Who We Are?
Founded in 2005, the Latina Women’s League is an all women non-profit organization dedicated to contributing to the Latino/Hispanic culture and art in Gainesville. The Latina Women’s League was created as a forum for the discussion of the experiences of Latina women living in the United States.
This mission is accomplished through the following activities:
- Social activities
- Community service projects, including free English language and citizenship preparation classes
- Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival
- Mentoring and advocacy
The League includes members from business, education, government, health and mental health organizations, as well as many other walks of life.
Membership is open to those who live in the community—regardless of age, national or ethnic origin, creed, disability, gender, or sexual orientation—who wish to promote the educational, personal, and cultural advancement of Latinos within Alachua County.
The Latina Women’s League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any political party or organization. However, we are willing to participate and collaborate with different groups on issues that pertain to Latino culture.
League's Fundamental Principles
The Latina Women’s league was created as a forum for the discussion of the experiences of Latina women living in the United States. The league is open to all Latina women who live in the greater Gainesville, FL community.
The Latina Women’s League does not have any political or religious affiliations. However, this group is willing to participate and collaborate with different groups on issues that pertain to the Latino culture.
The Latina Women’s League will work with different group affiliations or programs within the community on issues affecting the Latino population.
Latina Women’s League & Gainesville Latino Film Festival Members
2020-2021 Board of Directors
President: Juanita Duque
Vice President: Ericka Ghersi
LWL Treasurer: Luisa Amelia Dempere
Secretary: Lauren Samuels
Parliamentarian: Lillian Guevara-Castro
Programs Directors & Coordinators
Health Project Director: Victoria Bird
English Classes Project: Ericka Ghersi
Citizenship Classes Project: Juanita Duque
Migrant Farm Workers Project: TBA
Club del Libro: Martha Berdat
La Hora del Cuento - Programa de Inmersion en Español para niños: TBA