WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Latino Cultural Center at Purdue University has announced two upcoming virtual events. All events are free. Registration is required for all events and can be done through the LCC website:
- April 5 – “Planting Hope in the Age of COVID-19: A Conversation with Angelica Varela and Ozzy Gamez. In the midst of a global pandemic, more and more people are turning to plant care to increase their productivity and mental health. This conversation with Angélica Varela, owner of Semillas Plant Studio, and Ozzy Gamez, co-owner of Plant Shop Chicago, will focus on how plant care taught people resilience and gave them hope in the era. of COVID-19. The event starts at 6 p.m. Registration for “Planting Hope” is now open.
- April 12 – “Hair Politics: A Conversation with Sulma Arzu-Brown, Ona Diaz-Santin and Julissa Prado.” This round table will explore the politics of hair and the role that hair prejudices play in the way we navigate in different professional and social spaces. Through their experiences, this panel of experts will share how kissing their hair has led to empowerment and success. Participants will also experience the historical, societal and cultural impact of hair and learn how it can help challenge negative perceptions. The event starts at 5 p.m. Subscribe to “Hair Policy” is now open.
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