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Save the date for Latin Festival 2015

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 4.57.59 PMChattanooga State’s International Outreach Office is pleased to announce the date for Latin Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the Highland Park neighborhood in downtown Chattanooga.

Latin Festival is designed as a free community celebration with event proceeds supporting Chattanooga State’s Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Programs offered in Highland Park since 2001.

Latin Festival will have the spirit of a Caribbean carnival with fun for all ages and backgrounds. The Festival features traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by local artists and regional performers, a parade of nations, authentic food court, soccer tournament, visual artists’ showcase, a Hispanic Heritage Fashion Show and more.

Passport to Latino-American Challenge

A unique part of Latin Festival is our Passport to Latino-American Challenge. Announced earlier this fall as part of the National Hispanic Heritage Month and the causeway community connection grant, the Passport Challenge is a fun cultural learning experience for up to 500 participants. It will “challenge” people to connect with 24 educational booths and activities to learn about a different Latin country or cultural experience. Prizes are based on the number of passport stamps (via stickers) each participant receives during the Latin Festival 2015. Apply to participate in the Passport to Latino-American Challenge today!

We are honored to have leadership support for Latin Festival from the Benwood Foundation, and we are seeking additional Partners and Sponsors to help make this free community event come to life. Contact me to learn more: gladys.pineda-loher@chattanoogastate.edu or call 423-697-3204.

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