Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.

Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. is a network of lifelong, close-knit, and down-to- earth Hermanas, focused on building up and supporting each other as well as our local communities through social justice organizational activism. We are a Latinx womxn based — but not exclusive — sorority that encourages academic excellence, professional networking, personal development and self care, community activism, as well as alumni mentorship. Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. focuses on two philanthropic goals nationally, including L.E.A.A.P: Latinas Educating on AIDS Awareness and Prevention, and Proyecto H.A.C.E.R., an initiative focused on providing marginalized predominately low-income womxn of color with resources for their educational and career advancement. Alpha Chapter has several reoccurring and past events that we have hosted at Cornell University. Past programing includes Kisses and Condoms, Cafe con Leche presentations at the Latinx Living Center, Latin Food Night, Boxing for Self Defense, and Feel the Warmth blanket making event for charity, to name a few. We aspire to work towards the advancement of all womxn of color, with a special emphasis on the Latinx womxn.

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The Alpha Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. has always been composed of strong independent womxn dedicated to empowering communities of color with an emphasis on womxn. Since its inception our chapter has encompassed both Cornell University and Ithaca College, forging our desire to bridge both communities and our determination to support all people of color on these campuses as well as in greater Ithaca. We do so by supporting each other and striving to understand how to best meet the needs of theses various communities.

We seek to work with other MGFC organizations and intersectional organizations on and off both campuses in order to increase our impact. We are working to expand our presence through social media, celebratory events, activist organizational work, educational events, and through our sustainable involvement by working with communities — not for them. In the future, we aspire to recruit even more empowered and empowering womxn of strength, intersectional identities, and profound narratives to join our organization.

Our presence and organizational activism is deeply felt as we work for the Cornell community, the Ithaca community, as well as our very own respective communities back home — whether that be nationally, through the diáspora, internally or wherever/whomever we may designate as home — to dismantle problematic structural, institutional, and systemic manifestations. We are more than proud to be an integral part of the MGFC, and truly look forward to working alongside our fellow MGFC organizations, Cornell University students, Ithaca College students, and members of the greater Ithaca community.

In unity,

Claudia Ponce de León

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