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Pitt-Johnstown Spanish Club to Hold Latin American Cultural Celebration

Pitt-Johnstown Spanish Club to Hold Latin American Cultural Celebration

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Spanish Club will hold a Latin American Cultural Celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Chaser’s Lounge on the main floor of the Student Union building.

     The Pitt-Johnstown Spanish club is holding Saturday’s event to promote cultural awareness and understanding of Latin American people.  “By illustrating certain aspects of this population through dance, the arts, regional foods and discussion, we hope to make our campus as well as the local community more aware of this exciting and vibrant culture,” said Judy Freedman, Pitt-Johnstown program specialist, international services.

     This annual event will feature presentations at 1 p.m. from Latin American Study Abroad participants Alexis Wieczorek and Kayla Washko.  Ms. Wieczorek will speak on volunteering through Amizade, a global service learning program.  Ms. Washko will talk about her study abroad experience in Peru.

     At 2 p.m. a salsa performance and dance workshop will by held by Sherry Lynn’s Ballroom Dance Center.

     Participants can also experience Latin American cuisine and enjoy a Latin American film.

     The event is free and open to the public. 

     For additional information, contact Judy Freedman at the Office of International Services, 269-7980 or jfreedma@pitt.edu.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.   A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 4/14/2009 11:30:00 AM