The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) functions as the hub for Latino students and student organizations, as well as individual community members interested in learning more about Latino culture. The LCC is composed of two main parts, the business offices of the student organizations, and the lounge for academic and social activities. The purpose of the LCC is to provide a space for students to meet with study groups or to study individually, to socialize, and to hold cultural and social events.
Cena a las Seis, or "Dinner at Six," is an annual LCC-orgnaized Family Weekend event where we bring MIT students and their families together for a semi-formal evening of Latino cuisine and student performances and presentations. The student groups that annually participate in the organization and execution of this event are the Latino Cultural Center, La Union Chicana por Aztlan, the MIT Chapter of the Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists, the Association of Puerto Rican Students, Casino Rueda, Mujeres Latinas and the MIT Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Gala Sabrosura!, the semi-formal Latino cultural night, is held during the spring semester. In the past, the event has been very successful, attracting attendances of over 150 guests. This year, we hope to draw an even bigger and more diverse crowd by organizing a more aggressive advertising campaign and contracting a professional DJ to play only the best Latino music throughout the night. Please check back at the beginning of the spring semester for more details regarding Gala Sabrosura 2016!
The purpose of Festival is to promote Latino culture and food to the greater MIT community during Mes Latino. To participate in the activity, guests must walk around the festival and answer trivia questions about Latin America (which are posed by representatives from the different LCC groups). After answering at least three questions, guests can turn in their vouchers for delicious cultural food. At the same time, the exhibitor groups have the chance to promote Latino culture and their respective organizations to the wider MIT community.
Meet our awesome executive board for the 2016-2017 school year.
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