¡Bienvenidos! ACC celebrates the grand reopening of the Latin American Cultural Center at the Riverside Campus, a place for community and cultural celebration. More than 100 people turned out Tuesday, April 11, to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the new space.

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The Latin American Cultural Center — also known as El Centro — moved to a new space on the Riverside Campus that is triple the size of the original space. The space allows students, employees, and the community to gather and increase their understanding of Latin Americans’ culture, history, and contributions.

The expanded center now features:

  • A new mural created by Carmen Rangel, a former ACC student and local artist
  • A film screening space and a gathering area

A specialty library featuring a rare book collection donated by Dr. Andres Tiejerna, one of ACC’s founding faculty members and a Texas State Historical Association Fellow. 

The Tijerina Book Collection is one of the most comprehensive books about Mexican-American history in Texas and includes volumes on voting rights, culture, and education. 

Beginning this fall, the Center will launch a speaker series and develop a research fellowship for its extensive library collections.

The center is now open, and all students, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to visit.