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  • 15 Oct 2022 10:27 AM | Latinas Unidas (Administrator)

    The Reconocimiento Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of local Latinas

    Award Categories:

    • Professional Achievement
    • Inspirational Leadership
    • Volunteer Service
    • Young Latina Leader

    The mission of Latinas Unidas is to foster opportunities that promote unity, cultural identity and the presence of the Latina woman in the community. We encourage and motivate women to be proud of themselves and to assume active and positive roles in society. The Reconocimiento Awards is our way of recognizing these accomplishments in a public forum.

    Click here to submit your nomination online.

    The winners will be recognized at the Reconocimiento and Scholarship Awards (RaSA) on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Harro East Ballroom.

  • 20 Dec 2020 4:13 PM | Anonymous

  • 21 Nov 2020 6:18 PM | Kelly Mullaney (Administrator)

    Latinas Unidas' Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 6pm.  

    All members in good standing are invited to participate in this members-only meeting.  They will have the opportunity to vote for new board members, meet other members virtually, and provide input on matters related to Latinas Unidas, your organization.

    If you are a member, please check your email, as invitations have been sent. You can also login on our website and check the calendar for details on how to register and connect the day of the meeting (members-only events do not show in the public calendar but only after you login to your account).

    How do you know if you are a member in good standing? Easy! Login into our website using the same email you normally receive communications from Latinas Unidas and view your profile to check your membership is up to date.

    If you have never logged into our website you can click here for instructions on how to login and check the status of your membership.

    To register by email, please send an email to, you would then receive the zoom information for the meeting. 

    Not a member? Join us! We have different membership levels starting from a basic free membership to corporate sponsors.

  • 16 Sep 2020 4:16 AM | Kelly Mullaney (Administrator)

    We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month highlighting Latinas that are making a difference in our community.

    Kudos to them for going the extra mile!

    September 16: Diana Casais-Almanza

    Within the frame of Mexico's Independence Day, on September 16 we celebrated Diana Casais-Almanza. This Latina from Mexico living in Rochester is a writer, teacher, interpreter, and the founder of book club El Cafecito Literario. This club engages fans of literature in Spanish into monthly discussions, good conversation and camaraderie. Under Diana's watch it has grown an international circle of over 100 members from Mexico, the U.S., among others, since its beginning 10 years ago.

    Thank you Diana for promoting Hispanic culture and language through good literature.

    September 15: Tatiana Warren

    In honor of Costa Rica's Independence Day on September 15 we highlighted local tica Tatiana Warren, owner of Pura Vida Ville restaurant, serving Mexican and Costa Rican food in Rochester, NY.

    Tatiana donated meals to seniors right when the pandemic hit, before they had to close for the quarantine.

    Best wishes, Tatiana! Looking forward to a soon reopening of your restaurant.

  • 17 Mar 2020 5:22 PM | Jeanette Perez Colby

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of Latinas Unidas, we regret to announce that the ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally (SUSL) on Saturday, May 2 at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been canceled. While the LU Board and the rally committee are very disappointed that our event will not take place as planned, we understand and prioritize the health of our community and families, and so we are taking the appropriate measures to help prevent the spread of COVID19.

    We look forward to another successful Rally in the near future.


    Joann Santos                   

    President Latinas Unidas

    Jeanette Perez-Colby

    Dr. Marielena Vélez de Brown

    Co-Chairs, ¡Soy Única! ¡Soy Latina! Rally 2020

  • 29 Oct 2019 6:35 AM | Latinas Unidas (Administrator)

    Be informed and join us!

    Latinas Unidas will hold its annual membership meeting Wednesday, November 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Ibero-American Action League, 817 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY, 14605.

    Please RSVP to A light dinner buffet will be included.

    This is a members only meeting, but you are welcome to join the organization on-site! Learn about our organization's updates, finances, and vote on the resolutions proposed. 


    • President’s Report – Joann Santos, Chair
    • Financial Report – Lourdes Marcano-Stokes, Treasurer
    • Brief overview of committees – Board Members
    • Election of a new slate of board members – Joann Santos, Chair

    If you have questions or agenda items, please send an email to

    We look forward to seeing you all there!

  • 16 Sep 2019 5:16 AM | Latinas Unidas (Administrator)

    Join us on Saturday September 28th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon for a special brunch celebrating Mothers & Daughters at the beautiful gardens of the PathStone Mansion at 400 East Ave., Rochester NY 14607.

    Aunt/nieces and Grandmother/granddaughters are also welcome!

    Tickets are $25 mother & daughter and $10 for each additional daughter. Ages 14 & older please.

    We will accept payments at the door and your RSVP will be much appreciated by email at or call 585-284-8006.

    There are a limited numbers of grant tickets available. Please call to the number above to inquire more details.

    Our thanks to PathStone Corporation for their sponsorship for this event.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • 07 Jan 2019 7:33 AM | Latinas Unidas (Administrator)

    At Latinas Unidas we are all ready to begin 2019 with events and activities that build and empower us to reach higher! Calendar of events for 2019 coming soon…

    Our first event of the year is Nuestra Cultura, Nuestra Salud, an opportunity to celebrate our culture and our health, with two amazing activities occurring simultaneously!


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The mission of Latinas Unidas is to foster opportunities that will promote unity, cultural identity and the presence of the Latina woman in the community; to encourage and motivate women to be self-confident to assume leadership roles to positively impact society.
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