for a more just and equitable society.

Arroyo Pizarro will speak about Negras—her award-winning short story collection about Black women’s resistance against slavery in Puerto Rico—and share stories of the mentors and experiences that inspired her powerful body of work. 

Spanish-language support will be provided. For more information, call 718.230.2007

Registration required.  The Zoom link will be sent at 10am the day of the program.


Celebre Juneteenth con una charla de empoderamiento de la autora y “artivista” puertorriqueña Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, una de las principales voces afrocaribeñas en la lucha por una sociedad más justa y equitativa.

Arroyo Pizarro hablará de Negras, su premiada colección de relatos cortos sobre la resistencia de las mujeres negras contra la esclavitud en Puerto Rico, y compartirá historias de los mentores y experiencias que inspiraron su poderosa obra. 

Se dará apoyo en español. Para obtener más información, llame al 718.230.2007

Es necesario registrarse.

This program is organized by Words Without Borders in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library’s Outreach Services Department. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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