Indigenous Latinx Project

The Indigenous Latinx Project is supported by the Quechua program at the University of Pennsylvania, formed with the goal of providing a space for college students of Latinx descent to discuss their experiences, engage and learn about Indigenous cultures and  languages, and to create a community in a virtual setting.

During the Spring 2021 we are hosting a series of events on February 26th and April 9th. These virtual encounters aim to allow students to explore their identity and gather their reflections within the framework of reclaiming indigenous identities in the Latinx community through informal conversations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through email to dayanna @ (Dayanna Salas) or via Instagram: @indigenouslatinx, where we will be posting answers to any questions and sharing fun content.

Panel 2: Indigenous roots in every-day practices

April 9th, 2021, 8pm U.S. Eastern Time
Sign up, here

Panel participants:

  • Valeria Andrango (student, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Natalie Balbuena (student, Swarthmore College)
  • Daisy Torres (graduate student, Colorado State University)

Moderator: Dayanna Salas (student, University of Pennsylvania)
Commentators: Andrea Andress, Nicolás Arizaga


Panel 1: Exploring Indigenous Latinx Identities

February 26th, 2021

Panel participants:

  • Dayanna Salas (student, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Frances Montevilla (student, University of Virginia)
  • Victoria Gonzales-Saldaña (student, University of Pennsylvania)

Moderator: Andrea Huacachino Andress (Ph.D. student at Penn)