41st Annual Whittier College Tardeada Celebrates Latino Culture

October 19, 2012

Whittier College will hold its 41th Annual Tardeada, a celebration of Latino culture, on Sunday, October 28 from 4 p.m. -6 p.m. in the Campus Center Courtyard on the Whittier College Campus, 7214 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90608. This year's festivities will celebrate the lifestyles and cultures of the Californios—the original Hispanic settlers of California. Special guests include history reenactors from the Friends of the Pio Pico Historic State Park. There will be delicious, classic Hispanic cuisine and special performances by Paso de Oro, a Whittier-based Latin American dance group; Bravo High School Latin Jazz Ensemble, Amigos Unidos, as well as mariachi performances by Los Palmeros. Tickets for this event are $12 per person which includes food and entertainment. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at (562) 907-4962 or e-mail Luz Galbreath, Director of the Ortiz Programs at: lgalbreath@whittier.edu

Tardeada will be preceded by a special dedication of the "Poets Wall" mural. This mural is located on the east side of AJ Villalobos Hall. Distinguished artists Wayne Healy and David Botello, otherwise known as East Los Streetscapers were the creative lead behind this project. Political science professor Deborah Norden and history professor Jose Orozco worked with students on helping to determine what would be reflected on the wall. This unique installation was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Tardeada is sponsored and organized by the Whittier College Cultural Center, Ortiz Program, Amigos Unidos, and MEChA.