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Recap AfroLatinidad 2023

Updated: Jul 27, 2023



Recap of AfroLatinidad 2023!


Full recap of the fourth annual Afrolatinidad: Vibras de la Diaspora, a collaboration between LatinoLEAD, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and BORIKEN Cultural Center. This years event was hosted at the the Minneapolis Institute of Art on July 15, 2023.


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AfroLatinidad 2023, held at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, was a monumental success! As photos, videos, and commendations continue to flood in from community leaders, let's delve into what made this day so remarkable:

  • Community-led Collaboration: This community-focused celebration was made possible through a meaningful collaboration between LatinoLEAD, Boriken Cultural Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, along with a host of other Latinx cultural organizations.

  • Inclusive Space: The event was intentionally designed as a diasporic, pan-African, and Latinx, multilingual, and multicultural space, radiating pride and solidarity.

  • Institutional Access: The event opened up traditionally challenging-to-access institutions, inviting our communities to engage as partners.

  • Re-Vision Exhibit Connection: The celebration was strategically linked with the Re-Vision Exhibit, mutually providing rich context.

  • Immersive Experience: The day was planned to provide a relaxed immersive environment, encouraging attendees of all ages to embrace and learn through culture.

  • "Pelo Bueno" Reading and Tutorial: To seamlessly connect the ancestral with the contemporary, a reading from "Pelo Bueno" and a head wrap tutorial were facilitated. Scholar and activist Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro highlighted the significance of Minnesota's CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair).

  • AfroLatinx Authors' Connection: Afrolatinx authors, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro and Pamela Mercado Michelli, were brought into the spotlight. Their books are now available for purchase at the MIA's shop.

Relive the magic of AfroLatinidad 2023 through our gallery and stay tuned for more events that celebrate and uplift our community.


Make a donation to help support LatinoLEAD programming like AfroLatinindad and other Elevate Inspire Monthly Series events!




Food Vendors

Performers and Dancers

Featured Authors

  • Pamela Mercado-Michelli

  • Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro

Turbante/Head Wrap Tutorial

  • Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro presents an inclusive and antiracist call to action

Guided Art Tour by the MIA

  • Featuring ReVisión: Art in the Americas


AfroLatinidad 2023 Itinerary


• 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Opening Act & Welcome • 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM: Afrolatinx Storytime at the Wellsfargo Community room • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Guided Art Tour of ReVisión: Art in the Americas • 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM: Head Wrap Tutorial • 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM: Afrolatinx Music and Dance Program



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