Mission

The UI Cultural Centers provide intra- and cross-cultural education, leadership and organizational development opportunities, social justice education and change, a "home away from home" for students, and a safe space for cultural and psychosocial development. The Centers compliment the academic mission of the University by enhancing students' experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

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Vision

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.

History

The LNACC was founded in the summer of 1971 by three students (Tony Zavala, Ruth Pushetonequa and Rusty Barceló) as the Chicano and Indian American Student Union. The center was founded as a “friendship” house formed by students for students. In 1994, it was renamed the Latino Native American Cultural Center. Over the years, this center has become the home to many students and student organizations that sponsor conferences, pow-wows, study groups, community educational programs, boycotts, and rallies to address community and campus issues. This center is a “home away from home” to all that walk through our doors.

Amenities

The Center is available for programming and as a venue for University of Iowa student organizations’ events.  It is equipped with: a fully-stocked kitchen, a living and dining room, game and study rooms, a library, wireless internet (Netflix, Pandora)  computer and printers for our patrons to use, TVs, and various board games. The LNACC has anything you need to host a program, make a meal, study, or simply relax and socialize with friends!

Location

308 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, Iowa

Hours

Beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center will operate with the following hours:

Monday-Thursday, 12:00-8:00pm

Phone:
(319) 335-8298

Email:
lnacc@uiowa.edu

Faculty/Staff Council 

Professional Staff

Portrait of Isabela Flores

Isabela Flores

Coordinator, Latino Native American Cultural Center
Women's Summit Co-Advisor

Upcoming Events

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Latinx Council Virtual Lunch

Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
Meeting Times Due to Covid-19, all of our meetings will be virtual until further notice. You will find we are still a great community. We have both official meeting times and more casual lunch and connects, please join us! All UI members are welcome to attend meetings, however, if students will be observing as a part of a class, please email the council in advance at: ui-latinxcouncil@uiowa.edu.  Fall 2021 Council Meetings If you are interested in joining a meeting or lunch, you must sign in…
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Latinx Council Virtual Lunch

Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
Meeting Times Due to Covid-19, all of our meetings will be virtual until further notice. You will find we are still a great community. We have both official meeting times and more casual lunch and connects, please join us! All UI members are welcome to attend meetings, however, if students will be observing as a part of a class, please email the council in advance at: ui-latinxcouncil@uiowa.edu.  Fall 2021 Council Meetings If you are interested in joining a meeting or lunch, you must sign in…
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Hawks of Color

Friday, December 10, 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space. Gather with faculty, staff, postdocs, and students at our December in-person social event. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Our December event will be an in-person social at 2750 University Capitol Centre Iowa City 52240.  Register here Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all…
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Hawks of Color

Friday, February 11, 2022 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register here in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global…

Hawks of Color

Friday, March 11, 2022 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global majority,…
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