By Elina Urrutia |Staff Writer|
Come learn and experience Latino culture.
Día Latino is a celebration of Latino culture, presented by Acto Latino and Los Amigos Spanish Club.
The event will be held on campus, June 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the library lawn.
Los Amigos Spanish Club is a student run organization that provides students a common interest in Spanish languages and culture.
“Almost everybody has one view of what Hispanics are; that is the typical Mexican with the big sombrero and the big mustache and that’s not who we are,” said Valerie Salazar, president of Los Amigos.
The club tries to educate other people on the culture of Hispanics everywhere.
“We have African descent, we have European descent, we are a mixture of every culture and we just try to represent that,” added Salazar.
During the event, many countries will be represented through their culture, music and food.
The event is free of charge for all students.
There will be various table areas set up to represent different countries, such as: Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Peru and many more.
Each table will present glimpses of diverse cultures from different countries and how they help make up the Latino culture as a whole.
This will help students understand that Latinos are not solely Mexicans, as it is believed in many occasions.
Not only that, but there will also be performances throughout the event, including special dances by Ballet Folklorico.
If you are interested to find out more about Latino culture, curious to see what it is made up of, or simply looking to have a great time, make sure to stop by and show support.
Join Día Latino for an afternoon full of culture, music, games, giveaways and much more.