Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL & IRL Spheres

Zahira Kelly-Cabrera, Janel Martinez, & Alan Pelaez Lopez

Part of the Radical Kinship Series

February 18, 2021

Radical Kinship Series: Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL & IRL Spheres

Event Description

This roundtable discussion looks at Afro-Latinx feminist practices as they play out in online and offline spaces. This roundtable asks: How has social media expanded the ways Black Latinxs see themselves alongside others in the Black diaspora? What might a Black future look like if we merge Afro-Latinx URL with Afro-Latinx IRL spaces? And, who are the Black feminists in Latin America and the Caribbean redefining their own thinking?


Zahira Kelly-Cabrera is an AfroDominicana writer, musician and artist, known for advocating for LatiNegra visibility and rights on social media and for her unfiltered social critique. 

Janel Martinez is an entrepreneur and multimedia journalist. A Honduran-American of Garifuna descent, she is the founder of Ain’t I Latina? an online destination geared toward Afro-Latinas. 

Moderator: Alan Pelaez Lopez is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley, as well as an Afro-Indigenous poet and artist from a coastal Zapotec community in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.


Presented by the Center for Race and Gender and co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Multicultural Community Center, the Womxn of Color Initiative, the Graduate Women’s Project, and the Berkeley Center for New Media at UC Berkeley.