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Our Mission

Through membership in Bienvenidos, Latino, Latin American, and other employees sharing our interests, will have the opportunity to connect, share experiences and expertise, and promote cultural awareness and professional development. We will carry out our mission through various programs and events, contributing significantly to Drexel University’s diversity efforts.

Our Vision

  • Leverage our members to support the creation of a WIRED (Welcoming, Inclusive, Respectful, Engaging and Diverse) community that highlights, celebrates and supports the Latino experience at Drexel University.
  • Promote diversity education in alignment with DU’s objectives.
  • Program cultural events and activities to increase visibility of Latinos at DU.
  • Provide opportunities to enhance professional development.
  • Partner Latino DU alumni with Latino students for mentoring and scholarship opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Drexel’s Latino student groups (LUC, LIGA, and the Spanish Club).
  • Promote civic engagement with Philadelphia’s Latino community through volunteering activities.

Upcoming Events:

Mobilities at Gun Point flyer 

Mobilities at Gun Point: The Geographies of (Im)mobility of Transgender Youth in Colombia

Presenter: Amy E. Ritterbusch, PhD

Associate Professor, Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government

University of Los Andes - Bogotá, Colombia

Drexel University

September 23, 2015 | 3250 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | MacAlister Hall, Rooms 2019 & 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Since 1948, Colombia’s internal conflict has claimed over 200,000 lives, and displaced millions of people, including transgender youth. This presentation will explore the paramilitary led forced displacement of transgender youth through various sociological lenses, auto–photographic images, and ethnographic data. Dr. Ritterbusch will also address the gender–based violence of the paramilitary which compels transgender youth to leave their birth cities and rural communities for Bogotá, where they encounter persecution, hate crimes, and social cleansing killings.

Brief description of Dr. Ritterbusch, in her own words:

"For the last six years I have been working toward the social justice goals established collectively with marginalized, street-connected youth and communities through participatory action research initiatives for the right to the city in Bogotá, Colombia. I have also led participatory action research, mixed-method and visual research initiatives funded by the NSF, Unicef, UNDP, IOM and other international organizations to work with other marginalized populations in Colombia including victims of the armed conflict (including LGBTI communities), human trafficking victims, children and families living in extreme poverty, glue and bazuco (crack) users, homeless and transgender populations, and sex workers."

For additional information, and to RSVP, please contact Jacqueline Rios at  Free event. Light refreshments provided.

Co-sponsored by: The College of Arts and Sciences, Global Studies and Modern Languages (Café Latino, International Area Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies), Mobility Studies, LGBTQA+ (Drexel Colleague Resource Group), Bienvenidos (Drexel Colleague Resource Group), Student Center for Inclusion and Culture (SCIC), and the Drexel LGBTQA Student Center.

Previous Events:

The Latino Experience - Professional Development Event
Public Service and Citizens Engagement

April 10, 2014

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Video of Guest Speaker: Deputy Mayor Negrin




Public Service and Citizens Engagement event flyer