“We Will Not Be Erased!”
Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega
President and Founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institue (CCCADI)
Adjunct Instructor at New York University
October 10th, 2017
Reception 5:30 PM • Program 6:30 PM
Nashville Children’s Theatre • 25 Middleton Street • Nashville, TN 37210
Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega is the founder and president of Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), inspired by a vision to create an international organization to promote and link communities of African descent. She is a passionate advocate for cultural equity, cultural studies, and education. Dr. Moreno-Vega works to ensure the contributions of African and African descendants are integrated in civil society in the Americas. She has conducted research in Yoruba belief systems in the African Diaspora and has organized international conferences uniting scholars and leading traditional experts focused on expanding the knowledge and importance of sacred African Diaspora traditions.
Dr. Moreno-Vega serves as adjunct professor at the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico and an adjunct instructor at the NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She is the co-founder and current co-director of the Global Afro-Latino and Caribbean Initiative at Hunter College. She has previously been a professor at El Centro de Estudios Avanzados Puertorriquenos de Puerto Rico y El Caribe, an adjunct professor of Afro-Caribbean Religions and Afro-Latinos at Hunter College, and acting director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at New York’s City University.
In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Moreno-Vega is a founding member of the Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA), Network of Cultural Centers of Color, and the Roundtable of Institutions of Colors, and has served as the second director of El Museo del Barrio. She is chief editor of Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, author of The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria, and directed and co-produced the documentary “When the Spirits Dance Mambo“.