Jorge Rafael Ramirez D. candidate in Social Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit (Mexico), Master in Social Policy from the Universidad Estadual de Londrina (Brazil) and Bachelor in Social Work from the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal (Peru), with more than ten years of experience with Afro-Peruvian youth and as a member of the Board of Directors of Ashanti Perú - Red Peruana de Jóvenes Afrodescendientes (Peruvian Network of Afro-descendant Youth). He has published articles with emphasis on the political participation of Afro-descendants and is the author of the book Participação política de jovens afrodescendentes no Peru. E-mail: