People October 13, 2016 | 4:07 pm

Dominican Diaspora ´La Galeria Mgazine launches fundraiser

New York. – The online publication for theDominican Diaspora , La Galería Magazine, has launched its Indiegogo Campaignin order to remain an unaffiliated independent grassroots publication. Thepublication has set out to raise US$40,000 to improve their website in order tobetter serve their growing visiting and recurring viewers, pay its writers,plan more free community events, go to print, and much more. In their campaignvideo, the Galería team highlights the need for a platform that caters to theDominican community and the issues that affect them.

By 2013, Dominicans were the largestimmigrant group in NYC alone and yet are rarely highlighted in the mediaoutside of portraying stereotypical roles. La Galería Magazine seeks to breakfrom that and provide a platform for Dominicans by Dominicans.

“This magazine allows us to be the fullestexpression of what it actually means to be Dominican, and not have to fit intothe boxes that we’ve been told Dominican people are supposed to be in” statesYnanna Djehuty, one of the three founders of the publication.

Founded in 2014 by three Dominican women, LaGalería Magazine is an unaffiliated independent grassroots magazine thatprovides a platform for Dominicans of the Diaspora.

In just two years the online magazine hasattracted Dominicans of both the Diaspora and the Dominican Republic byproviding content that documents and celebrates the stories of the Dominicancommunity. Articles on their website have touched on topics that directlyaffect their community, including blackness, feminism, the trauma ofimmigration, LGBTQ issues, food, history, sex, and a large array of short poemsand creative stories.

The Magazine’s mission is to provide contentthat encourages dialogue, celebrates the community, and inspires action amongDominicans of the Diaspora. La Galería Magazine has published over a hundredarticles, gotten thousands of views, and held free community events in NYC. Thepublication has a community of supporters and many of its articles have beenused in classroom settings and for community organizing purposes. The campaignwill allow the publication to continue expanding and providing safe spaces andplatforms for the Dominican community.

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