Founded in 1969, the Latin American Student Union has provided a safe space for people of all backgrounds to feel welcome and at home in an environment where we are underrepresented and can often feel isolated. We harness a spirit of unity by facilitating cultural, social, and political events that celebrate our rich culture and our history of resistance as marginalized peoples. We give back to our community by emphasizing philanthropy within the Binghamton area and abroad. Helping those in need, we empower those to use their voice by facilitating general body meetings every Thursday, where we encourage everyone to participate in discussion, and by throwing our bilingual Spoken Word event, Palabras every semester. We celebrate our diversity in ideas and creativity, as we exist to be the benchmark of experiences where passion and purpose come together.