April 2, 2021

Latino Cultural Center announces two virtual events for April

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Latino Cultural Center has announced two upcoming virtual events. All events are free. Registration is required for all events and can be done via the LCC website:

  • April 5 – “Planting Hope in the Age of COVID-19: A Conversation with Angélica Varela and Ozzy Gamez.” In the midst of a global pandemic, more people are turning to plant care as a way to boost their productivity and mental health. This conversation with Angélica Varela, owner of Semillas Plant Studio, and Ozzy Gamez, co-owner of Plant Shop Chicago, will focus on addressing how plant care has taught people resilience and has given them hope in the age of COVID-19. The event begins at 6 p.m. Registration for "Planting Hope" is now open.
  • April 12 – “The Politics of Hair: A Conversation with Sulma Arzu-Brown, Ona Diaz-Santin and Julissa Prado.” This panel discussion will explore the politics of hair and the role hair biases play in influencing how one navigates different professional and social spaces. Through their experiences, this panel of experts will share how embracing their hair has led to empowerment and success. Attendees also will learn about the historical, societal and cultural impact of hair and learn how they can help challenge negative perceptions. The event begins at 5 p.m. Registration for "Politics of Hair" is now open.

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Writer: Makenna Fitzgerald, fitzge39@purdue.edu

Media contact: Matthew Oates, 765-586-7496 (cell), oatesw@purdue.edu, @mo_oates

Source: Carina Olaru, colaru@purdue.edu 

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