Amplifying Afrolatinidad: The Power of the Arts

Published: Jun 21 2021

This episode spotlights Jade Cintrón Báez, a Bilingual Early Childhood Literacy Specialist for The Free Library of Philadelphia and host of ¡Looking Bilingüe! a storytelling series on Youtube that focuses on Latinx empowerment and cultural celebration. Season 2 of ¡Looking Bilingüe! focuses on Afrolatinidad. She draws inspiration from her Spanglish-filled upbringing in New Jersey, numerous years living abroad in Spain, and arts administration training in Philadelphia. Her work and involvement with several theatre companies reveal the power of the arts in advocating for Latinx biculturalism, bilingualism, and community building.