Congratulations to Dr. Anaida Colon-Muniz for receiving the 2016 “Community Service” Award from the International Society of Black Latinos (ISBL).
The International Society of Black Latinos started with a group of close friends in Los Angeles who bonded over their experiences as Latinos of African descent in the U.S. Though they came from different countries, they were bound by their cultural similarities and the many anecdotes they shared that highlighted just how invisible the Afro-Latino community is in the United States and abroad. The mission of the International Society of Black Latinos is to educate the local and broader communities of the existence of Afro-Latinos and the influence that the African Diaspora has had and continues to have on the Latin cultures around the world. ISBL is an organization made up of Afro-Latinos and others who support the group’s vision and mission.
Dr. Colon-Muniz was nominated for this award because of her special service to make a difference in the many lives of the people who she has impacted through her work. The past honorees for this award include, Manny Mota (L.A. Dodgers Coach and Former Major League Baseball Player), Carlos Alvarez (Host, “En La Mañana” show in Super Estrella 107.1), Lili Bernard (Visual Artist and Actor), D. Chann Berry (Director/Producer), Andrea Berry (Sr. V.P., Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Engineering and Operations), and Irma Peñalver (Fashion Designer for Cuban Pop Icon & Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz).
Anaida will be inducted into one of 4 categories at ISBL’s “2nd Annual Afro-Latinos: Journey through the Americas and Caribbean Musical and Awards Ceremony,” to be held at The Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Hollywood, California, on Saturday evening September 24, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. View Flyer for More Information
Congratulations to Dr. Anaida Colon-Muniz as your professional presence and commitment to helping unite our communities is deeply appreciated. We respect your professional accomplishments and acknowledge your work in community service.
Vision Statement of The International Society of Black Latinos:
To create awareness of the existence of people who are of Afro-Latino heritage by honoring our rich and diverse cultures.