Latinx American Cultural Center (LACC)

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Brief History: The Latinx American Cultural Center opened doors in 1989 in Moore Residence Hall in alliance with United Asia Cultural Center. Both centers closed for a period of strategic planning. The LACC reopened in 1995 in Hampden Dining Hall with a vision of education and inclusivity of identities which continues to present time.

Redacted from Latinx American Cultural Center by Monica Pabla, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.

Hours of Operation
The Latinx American Cultural Center  is open from 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.



Spring 2020 Calendar of Events



haitian masksHaitian Carnival Masks
Friday, February 28, 2020
6:00-8:00pm (on all events)
Latinx American Cultural Center
Hampden DC, 2nd Floor
Southwest Residential Area

"Haitian Carnival is a celebration held over several weeks each year leading up to Mardi Gras. Haiti's largest annual carnival is held in the capitol and largest city, Port-au-Prince. Carnival in Haiti is also known as Kanaval. During the festivities, many Haitians dress in colorful traditional clothes and/or disguise themselves as characters from pop culture. They also wear masks that resemble animals, faces, and others.  These can be used stand for political statements."

Cooking 101Cooking 101
Friday,  March 6, 2020
Latinx American Cultural Center
Hampden DC, 2nd Floor
Southwest Residential Area

Make your own burrito or taco and orchata drink.  after making our own Mexican burritos and tacos and enjoying our orchata drinks,  we cap the evening to enjoy "Selena"-the movie  documenting the life of the famous Mexican singer Selena played by Jennifer Lopez.


Socials, 6-9pm
Tuesday, March 24, Paint with Bob
Tuesday, April 28, Domino tournament

Salsa Zumba
Friday, April 14 from 6-8












Fall 2019 Calendar of Event


Success Coaching     
Tuesdays starting September 16, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Latinx American Cultural Center

Walk in to plan for your student success


lacc exam Here's our  LACC Study Hours for Finals schedule!

Bring your books, your interest and enthusiasm; we provide snacks and a safe, comfortable settin



tainoExamining and Reclaiming our Taino Heritage and Spiritualty in the Puerto Rican and Caribbean Diaspora.
Monday, November 18th, 7:15 - 8:30pm
JWECC- Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center (Chadbourne Hall)

Join us for an intracommunity conversation about how we are connected or disconnected to our Taino heritage across the Puerto Rican and Caribbean Diaspora. This is an opportunity and space to discuss your experiences, desires, needs, difficulties, or anxieties around claiming or re-discovering our relationships with Taino ancestry.



latinx heritageLatinx American Heritage Month Community Building Dinner
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Amherst Room, UMass Campus Center

Through this Latinx Heritage Month Community Building Dinner, students and invited guests will identify common values that promote collaboration and strengthen community. RSVP to by October 1, 2019.

self careSelf-Care 101 for Latinx Community
September 26, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Latinx American Cultural Center

Learn skills and activities designed to better one's health and reduce stress.  First activity:  Salsa Zumba on September 26.


Study Hours    
Tuesdays starting September 16, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Latinx American Cultural Center

Open House: Latinx American Cultural Center     
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Latinx American Cultural Center

Visit our Cultural Centers across campus as they host their open houses! Learn about the programming/events they have planned for this year as well as resources available to you. We look forward to your presence at our center.













Note: The center is closed during the summer and winter intersessions. If you need to reach someone during this time, call the main number, (413) 545-2517.