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-Thursday:  2:00-10:00pm

Contact Information:
Bartlett Hall, Rm. 2022
Phone:  413-545-2073

Plural Histories of the Cultural Centers
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Stress Free Week @ the LACCJoin us at the Latinx American Cultural Center for a stress-free week.  Come study with us as you refuel with coffee and cocoa and make stress balls.


Latinx Heritage MonthIt’s Latinx Heritage Month: a time to engage with music, history, healing and community building. Note some activities require reservation. Sign up now!





LACC Reggaeton Party


Enjoy your 3rd week by joining us at the LACC Reggaeton Party!  Enjoy sumptous cultural dinner, test your skills in playing games, and gather info on Greek life from the fraternity and sorority informational tables.

It is a night to remember:  Saturday, September 17 | 6-8pm  | Amherst Room - 10th Flr, Campus Center


Move to BombaMonday, October 3 | 6:30 PM | Hadley Room, 10th Floor, Campus Center

The rhythmic and interactive relationship between dancer, drummer and singer cannot be explained, it can only be experienced.  Dance workshop led by cultural practitioner Jorge Arce and UMass alumna Charmaine Santiago.


CLACLS Dinner ReceptionYou are invited to celebrate el Día de la Raza at our annual CLACLS Reception Dinner, which will be held on Monday, October 10th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (Amherst Room, Campus Center, 10th floor).

We are excited to have nuestros queridos colegas Agustín Lao-Montes and Dinah Orozco Herrera who will speak on "The Politics of Love and the New Colombian Presidency"!

Partners, parents, and children are welcome! 



Writing from the RootsThursday,  October 13 | 6:30 PM | Room 1920 (19th Floor) W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Discover the power of writing from cultural/historical memory and define your true story. Start or continue the journey of healing and empowerment through connection to self, ancestry, and the environment. Lead by psychologist and writer Marianela Medrano. 

Great News:  We are serving pupusas!

Register NOW:

More on Marianela:

Marianela Medrano was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has lived in Connecticut, USA since 1990. A poet and a writer of nonfiction and fiction, she holds a PhD in psychology. Her literary work has appeared in anthologies and magazines in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Her poetry has been translated into Italian and French. She is a faculty mentor for the PhD program in Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership at SouthWestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Medrano’s individual publications include: Oficio de Vivir (Buho,1986), Los Alegres Ojos de la Tristeza (Buho,1987), Regando Esencias/ The Scent of Waiting (Alcance,1998), Curada de Espantos (Torremozas, 2002), Diosas de la Yuca, (Torremozas, 2011), Prietica (Alfaguara, 2013).  Rooting (Owlfeather Collective, 2017).

 TEDTALK at Ursuline College:

  Movie Night @ LACCCoco the Movie @ LACC
Monday, October 17 | 7-9pm
Bartlett 202

LXCC and Stonewall will host Coco – an animated fantasy film in Bartle202 on October 17th. Find out what message the movie wants to relay.  Refreshments provided!


  Cual es la salsa to Authentic BelongingWednesday, October 19 | 6:30 PM | Student Union Ballroom

Have a seat at the dinner table to dialogue in community about belonging, inclusion and strengthening community.