Spring 2019 Latino Cultural Center Events


An Evening with Andrés Forero, Drummer from Hamilton

Wednesday, February 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre, PAO Hall xx

Co-Sponsored with the Department of Theatre; the Department of History; the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art and Performance; and the College of Liberal Arts

Aside from recording with several jazz artists and doing some TV work, Forero has led a charmed performing life throughout his burgeoning Broadway career, having been involved with Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and musical director Alex Lacamoire on In the Heights and Bring It On. Although those productions pushed the boundaries of what theater musicals are supposed to look and sound like, it’s Hamilton where it all comes together, especially in Forero’s eclectic and imaginative drumming. During this event, Forero will speak about his experience with working with the diverse Hamilton cast.

Meet and Greet with Hamilton’s Andrés Forero

Thursday, February 28 | 10 a.m.-11 a.m. | Latino Cultural Center

Co-Sponsored with the Department of Theatre; the Department of History; the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art and Performance; and the College of Liberal Arts 

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us in an intimate setting and chat with Grammy, Tony and Emmy award-winning musician Andrés Forero. Forero will share his insight regarding his successful Broadway career. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.


Screening of No Más Bebés and Q&A with Producer Virginia Espino

Wednesday, March 4 | 6 p.m.-8 p.m. | Krannert Auditorium

Co-Sponsored with Purdue Immigrant Allies

No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This program will consist of a screening of No Más Bebés followed by a Q&A with its producer, Virginia Espino.

Sin Salida, Kate Weaere Dance Co. (Unión Tanguera)

Saturday, March 23 | 8 p.m.-10 p.m. | Loeb Playhouse

Co-Sponsored with Purdue Convocations

Using choreography, Sin Salida re-examines the fundamental connection point of tango, the frame or “abrazo” (embrace); a structure designed to connect, or perhaps bind, human beings to each other. With the dynamism of live musicians and crosscontinental vision, this work faces a moment when cultures, countries, and identities can drift apart, but insists that we can only hold onto ourselves by listening to each other. The audience will enjoy a dynamic collaboration between the French-Argentinian tango company and choreographer Kate Weare.

Tickets available here.

Prieto: A One-Man Show with Yosimar Reyes

Wednesday, March 27 | 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Krannert Auditorium

Co-Sponsored with the LGBTQ Center 

Yosimar is a nationally acclaimed poet and public speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Yosimar explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. The Advocate named him one of “13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World.” Remezcla included Reyes on their list of “10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know.” He is the author of For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly, a self-published collection of poetry. His work also includes Mariposas: An Anthology of Queer Modern Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press), Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out (Cognella Press), and the forthcoming Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry (Kórima Press). He is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow as well as the recipient of the Undocupoets Fellowship. Reyes previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the media and culture organization, Define American.

Prieto is an autobiographical one-man show that follows Yosimar’s journey growing up queer, poor and undocumented in the streets of Eastside San Jose. It will provide the Purdue community with an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and explore what it means to navigate the world as undocumented queer person of color while gaining a deeper understanding of intersecting identities and social justice.


Día de la Familia

Saturday, April 13 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m. | Latino Cultural Center

We invite students, their families, alumni and the Greater Lafayette community to come and celebrate our 16th year anniversary. This is a special day for us to reflect on the accomplishments of the Purdue University Latinx community and gather in love and reflection. Tours of the center, interactive activities for families and friends, and food will be available.  

Purdue Day of Giving Extravaganza

Wednesday, April 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Latino Cultural Center

The Purdue Day of Giving is the University’s annual capital campaign. Make Your Mark by making a gift to the Latino Cultural Center; no gift is too small! Your gifts allow us to create a sense of belonging for Latinx students and contribute to their success. Through leadership opportunities, meaningful dialogue, and intentional representation, the LCC strives to empower students and create cultural understanding at Purdue University and in the Greater Lafayette community. During this year’s Purdue Day of Giving Extravaganza, guests can join in on a variety of fun activities and group challenges. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Latinx Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 10 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Beck Agricultural Center

The Latinx Graduation Ceremony commemorates the achievements of ALL graduating Latinx and Latin American students at Purdue University. This inclusive and trilingual ceremony gives friends and families the opportunity to acknowledge the success of the Latinx graduating class of 2019. Graduating students can nominate families and friends who have supported them throughout their academic career.

Any student who will graduate in 2019 (Spring, Summer or Winter) can attend.

Faculty and Staff can RSVP here.

Free Event; Graduating Students RSVP here.

All events take place at Purdue University.
All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC unless otherwise noted.
If you require accommodations or more information for any event, 
please call 765-494-2530 or email latinocc@purdue.edu.
All are Welcome. Todos son bienvenidos. Todos são bem-vindos.