2023-2024 Events

An Evening with Elizabeth Acevedo

Monday, Februarry 26 | 5 PM-6 PM | Fowler Hall, Stewart Center, 410 S Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47906

The Latino Cultural Center presents Elizabeth Acevedo in celebration of Black History Month. This event is Co-Sponsored with: Black Cultural Center, English Department, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of numerous other titles including Family LoreWith the Fire on High, which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal; and Clap When You Land, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her husband.

Excelencia: LCC Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 10 | 11 AM-1 PM | Beck Agricultural Center 4550 US-52, West Lafayette, IN 47906

All students who graduate in 2024 (Spring, Summer and Winter) are invited to participate in Excelencia, the LCC 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.

Registration available in April, 2024.