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Salsa night event held for Hispanic Heritage month

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For Hispanic heritage month, a salsa night event took place. It presented a chance for students to eat, dance, and embrace Hispanic culture.
“The most enjoyable part of the event is being able to see the students interact with one another,” Concert, Music, and Performing Arts chair AmA sayah Griffin said. “It’s great to see all of our planning fall into place as one cohesive event.”
Salsa Night is an event hosted by the Campus Activities Board every year as a part of the Hispanic heritage month. The purpose of this event is to provide an educational and fun experience for students to learn about and celebrate the Hispanic culture.
“I learned a lot about the history of the dances that our instructors were sharing with the attendees,” Griffin said. “It was fun to learn about how various types of Salsa Dancing came to be.”
To Griffin, Salsa Night also meant the chance to promote more campus diversity. It presented an opportunity to embrace the history behind the community. The event was also designed to represent Hispanic culture and the nationalities/backgrounds that exist in that culture, rather than focusing on one aspect

“We try to intentionally decorate and provide catering that is representative of Hispanic culture,” Griffin said.  “And symbolizes the diverse array of nationalities and backgrounds in the overarching Hispanic culture.”

This event also provided knowledge in the types of salsa dances like Merengue and Rumba along with the lessons that took place. Griffin stated that each year this event takes place, the Campus Activities Board looks to improve and build on the event.
“It’s a great opportunity to celebrate our campus culture and continue to promote our campus diversity,” Griffin said. “Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the history of a community that has helped build our nation and our school.”

 

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