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.


Fall 2019 Calendar of Events


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 seeing you there!


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


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

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


Let's Cook     
September 18; October 17; November 18; December 12
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Latinx American Cultural Center

Cooking 101 aims to provide our students and guests a taste of Latin American dishes and as well as learn the history and importance of each dish.


Surviving Hurricane Maria: A Panel on Puerto Rico     
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
Latinx American Cultural Center

This program will focus on the progress of rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the post Maria Hurricane period. A panel, organized for this event, will engage in a dialogue/discussion about other pressing issues affecting Puerto Rico.


Latinx American Heritage Month Community Building Dinner
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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-Care 101 for Latinx Community
September 26; October 30; November 20; December 5
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Latinx American Cultural 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.