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:  Monday and Wednesday - 10:000am-1:00pm

NOTE:  For more updates on LACCx Virtual  Programming, please refer to:

Plural Histories of the Cultural Centers
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Relax and Check-In
Monday, April 26, 2021  |   6:00PM

How are you doing this semester now that we are reaching the end of it all? First off, you're doing great & you're almost done! Whether it is your first semester, last, or somewhere in between, you're almost at the end. We are opening a safe & comforting space for students to come together, talk, and advise others about academics or anything non-academic related! Whatever is on your mind please come share. All are welcomed.

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ASR caption will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please do not hesitate to fill out the request form below.

Lorena, Light-footed Woman: Netflix Documentary
Tuesday, April 20, 2021  |  4:00pm  EST

Ever heard of a runner in long skirts and sandals and became a marathon runner?  Well, you will if you join the LACC and JWECC on Tuesday April 20th @4PM to enjoy a screening of the Netflix documentary Lorena, Light-footed Woman (2019) directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo and starring Lorena Ramirez, Mario Ramírez, and Santiago Ramírez. The premise revolves around Lorena, a long-distance runner from Mexico. The Netflix party link will be given shortly before the event on the LACC and JWECC Instagram pages. We look forward to enjoying this movie with you all and any follow up discussion after the film.

Closing Caption/Subtitles will be provided. If you need other accommodations fill out the request form below



What is Jeopardy
Tuesday,  March 30, 2021  |  6:00pm  |  EST


Come and join us for a game of jeopardy that will highlight historical women figures and challenge us on our pop culture expertise! Great time to play a casual game of jeopardy and test your knowledge!

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Café con Migo: Advice from Upperclassmen
Thursday, February 18, 2021  |   6pm
First year students will get advice from upperclassmen at the beginning of the new semester about taking advantage of opportunities in the spring, doing well in classes, and SMART goals.
Host:  Latinx American Cultural Center

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Latinx Heritage Month Events

beyondBeyond Univision 
Monday, October 5, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm
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Reimagining Latinx representation in mass media.  Guest Speakers:  Martha Fuentes Bautista, Senior Lecturer, Director of Engaged Research and Learning and Ximena A. Gomez, Assistant Professor, American Art.


Friday, October 9, 2020 | 7:30pm

Link:  Instagram: Sorcumass

Student leaders share their experience  being Latinx at UMass while highlighting campus resources that aided them  in their academic success.
Co-Sponsor:  The SORC/Cultural Council


en mi casaEn Mi Casa:  A Latinx Heritage Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Monday, October 12, 2020   7:00PM
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Join CMASS ,Latinos Unidos (LU)  and Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA)  for a virtual scavenger hunt that explores Latinx Culture for an evening of fun and celebration. Enjoy the game and converse with student leaders and staff to share memories and experiences about being Latinx.Co-Sponsors:  Latinx American Cultural Center, Latinos Unidos, and Students of Caribbean Ancestry


Telling our storiesTelling OUR Stories:  The Latinx Diaspora
Tuesday, October 14, 2020 | 5:30pm
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Reclaiming Columbus Day and revealing the truth about native lands and Indigenous people of the North American Continent.

Guest Speakers:  Ellen Correa, Lecturer Civic Engagement & Service Learning (CESL) and Isabel Espinal, Reference Services Librarian for Afro American Studies, Native American Indian Studies and Information Literacy and Agustin Lao Montes, Associate Professor of Sociology and Afro-American Studies



cultural connectionsCultural Connections; Drop in Virtual Social
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm
Join to establish virtual connections with new and returning students and share strategies to thrive in remote learning!

Living Authentically as LGBTQIA and Latinx
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 7:00pmRegister in advance for this meeting:
Intergenerational storytelling experiences of being Latinx and Queer.
Co-sponsor:  Stonewall Center


stonewallLiving Authentically as LGBTQIA and Latinx
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 7:00pmRegister in advance for this meeting:
Intergenerational storytelling experiences of being Latinx and Queer.
Co-sponsor:  Stonewall Center


cultural connectionsCultural Connections is a staple of Welcome Week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote positive connections and community with peers and staff.

This vibrant event is open to the campus as a celebration of our cultural plurality.

Zoom in to Join!

Thursday,  August 27, 2020 
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Time 4:00-5:00pm


coachesSuummer Success with CMASS Success Coaches

CMASS Success Coaches are available to support your success and wellbeing throughout the year.  Join us during drop-in hours M-Th to talk with a coach about stressors or concerns impacting your well-being, your focus on student success, and maintain motivation.

To connect with a Success Coach you will need to log into Navigate to make an appointment and  get Success Coach’s zoom meeting ID.

Remember we are in this together!S