University of Pittsburgh
March 21, 2014

Pitt to Present 34th Latin American and Caribbean Festival

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh will host the 34th Latin American and Caribbean Festival from noon to 10 p.m. March 29 on the first floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland.

The festival will feature Latin American and Caribbean food, crafts, and information on local and regional organizations. Vendors also will offer handmade and authentic Latin American products. Music and dance performances will be performed throughout the day.

Since its inception in 1979, the festival has showcased the diversity of Pittsburgh’s Latin American and Caribbean cultures. 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 the Center for Latin American Studies in the University Center for International Studies, Med Health Services, the Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute, and the Latin American Cultural Union.

For more information, contact Diana Shemenski at dms180@pitt.edu or 412-648-7394.

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