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Join Latino alumni for a conversation with Eduardo M. Peñalver ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law and Marihug Cedeno ’07, JD ‘13.

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Walk-ins will be accepted on site. (NYC Conference Center at Cornell ILR, 16 E. 34th St., 6th floor, New York, NY)

The Latino Living Center is an important cultural institution for Cornell’s Latino community.

Join us on February 15th for a conversation with the Allan R. Tessler Dean Eduardo Peñalver, to learn how alumni led philanthropic initiatives impact cultural institutions and diverse communities at Cornell.

Student led campus activism is alive and well at Cornell University and cultural institutions are uniquely positioned to help resolve issues faced by underrepresented students. The Latino Living Center (LLC) is a product of student activism. Over 20 years ago, on November 17, 1993, Latino students at Cornell took over Day Hall, the main administrative building on campus, in response to the vandalism done to a work of Latino artist Daniel Joseph Martinez. As one of the student leaders during this time and now administrator, Dean Peñalver will share his insights on how alumni can support and strengthen important campus cultural institutions.

Mario Rivera ’82, Ricardo Aguello ’04, and La Unidad Latina Foundation have launched an endowment campaign for the Latino Living Center (LLC).  The fund, through an annual payout, will provide unrestricted support to the LLC.  Founded at Cornell University in the summer of 1981, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated is the first Latino fraternity to be chartered at an Ivy League institution.  LUL endeavors to take a leadership role in meeting the needs  of the Latino community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture and people.

Location: NYC Conference Center at Cornell ILR, 16 E. 34th St., 6th floor, New York, NY