Latin Flavor Fills PA Campus During Annual Arts Week

Latin Arts Week commenced this Tuesday, kicking off a week of activities and festivities to celebrate Latin culture. The week’s activities began with a special meal in Commons featuring Latin American foods. Students were treated to a variety of specialties and a celebratory cake. On Wednesday, Women’s Forum and Af-Lat-Am hosted a screening and discussion of the movie “Real Women Have Curves,” the story of a Mexican-American girl attempting to balance her heritage and her ambitions in mainstream American society. The festivities will formally kick off this weekend with a dinner entitled “Latino Perspectives: What Unites Us As a People in the United States,” featuring a faculty panel and discussion. Saturday’s activities include dance lessons and a “Cultural Exchange” Festival. The dance lessons will be given from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evening by Spanish Teaching Fellow Comfort Halsey and Johanna Marmolejos ’04. Saturday’s events will conclude with a dance in the Borden Gym entitled “Baile: A Celebration of Latin Culture.” The dance will welcome members of Af-Lat-Am societies from area schools, and all participants are encouraged to wear Latin clothing.