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'Chisme, Culture and Chocolate' comes to La Casa



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The outside of the La Casa Latino Cultural Center is seen Jan. 12. It is located at 715 E. 7th St. Karen Cheng Buy Photos

La Casa Latino Cultural Center will lead a "Chisme, Culture and Chocolate" event from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.

This event, which is part of La Casa's mental health series, is a hang out at La Casa accompanied by snacks, drinks and crafts.

In Spanish, “chisme” means gossiping and chatting with others. Talking, or chatting, is an important part of the event, said Lillian Casillas director of La Casa in an email.

Surrounded by peers, attendees will prepare mentally for the semester by working on art projects or crafts, catching up with friends and eating some chocolate.

“It’s about catching up and drinking Abuelita,” junior Ruby Flores said, referring to a classic Mexican hot chocolate mix. 

Students can also create a vision board to set a tangible reminder of their goals for the yearor they can hang out in the living room.

Like other La Casa programs, "Chisme, Culture and Chocolate" hopes to help establish a community and provide an informal opportunity to connect with other students, Latinx or not. 

“It is easy to build a community at La Casa because it is a home open to everyone,” Flores said.

This event is free and open to IU students.

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