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

El corazón de la casa

A small kitchen scene in the exhibit that includes a 2D kitchen background and an exhibit case filled with photos of LNACC students eating and cooking. Faux tamales, peppers, and cookies are included.

The kitchen is the heart of the LNACC. The warmth of everyone gathered together around the table creates a sense of home that reminds everyone that this is a place where they are welcome, where they belong.


A photo of students gathered around a table and a photo of students making tamales.

From the exhibition.


A flyer for a tamale making event and a photo of a pot of tamales on a stove. Faux tamales are in a basket nearby,

From the exhibition.


A news article about meals cooked together at the LNACC, a photo of students around a dinner table, and a photo of two women making dinner in the kitchen.

From the exhibition.