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Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center Founded by Chicano and Native American Students in 1971 Exhibition: Home

This guide is a collection of resources related to the exhibition in the Main Library Gallery. (Spring 2021.)

Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center Founded by Chicano and Native American Students in 1971

BUILDING OUR OWN COMMUNITY:
50 YEARS OF THE LATINO NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER
FOUNDED BY CHICANO AND NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS IN 1971

MAIN LIBRARY GALLERY EXHIBITION

Resources for Gallery Visitors

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

In 2021, the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Created in 1971 by Chicano and American Indian students, LNACC has a long and important history at the University of Iowa. This exhibition in the Main Library Gallery shares that history in depth, and explores its establishment in the 1970s, its activism and programs, and much more. LNACC continues to be an active advocate, supporter, and resource for Latino and Native American students at the University of Iowa.

“The Center over the years has provided shelter, friends, music, theater, dance, poetry, books, and many, many discussions which were useful to balance the one-sided education most Chicanos and Native Americans received elsewhere.” -Antonio Zavala, co-founder of LNACC.

From the Curators: 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 the overall vibrancy 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.

Exhibit Curation: Rachel Garza Carreón, Christopher Ortega

 

CURATOR HIGHLIGHTS & EXHIBITION GUIDE

 

 

VIDEOS

Co-curator Christopher Ortega talks about Spanglish in the student publication Nahuatzen:

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

 

Exhibition and Engagement Coordinator, Main Library Gallery

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Sara Pinkham
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