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Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC)

The vision of the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) is to develop and foster a sense of belonging where students can authentically engage with their personal, academic, cultural, emotional, and spiritual identities in a safe, trusting, loving, non-competitive, non-judgmental, yet challenging space. The Latino Native American Cultural Center is a living being that carries ancestral knowledge and history through the liveliness in our students' celebrations, passions, and overall vibrance of the center. Celebrating our daily existence and our ancestors is a value that we honor when being of service to the students, community, and future generations.

News and Announcements

Celebrating Latinx/a/o Heritage Month 2022

Thursday, September 15, 2022
The Latina/o/x Studies (LATS) Program wishes you a happy Latina/o/x Heritage Month!  From today, September 15, through October 15, UIOWA and the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) will be holding a variety of fun gatherings, thought-provoking talks, and celebrations of Latina/o/x culture and excellence. Click for details!

LATS Instructor Lina-Maria Morales Featured in Publications Analyzing Effects of Dobbs Decision

Friday, September 2, 2022
In the wake of the landmark Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court this June, many are asking what the effects will be on maternal and reproductive health care, racial and gender equality, voter motivations and turnout, and more. LATS instructor Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo has contributed her expertise on the issue in two prominent publications.

Latina/o/x Studies Faculty Are Featured Panelists for Ana Mendieta Film & Discussion, "The Nature Inside"

Friday, April 22, 2022
Latina/o/x Studies-affiliated faculty, Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder and Dr. Claire Fox, were featured panelists at the April 21, 2022 film screening and discussion, "Ana Mendieta: The Nature Inside."

Upcoming Events

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Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship and learn how you could receive up to $5,000 to study abroad! Applications are now being accepted for spring, summer, and fall 2023. The Gilman Scholarship program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad and better prepare them to thrive in the global economy. Scholarships are awarded to U.S...
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Sunset Salsa

Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Pedestrian Mall, Downtown Iowa City
In partnership with Sunset Salsa, we will be meeting downtown in the Ped Mall on the open patio located in front of Basic Goods for an evening of dance and music. Be sure to stop by!
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Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Monday, October 3, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship and learn how you could receive up to $5,000 to study abroad! Applications are now being accepted for spring, summer, and fall 2023. The Gilman Scholarship program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad and better prepare them to thrive in the global economy. Scholarships are awarded to U.S...
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My Curls, My Roots: A Conversation About Hair

Monday, October 3, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Latino Native American Cultural Center
Come join in conversation about hair in the Latinx community. We will talk about navigating the world as a person with curly hair, tying in conversations about Anti-Blackness in the Latinx community regarding curly hair, and working to understand the implications of curly hair. We will end the evening with a "hair bar" filled with samples of hair products for curly hair. We are working to have a person/representative from Counseling Services to be present for this conversation.
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Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Culture Symposium: Advocating for DEI in the Academy

Thursday, October 6, 2022 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
The Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, with funding from an International Programs Major Projects Award, sets out to explore the intersection of race, ethnicity, language, and culture and how to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the academy. The three-day symposium, taking place on the University of Iowa campus from Thursday, October 6, 2022, to Saturday, October 8, 2022, will bring together leaders and scholars from across disciplines and geographic areas and engage them in an open dialogue about the opportunities that advocating for DEI in the academy provides.
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