University of Pittsburgh
March 16, 2012

Pitt to Present 32nd Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival March 31

Contact:  412-624-4147


PITTSBURGH—The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) in the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies will be hosting the 32nd Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival from noon to midnight on Saturday, March 31, in the William Pitt Union (WPU), 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Beginning at noon in the WPU Ballroom, the festival will feature Latin American food, crafts, and information on local and regional organizations; Latin American vendors also will offer products. Music and dance performances will take place in the WPU Assembly Room throughout the day. From 10 p.m. to midnight, there will be dancing to the sounds of Latin American rhythms.

Since its inception, the festival has showcased the diverse Latin American and Caribbean cultures by combining the resources of CLAS with people of Latin American heritage. The growth of Pittsburgh's Latin American community has made the festival one of the largest gatherings of Latin Americans in Western Pennsylvania.

The festival is sponsored by CLAS, the Latin American Cultural Union, Med Health Services, and the Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute.

For more information, contact Luz Amanda Hank at or 412-648-7394 or visit




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