The IU Northwest Latino Studies Program and the Latino student organization ALMA will host the 8th annual Noche de Celebracion, Friday, Nov. 4th beginning with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dance, song and poetry from 7-10 p.m. in the IU Northwest Theatre, Tamarack Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
IU Northwest hosts the celebracion as one of many events that enrich cross-cultural knowledge and unite various races, religions, cultures and ethnicities. Noche de Celebracion promotes a better understanding of the Latino culture through presentations of music, ballet, stories and poetry. Performers from northwest Indiana such as Mariachi Acero, Ballet Folklorico and Jesus (Chuy) Negrette will entertain the crowd with unique performances and presentations that speak to the heritage and culture of Latino people.
The Latino Studies Program, as well as ALMA, is proud to sponsor events such as this that serves to expand cultural horizons and enhance the academic needs of its members. All other functions and activities enhance social and cultural needs that encourage discovery and knowledge of heritages different from ones own. Both groups are open to any student, regardless of race.
For more information about Noche de Celebracion, or the programs mentioned herein, contact Dr. Raoul Contreras at 219-980-6665 or firstname.lastname@example.org