Author: Von Diaz

Bio: Von Diaz is a writer and radio producer based in New York City. She is a self-taught cook who explores Puerto Rican food, culture, and identity through memoir and multimedia. Her work has been featured on NPR, American Public Media, StoryCorps, WNYC, PRI’s The World, BuzzFeed, Colorlines, and Feet in 2 Worlds. Von has an M.A. in journalism and Latin American and Caribbean studies from New York University. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, she earned a B.A. in Women’s Studies and focused her research on women in Latin America. She is a currently a producer at StoryCorps, and previously worked in community advocacy and communications for nonprofits focused on women, children, art, and Latino culture.


How Immigration Reform Could Address Violence Against Immigrant Women

Posted on: 15 Oct 2013

Von Diaz reports for Colorlines on high levels of domestic violence among immigrant women.

Out of the Darkness: One Gay Couple’s Battle Through a Dismal Immigration Era

Posted on: 30 Sep 2013

Von Diaz reports for BuzzFeed on the experiences of a gay Latino couple as they struggled to stay together over two decades.

Immigration Documentary Series Premiers at NY Film Festival

Posted on: 27 Sep 2013

Filmakers Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson will premier nine documentaries that trace the last decade of immigration reform efforts.

Vast Trove of Photographs Tells the Story of Latinos in New York City

Posted on: 24 Sep 2013

El Diario La Prensa will display images from its photographic archives beginning this month in partnership with Columbia University.

Cracks Starting to Show in DACA Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Posted on: 18 Sep 2013

Von Diaz reports for Colorlines on the experiences of three young immigrants and the deferred action program.

A First for New York – Mexican-American Headed to City Council

Posted on: 13 Sep 2013

Carlos Menchaca made history this week, beating incumbent Sara González.

Could Voters in a Heavily Hispanic District Elect the First Arab-American to the New York City Council?

Posted on: 09 Sep 2013

Zead Ramadan could make history, but is considered an underdog in the race in upper Manhattan.

DREAM Act Timeline Tracks Immigration Reform Progress and Activism

Posted on: 10 Aug 2013

A new interactive timeline charts the history of the DREAM Act.

New Filipina Talk Show Airs in October

Posted on: 01 Aug 2013

After years of planning, The FilAm founder Cristina DC Pastor is launching a Filipina version of “The View.”

Guide Offers Summer Tour of New York Ethnic Foods, All on a Budget

Posted on: 23 Jul 2013

A new Real Cheap Eats guide recommends the best international food in New York for $10 or less.