Spring 2020 Latino Cultural Center Events

LCC Events have been suspended until further notice. See below for news about the Latinx Graduation Ceremony.

March

POSTPONED: Embracing your Intersectionality - Perspectives on Social Justice with Hugo Treviño. Wednesday, March 25th, 6PM. 

Krannert Auditorium, 403 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Hugo is a first generation Mexican American and a Chicago local as he was born and raised in this beautiful city. During his undergraduate career, he studied abroad 3 times to Costa Rica, China, and Taiwan. As a student activist, he advocated for the rights of Latinxs, LGBQTIA, students with disabilities and other marginalized communities. He earned his degree in Spanish and Translation Studies at University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana (UIUC) in August 2014.  His passion for education, student affairs, and travel, inspired him to obtain his Master of Education in International Higher Education in December 2018, from Loyola University Chicago where he was able to study abroad in Vietnam and Italy. Before joining the UIC team, he was very fortunate to work for non-profit organizations where he was able to help people with disabilities in multi-faceted of ways including education, healthcare, and self-advocacy to name a few. Hugo loves being able to advocate for others and empowering others to become advocates as well. This passion of service has led him to the University of Illinois at Chicago as he is ready to work with students, make sure they have equal access to a higher education, and help them achieve their full potential here at UIC and beyond.

Fun facts: Hugo has a physical disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which requires him to use a power wheelchair. As someone from the community of people with disabilities, he is excited to learn from his students as everyone experiences having a disability differently. He loves learning languages and is fluent in English & Spanish and currently learning Portuguese and Italian. When at home he loves to destress with a good book, game night, catching up with friends over food, going to the movies, or seeing a Broadway show.

April

CANCELLED: Día de la familia. Saturday, April 11th, 1PM-4PM.

LCC, AAARCC and NAECC Lawn, 426 Waldron Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

On April 11th, 2003, the Latino Cultural Center opened its doors at Purdue University. Since then, every year, we recognize our history and communities with a celebration that occurs on the Saturday closest to April 11th. This is a time to gather our familias and reflect on our accomplishments, connect with alumni and look toward the future. 

May

Virtual Latinx Graduation Ceremony. Friday, May 15th, 11am-1pm. 

All students graduating in the year 2020 (Spring and Winter), along with their families, are invited to participate in a Virtual Latinx Graduation Ceremony, which takes place on the Friday of graduation weekend. Students and their families and friends are invited to this ceremony, held in Spanish, Portuguese and English. The LCC celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class and recognizes the efforts of their family and friends in the process.

Stay tuned for more information while the LCC team works to plan this virtual celebration. 

Co-Sponsored with the Latinx Student Union

Registration closes on April 15th, 2020.

RSVP TODAY 

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.