The Latin American Organization's ninth annual “Extravaganza” celebration will begin with appetizers at 5:30 p.m. and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at The Barn.
This banquet historically attracts hundreds of members of the HWS faculty and students to a variety of activities.
Student presentations explain numerous facets of Latin culture through traditional songs and dances expressing the national pride of Latin nations and peoples. The audience also shares an assortment of foods while learning about the many tastes abundant in Latin culture.
The evening serves as a stepping stone in building a foundation of understanding among cultures and helping eliminate prejudice. It also celebrates academic and leadership achievements of several students.
This year's evening will mark the end of LAO’s 30th-year celebration, honoring its past, celebrating the present and preparing for our future. Past executive board members will share what LAO has meant to them and significant Latino achievements and movements from the past 30 years will be recognized.