Latino Living Center
The Latino Living Center, a residential program house, provides students from many cultural backgrounds a safe and supportive environment where Latina/o cultures and worldviews are valued. Founded in 1994, LLC is located on north campus in Anna Comstock Hall across from Risley Residential College and a short walk from Robert Purcell Community Center.
Latino Living Center's 55 residents represent a wide variety of heritages and backgrounds, but all share a common interest in Latino/a culture, history and current events. Their appreciation for the values of Latina/o heritage includes respect for individuals, dedication to education, commitment to community and the importance of family.
LLC truly is more than just a place to live. It quickly becomes a home, with all the comforts provided by a strong, familial environment. That is the Latino way!
The Café con Leche discussion series, community dinners, Latino Heritage month events and more are traditional LLC events. In addition, dances, movie nights, faculty dinners and various celebrations, including the Bienvenidos BBQ, Dia de los Muertos and Day Hall Takeover commemoration are scattered throughout the year.
Café con Leche Series
The Latino Living Center's Café con Leche series allows students, student organizations, programs and departments to present a topic and engage in conversation and dialogues with members of the Cornell community. The topics of Café con Leches range from issues affecting Latinos and other racial, ethnic and cultural communities in topics ranging from policy, media, education, identity, health and more.
Most events take place on Friday at 6:30 pm. Please check for time changes and registration details.
Fridays @ 6:30 pm
Join us this Spring for the Latino Living Center Café con Leche Series. This series allows students, student organizations, programs and departments to present a topic and engage in conversation and dialogues with members of the Cornell community. Topics range from issues affecting Latinos and other racial, ethnic and cultural communities in topics ranging from policy, media, education, identity, health and more.
Fridays @ 6:30 pm
January 27: Bienvenidos!
Join us for some arroz con leche and conchas on the house to celebrate the beginning of the spring semester. Please register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r1956225
February 3 : Hablemos
Join Juliana Garcia in a discussion where we dive into topics that we don't normally have with Latine parents. We talk about the latest thing that our family, neighbor, or friend did last week but there are certain conversations that we avoid and brush under the table because they are uncomfortable to talk about. Those conversations usually involve topics that our generation may be open to but our parents' generation is not open to. Let’s have these conversations over some snacks and drinks. Please register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2017337
February 10: Debate que divierte
Join us for a presentation of a full round of debate in Spanish! Come meet the Spanish Debate Team at Cornell & hear about their experiences debating in Latin America. Please register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2035067
February 17: Latin dance workshop with Sabor Latino
JJoin Sabor Latino for a Latin Dance Workshop. You will be encouraged to learn and dance merengue, bachata, & salsa, followed by some social dancing! Register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2045211
March 3: Surviving Cornell 101
Join our Program Coordinator, Enrique, in a conversation about failure, rejection, studying tips and tricks, mental health, taking breaks, time management, etc. at Cornell!, Register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2063202
March 10: Resume building workshop
Join RA Peter for an evening of crafting the perfect resume, CV, and LinkedIn for your academic and professional goals. There will be Jarritos and snacks!
Register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2066259
March 17: ALPFA Café con Leche
The Association of Latino Professionals for America - ALPFA is ecstatic to announce an ALPFA Café con Leche hosted at the Latino Living Center Lounge on March 17th. We will have a small presentation on being a Latine in professional settings and understanding the intersectionality of being a Latine woman. Refreshments and empanadas will be provided.
Register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2071161
March 24: Drained - Coping with the pressure to conform as a Latine Student at Cornll
Are you feeling drained sometimes from constantly having to switch who you are depending on the situation at Cornell? Do you sometimes feel like you have to sacrifice your authenticity in order to fit in? Join us for our upcoming Café con leche event, "Drained: Coping with the Pressure to Conform as a Latine Student at Cornell," where we will explore the concept of "code-switching" and its impact on your life.
Our facilitator will guide you through interactive activities designed to help you reflect on your experiences, share insights with your peers, and learn practical strategies to navigate this phenomenon more effectively.
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with other Latine students, gain valuable tools for success, and build community. See you there.
Register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2075301
April 14: But Where Are You "Really" From?
Join las Hermanas at the Latino Living Center for an insightful conversation discussing regional differences and diversity of identity, while enjoying delicious food. Register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2099517
April 21: La Manplesa
Join ACaU as we welcome La Manplesa Organization for an empowering poetry workshop that revolves around the 1991 Mt Pleasant Protests! With members and organizers of the mass movement, these leaders will offer perspectives on urbanization, and police brutality revolving around the DC area. However, their lessons and conversation will provide an uplifting message to communities of all backgrounds maintaining their identity in a time of such pessimism and polarization!
ACaU is excited to announce this event to be held at the Latino Living Center, under the guidance of the Café con Leche Series. Echoing our reflection on principles, we are also working alongside the American Studies Department and the International Student Union in a coalesced effort to reach college students of all backgrounds and cultures. Please register via Campus Groups: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/ACaU/rsvp_boot?id=2048742
April 28: Advancing Latinx's in the Workforce
Join us for a presentation on job/internship recruitment tips from RA Tanya! Register via Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2105542
May 5: Ice cream social at Cornell Dairy Bar
Join Program Coordinator, Enrique, at the Cornell Dairy Bar from 5-6pm! Enjoy free ice cream and the last cafe of the semester (spots are limited). Meet Enrique either straight from class, the LLC, or anywhere else you may be coming from. Register on Campus Groups: https://cglink.me/2ee/r2110937