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Latinos share rich heritage

Eric Hirth

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Dancing, traditional Latino food and a salsa band are planned for the third-annual “Noche Latina Dance.”

The Latino Student Union y Amigos will host the event April 2 in the University Center Ballroom from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.

“Music is important to Latinos, and why not share it with the university community and celebrate our rich heritage?” said Leo Calderon, coordinator of Latina Student Affairs. “This is the Latino Student Union y Amigos signature social event.”

The salsa band Son del Caribe will provide entertainment as will a salsa and tango performance.

“The event promotes one of the university’s core values: multiculturalism,” Calderon said. “This is a great opportunity for students to interact with others who are from a different culture and background.”

Nagore Beltran de Guevara, an adviser for LSU, said the event will serve as a way to help rid the university of stereotypes and generate a better understanding of Latinos.

“It’s a way for the school to go out there and tell everyone that there is an interest and respect for the Latino community at NKU,” she said.

An attendance of 200 students, faculty and staff members is expected to join in the activities.

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