Von Diaz

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 mus

Watch Janet Mock and Laverne Cox Talk about 'Redefining Realness'

by Von Diaz on Mar 11, 2014 7:13PM

Tonight's conversation at NYU will be live streamed!

Topics: /NOW, Gender & Sexuality, Arts & Culture

Studies Point to 'Access to Justice Gap' Among Low-Income and Immigrant Communities

by Von Diaz on Mar 11, 2014 3:41PM

A new 'Justice Index' shows states in the South and Midwest are sorely lacking in access to civil legal counsel.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

by Von Diaz on Mar 11, 2014 12:16PM

More than half of those currently incarcerated are there because of drug offenses.

Topics: /NOW, Drug War, Criminal Justice

Gawker Compares New Dating Service to 'Comfort Women'

by Von Diaz on Mar 11, 2014 11:18AM

The joke didn't go over so well.

Topics: /NOW, Media

Watch the Latest Episode of the Black Girls CODE Web Documentary

by Von Diaz on Mar 11, 2014 9:54AM

Meet the future of tech!

Topics: /NOW, Youth and Race, Technology, Schools & Youth

Suicide Crisis Continues Among Native Youth on Reservations

by Von Diaz on Mar 10, 2014 3:50PM

Native youth are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than any other group.

Topics: /NOW, Youth and Race

Ann Coulter Suggests Creating 'Death Squads' if Immigration Reform Passes

by Von Diaz on Mar 10, 2014 12:29PM

At the recent CPAC convention, Coulter makes several outrageous comments about immigrants and those who support immigration reform.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration Reform, Politics

New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit's Arab-American Community

by Von Diaz on Mar 10, 2014 9:51AM

Rola Nashef's film 'Detroit Unleaded' is now available for download and on DVD.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Kumbia Queers Launch U.S. Tour

by Von Diaz on Mar 7, 2014 1:40PM

The innovative all-woman Latin American band transgresses social, cultural, and gender norms with their unique 'tropi punk.'

Topics: /NOW, Gender & Sexuality

Last Abortion Clinic in the Rio Grande Valley Shuttered

by Von Diaz on Mar 7, 2014 11:45AM

Another bad week in reproductive health rights.

Topics: /NOW, War on Women