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Latinos in Action share culture at college

Snow College Latino ladies danced the folklórico to the beat of authentic Mexican music in traditional Jalisco, Mexico dress to help celebrate Latino Heritage Month.
Snow College Latino ladies danced the folklórico to the beat of authentic Mexican music in traditional Jalisco, Mexico dress to help celebrate Latino Heritage Month. – Photo courtesy Brian Vega
Latinos in Action share culture at college

 

Daniela Vazquez

Staff writer

9-29-2016

 

EPHRAIM—The Snow College Latinos in Action (LIA) club wanted to showcase a piece of Latino culture by painting the stage of the Eccles Center with colorful wardrobes, music and Latino dancers.

Vice president of the LIA club Brian Vega said the dancers became invested in the opportunity to represent a part of Latino culture through a series of social dances performed on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Stefany Marquez is attending Snow from West Jordan and is a member of the LIA club with a desire to help promote the authentic Latin culture to society.

“I loved that I got to give Snow College a taste of my culture,” Marquez said . “It was a really neat experience for me to practice and perform because it was something I normally wouldn’t have done.”

This year the LIA created the motto “Encouraging Latino students to go to college,” and will continue working with autistic children in our schools under the Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR) program. The group visits elementary schools and helps kids learn to pronounce English words and then to read.