COM Hispanic Heritage Celebration to highlight Central America

Posted on: October 17, 2013

A land of rainforests, volcanoes and an estimated 41 million people, Central America is one of the most ethnically and geographically diverse regions in the world. Enjoy the area’s cuisine, music and culture during College of the Mainland’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Oct. 22 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the COM Breezeway.

Lunch will showcase the area’s food, including traditional El Salvadorian pupusas – fried corn tortillas filled with meat and cheese. A disc jockey will supply a soundtrack of the best of salsa and merengue music.

COM students in the Dream Act Leadership Organization, which is dedicated to educating the college and the community about immigration and higher education, will briefly share.

“Hispanic Heritage Month is about all of us, celebrating our similarities and differences,” said co-organizer Marylou Ortuvia. “Two years ago we focused on Spain. This year we’re excited to focus on Central America’s uniqueness.”

The event is free and open to the community to sample the foods, explore the culture and savor the sounds of the region.

For more information, call 409-933-8419 or 409-933-8291.

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