The 14th annual Festival Latino was held on the MVNU campus on Friday, September 27. The program was located in the Prince Student Union and featured many fun and exciting activities. Students and community members were able to learn more about the Latino culture while enjoying games, face painting, balloons, popcorn, culture tables, food, fellowship and music.
Sophomore student, Keylor Vega from Costa Rica, was involved with Festival Latino so he can share his culture with others. “I get to actually see a little bit of my culture and talk to people from [the] same culture,” stated Vega.
Some MVNU AIM alumni were able to return to the festival to share more about their culture and their transition to the United States. Director of Intercultural Life, Jim Singletary, said that the event exists to “celebrate the culture of our students, giving them an opportunity to have something that celebrates their lives and to share with their peers. This is our mission, to make everyone feel like they belong, not just for MVNU, but for our community.”
Photo by Leah Shaffer