The purpose of La Fuerza Latina is to provide a space for students in solidarity with the Latino community in Des Moines and
Drake to foster dialogue around issues impacting the Latinos and
explore opportunities to promote a more inclusive atmosphere at Drake
University. This will be done by hosting networking events with Des
Moines Latino professionals, attending conferences aimed at empowering
college Latino students, hosting in state or out of state Latino
leaders, showcasing films on campus about Latino culture, visiting
schools in the Des Moines metro area to speak with young Latino
students, and promoting volunteering opportunities aimed at serving the
Des Moines and Iowa Latino community.
Meet the founders (from left to right): Thalia Anguiano, Hector Arroyo, Michael Hoyt and Kenia Calderon.