Spring 2022 Events

 

Lit Club: For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts

Thursday, February 3rd, 10th, 17th | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM ET | Latino Cultural Center
Co-Sponsored with Delta Phi Mu Sorority, Inc.

Join us as we read the critically acclaimed novel, For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez.

Thursday, February 3rd: Pages 1-88 (Introduction-Myth of Meritocracy)
Thursday, February 10th: Pages 89-160 (Politics of Respectability-The Male Gaze)
Thursday, February 17th: Pages 161-224 (White Fragility-Conclusion)

More information about the book and author here.

Lit Club: An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Monday, February 7th, 14th, 21st | 5:30 PM -6:30 PM ET | Latino Cultural Center

Join us as we read and discuss An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz!

Monday, February 7th Chapters 1-2, pages 12-53
Monday, February 14th Chapters 3-5, pages 54-117
Monday, February 21st Chapters 6-8, pages 118-184.

More information about the book here

An Evening with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez 

Thursday, February 24th | 6:00 PM ET | Fowler Hall, Stewart Center
Co-Sponsored with Delta Phi Mu Sorority, Inc.

Join Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez for a talk and reading of her book, For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts!
The founder of @latinarebels, an online platform that boasts over 300,000 organic followers, she has been featured on Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, and was invited to the White House in the Fall of 2016.

A book signing will follow the event.

Free and Open Event | Protect Purdue Guidelines Observed

Javier Ávila's One-Man Show: The Perfect Latino

Friday, March 25th | 6:00 PM ET | Fowler Hall, Stewart Center
Co-Sponsored with Delta Pi Rho Fraternity, Inc. and SOGA

The Perfect Latino offers a close examination of the American Latino experience. With his statement, “Cultures first collide before they merge,” Ávila takes the audience on a journey as he navigates a world of misunderstandings and misconceptions. As he moves between cultures, Ávila provides a fascinating perspective of what it means to balance assimilation with cultural preservation. 

Free and Open Event | Protect Purdue Guidelines Observed

Food is Resistance: Lunch and Learn with the Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Department

Monday, April 4th | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET 

Catherine Lea, founder of Stir The Pot Kitchen will share why labor movements are important in the US food system. This offering is part of a week-long series in partnership with the Purdue Cultural Centers and the Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Department.
Each session will connect to an important part of food history, highlighting food heroes and the fight for a better food system. Together, we'll walk through some of those important conversations and cook some delicious food to enjoy and share.

Register Here

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Lunch and Learn with Boiler Green Initiatives

Wednesday, April 6th | 12:00 PM ET | Latino Cultural Center

Join us for an engaging and information conversation about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling waste. Learn about best practices and the benefits of going green.

Lunch will be provided. First come, first served. 

Dia de la Familia

Saturday, April 9th | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Latino Cultural Center

Celebrate the 19-year anniversary of the Latino Cultural Center! Purdue students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Lafayette community are invited to come enjoy live performances, family-friendly activities and crafts, and tours of the LCC. All are welcome!
FREE food available for the first 100 guests! Food is first come, first served.
Free and Open Event | Protect Purdue Guidelines Observed
Parking available at the University Street Parking Garage and surrounding area.

Afroperuanos: Resistance and  Resilience

Wednesday, April 13rd | 6:00 PM ET | Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom 

Join us for an evening with Nadia Calmet, cultural educator, artivist and producer. Learn about Afro-Peruvian history, culture diversity, gastronomy, and religion as well as enjoy a demonstration of traditional Peruvian dances. 
Nadia has been a Professional Peruvian Folk Dance Artist for over 25 years, and she specializes in Afro-Peruvian Dances. She is also the founder and director of the Afroperuvian Cultural Center  "CEACE Peru". In order to preserve the use of traditional Afroperuvian instruments and to give visibility and vindicating to culture diversity of Peru, 3 years ago, Nadia created the Afroperuian Culture Day. 

Free and Open to the Public | Protect Purdue Guidelines will be followed.

West Side Story Film Screening

Thursday, April 21st | 7:00 PM ET | Cultural Center Lawn 
Co-Sponsored with the LGBTQ Center

Join us for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021) followed by an educational conversation. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. 

Free and Open Event | Protect Purdue Guidelines Observed 

Parking available at the University Street Parking Garage and surrounding area.

Purdue Day of Giving

Wednesday, April 27th | Latino Cultural Center 

Power Purdue's next giant leap! On April 27, we're calling on the entire Purdue community to come together to help the Latino Cultural Center take another giant leap: for our students, for the University, and for the world. Whether you're on campus or have taken your Purdue pride across the planet, we want you to be part of building a brighter future for all of us. Together, we can help support Purdue's giant leap as one of the world's leading academic institutions on Purdue Day of Giving!

Learn more here

West Side Story Film Screening

Thursday, April 28th | 7:00 PM ET | Cultural Center Lawn

Join us for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021) followed by an educational conversation. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

LCC Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 13th | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET | Beck Agricultural Center

All graduating students are invited to participate in the 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.

2022 Graduates Register Here

Purdue Faculty and Staff RSVP Here

Every year, the LCC celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class and recognizes the efforts of their family and friends by distributing awards at the LCC Graduation Ceremony.

Submit your nomination below!

Deadline: Friday, April 15th

(Chosen) Family Award

Wilson Usedo Sí Se Puede Award

Somos Purdue Award