LATINA HISTORY DAY 2021 SPEAKERS

Denice  Frohman

DAY 1 | March 10

Denice  Frohman is a poet, performer and educator from New York City. A CantoMundo Fellow, she’s received residencies and awards from the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, Leeway Foundation, Millay Colony and Blue Mountain Center. 

 

Her work has appeared in  The New York Times, The BreakBeat Poets: LatiNext, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, ESPNW and elsewhere. A former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, she’s featured on hundreds of stages from The White House to The Apollo, and co-organized #PoetsforPuertoRico. She lives in Philadelphia. 

Beatriz Acevedo

DAY 2 | March 11

Beatriz Acevedo is one of the leading inspirational voices and Latina entrepreneurs in the United States. She has dedicated her career to empowering and opening doors for the next generation of Latino leaders.

Beatriz started her career in media at a young age, first on radio and later on television. Her work earned her three Emmys, one MTV Music Award, and a Media Correspondent Award, among others. She later became a tech media entrepreneur as the Co-Founder and President of mitú, the leading digital media brand for young

Latinos in the U.S.

Beatriz is a passionate and sought after speaker who enjoys discussions around diversity as good business, female leadership, and the economic impact of Latinos in America. Additionally, she sits on numerous boards and advisory committees.

 

Beatriz recently co-founded and co-chairs LA Collab, a Hollywood initiative aimed at doubling Latino representation in Hollywood, both in front and behind the camera by 2030.

 

Her latest startup SUMA Wealth was founded with the vision of closing the Latinx wealth gap by providing financial education via in-culture content, fintech tools, and digital experiences, all in a highly engaging wealth-building digital platform.

Alicia Menendez 

DAY 3 | March 12

Alicia Menendez is an MSNBC anchor and host of the Latina to Latina podcast. Dubbed “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, “journalism’s new gladiator” by Elle, and a “content queen” by Marie Claire, her interviews and reporting have appeared on ABC News, Bustle, FusionTV, PBS and Vice News. Her first book, “The Likeability Trap” was published in November 2019. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

Arianna Davis

DAY 4: Youth Day | March 13

Arianna Davis is the digital director for O, The Oprah Magazine. As a Latinx woman of color, Davis has drawn inspiration from Kahlo throughout her career, from her work at Refinery29 and Us Weekly to her contributions to New York Magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, and PopSugar Latina. Studying Frida’s art and life helped Davis forge her own path to success as a writer and editor with the goal of empowering women. Davis also has served as an entertainment expert for “Access Hollywood,” “Tamron Hall,” VH1, TLC, and more. She lives in New York City.