On Sunday, September 28th, over 500 people attended our second annual Sabor de las Américas (Flavor of the Americas) heritage festival, enjoying authentically prepared food, a live Latin band and folkloric dance troupes representing the diverse cultures of Latin America. El Pueblo held a press conference about the need for just immigration reform, while our women’s group, Mujeres Unidas (Women United), sold t-shirts they had designed themselves, and our health fair offered free screenings geared toward the underserved Spanish-speaking community.
It was a beautiful day of celebration, education, and bridge-building in the unique melting pot that is the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A big thank you to our sponsors and to all of our volunteers for making this wonderful event possible!
Enjoy the photos.
Bridget, Rosa y Ana watching the dancers. Check out Ana's fake PUMA shirt: PERU (with a llama).
Is this an Old Navy ad? Or simply the 2007 mullet-toss queen and her groupies? Or maybe just Anne and her homies dancing to the Cupid Shuffle. You pick.
Julio y David, our favorite serenaders, singing Mexican love songs. Ay, ¡que romántico!
Ingrid works her mad face-painting skillz on one of the kids.
Elizabeth, la reina del festival--she made the whole thing possible.
Tour of the Faithful groupies!! They were on TV, too!: http://www.wlox.com/global/
Mexican folkore dance troupe, courtesy of Mujeres Unidas--even more charming in person!
Available for special events and quinceñearas. No, seriously, we are.
Dance No. 2, à la cowgirl.
the evening ends with a serenade of the lovely Katherine.
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¡Que gran éxito!