Latino Cultural Center to celebrate 'Dia de la Familia'

April 9, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Latino Cultural Center on April 14 will celebrate its ninth anniversary at its "Día de la Familia" (Day of the Family).

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-3 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center, 600 Russell St.

Free food, including Lechón, a pork dish that is often served during special occasions or holidays, will be available, along with Pinchos (shish kebobs) and drinks. There will be several activities for children such as face painting, games and piñata breaking.

Tours of the center also will be available, and music will be provided by DJ VCG.

The Latino Cultural Center was established in 2003 as Purdue's first center for Hispanic and Latino culture. The center is a place where people of similar cultures and backgrounds can come together to share events in the university community. The center is open to all interested in learning more about the Latino cultures.

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711,

Sources:  Maricela Alvarado, Latino Cultural Center director, 765-494-2530,
                   Omar Diaz, Latino Cultural Center program coordinator, 765-494-2530,