2010 Amigos Celebrates Latino Culture At Whittier College

Monday, March 15, 2010

Whittier College's Hispanic Student Association and MEChA present AMIGOS— a celebration of Latino culture with student performances, live music, and food from various Latin American countries on Friday, March 19, 6:00 p.m. in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90608. The event is open to the public, a $3 minimum donation will be requested at the door; all proceeds will go to help victims of the Chile earthquake.

The evening's entertainment will include live Mariachi music, performances by Paso de Oro Dance Company, various theatrical, dance, and musical student performances, as well as a Brazilian drum group presentation. 

AMIGOS is part of the 2010 Diverse Identities Program at Whittier College and is sponsored by the Associated Students at Whittier College. Each spring, the annual Diverse Identities program offers planned programming to create awareness and educate the student body about diversity and tolerance through interactive and thought-provoking events, dialogues, and cultural performances. The goal is to invite students to take a stand against discrimination by breaking barriers and becoming proactive about learning and appreciating racial, cultural, religious, ability, and gender differences