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Domino R. Perez, Director GWB 1.102, Mailcode F9200, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 471-8358

Celebracion de la Independencia

Thu, September 16, 2010 • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM • Main Mall, The University of Texas at Austin

This year marks the third annual "Celebracion de La Independencia" on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The "celebracion" is co-hosted by Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., and the Mexican American Culture Committee.

Although the 16th of September is Mexico’s Independence Day, eight other Latin American countries also gained their independence in the month of September and will also be recognized at this event. These eight countries include Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Belize.

The celebration of Latino history, culture, and heritage will be showcased throughout the event with various organizations presenting the different histories of each country. There will be free food and entertainment provided by different Latino organizations, including the Tex-Mex Conjunto Ensemble, the University of Texas’ Ballet Folklorico and Texas Latin Dance.  A dance contest as well as a "Grito de Dolores" contest are also scheduled.

Sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.; the Mexican American Culture Committee of the Texas Union; the University Co-Op; the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies; and the Center for Mexican American Studies.

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