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

Latino/a/x Heritage and Iowa Pork Theme Meal

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a Latino/a/x Heritage and Iowa Pork themed meal. Happening at the following market palces: Burge Market Place, Catlett Market Place, and Hillcrest Market Place.
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Latinx/a/o Heritage Month: Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Latino Native American Cultural Center
Join us as we gather in community to kick off Latinx/a/o Heritage Month: Sin Limite (No Limit). At the event we will be sharing some announcements about what the rest of the celebration month will hold and announce a fun way we are celebrating our 50th year anniversary! Masks are STRONGLY encouraged!
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Latinx Council Virtual Lunch

Thursday, September 16, 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 Meeting

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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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Dive in with the Stanley: Rufino Tamayo

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
Dive In with the Stanley is taking a break until November. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us again when programming resumes. Follow the Stanley on Instagram: @uistanleymusem
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