New center to celebrate and educate people about Latin America

September 20, 2022 / CBS Pittsburgh News

By Royce Jones

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There are a few places reserved for celebrating and educating people about Latin America.There is now a new center in Pittsburgh dedicated to doing just that.”This particular initiative is important because it’s an outreach to the community to show the community what Latin America is about,” said Milagros Pereyra, executive director of the Latin American Studies Association.

While about a fraction of the size of most museums, there is still an impressive amount of things to see and do at the Latin American Cultural Center in Oakland.

“Most people when they go to a museum, they have about two hours to spend,” Latin American Studies Association Senior Advisor Billie DeWalt said. “And after that, they want to go home. We have more than a two-hour experience here.”

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About the Latin American Cultural Center (LACC)

LACC features a small but highly informative museum display, as well as live programming in an intimate performance venue that highlights the diverse cultures, music, film, and current day issues of Latin America and the Caribbean. Exhibits and related programming will be open to school groups who wish to explore this incredible region of our world. A large exhibit gallery is reserved for featuring changing presentations of special topics related to this vast geographical area.