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'

Tonight’s conversation at NYU will be live streamed!

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

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

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

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

Gawker Compares New Dating Service to 'Comfort Women'

The joke didn’t go over so well.

Watch the Latest Episode of the Black Girls CODE Web Documentary

Meet the future of tech!

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

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

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

New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit's Arab-American Community

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

Kumbia Queers Launch U.S. Tour

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

Last Abortion Clinic in the Rio Grande Valley Shuttered

Another bad week in reproductive health rights.

Watch the Trailer for the 'Annie' Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

Yes, it’s absolutely adorable.

Production Begins on New Biopic of First Openly Gay Baseball Player

Glenn Burke paved the way for many of today’s LGBTQ athletes to come out of the closet.

Immigration Activist Disrupts Obama Speech in Connecticut

The minimum wage increase is no distraction to some immigration reform advocates.

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

Among the new restrictions is the ‘heartbeat ban,’ which bans abortions after six weeks.

Artist Kevin Truong Creates 'Visual Catalogue' of Gay Men Across the World

Kevin Truong has photographed 373 men for The Gay Men Project.

Juan Bago and Remezcla Team Up on New Web Series

The new comedy follows the trials of apiring Latino producers.

Former Black Panther Marshall 'Eddie' Conway Released After 44 Years in Prison

After numerous campaigns, and consistent denial of the charges against him, the 68-year-old is now free.

Florida Senate Committee Passes 'Warning Shot Bill' as Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence

The controversial bill expands existing Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

The new ‘I Can’t Wait’ nationwide campaign collects and shares stories from those most affected by the ongoing U.S. housing crisis.

A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

After another challenging year for reproductive rights, many states are looking at fresh battles in 2014.