La Libélula Cooperative

La Libélula Cooperative

La Libélula Cooperative is a collective of Spanish speaking immigrants from Latin American with a strong sense of social justice. We work to make our communities visible, connected and engaged through events and placemaking, knowledge sharing and offering consulting services in Spanish and English.

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Giuliana Lira
Giuliana Lira studied Law and Education in Peru. For the past two years she has been living in Vancouver, where she currently works as a Settlement & Employment Specialist at DIVERSEcity. Giuliana has coordinated and designed projects that connect immigrants and refugees, in particular with the latin american community in Vancouver. In 2019, she co-created the project Pequeñ@s Explorador@s that obtained funding from the Small Neighbourhood Grant from the Vancouver Foundation. In 2020, Giuliana and her partner won SFU’s Student Community Engagement competition with 2 projects aimed at newcomers and refugees and 2 Small Neighbourhood Grants from the Vancouver Foundation have focused on strengthening the relationship between parents and children and the use of Spanish, fostering spaces for Latin American children to connect with their language and culture.

Fiorella Pinillos
Fiorella is an urbanist, engagement specialist, and activist with extensive experience doing arts engagement work. Fiorella, originally from Peru, left the architecture field to pursue a Masters in Urban Studies at SFU. Since then she has worked at SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement (VOCE) where she engages communities through public programming with a focus in arts. In VOCE she has successfully produced a large number of events including talks, film screenings and performances. Recently, she has been able to put together her love for art, public space and community building in her own projects in her neighbourhood. (new bio coming soon)

Adriana Contreras
Adriana is a bilingual Graphic Recorder, Illustrator and Designer (English and Spanish). As a Visual Practitioner, her role is to listen deeply, gather information, help make connections, tell stories and communicate ideas.
Adriana draws on her training and experience as a visual artist and facilitator to collaborate with leaders in the fields of Racial Equity, Migrant Justice, Food Sovereignty, Arts and Culture, History, Health, Education, and Community Engagement, among others.
Adriana was born in Bogotá, Colombia and immigrated to Canada in 1998. Her journey as a first-generation immigrant profoundly informs her work and her commitment to social justice at a local and global level.

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+1 (604) 369 4753

We work, study, and live in a region south of the Fraser River which overlaps with the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples.

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