April 28, 2014
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"Día del Niño / Día del Libro"
On May 9, Clark College celebrates literacy, Latino culture
with an evening of family-friendly activities
VANCOUVER, Wash. – On Friday, May 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Clark College invites the community to participate in an evening of free, family-friendly activities that celebrate both Latino culture and the value of literacy.
“Celebración de Mi Gente: El Día del Niño/El Día del Libro” (“Celebration of My People: Day of the Child/Day of the Book”) is an annual event hosted by the college. It is free and open to the public. It is always held on or near the Mexican holiday of Día del Niño (April 30), which is also celebrated as Día del Libro by the American Library Association. This year, the festival will be bigger and better than ever, with a new bilingual puppet show based on works by Spanish-language poets and writers, as well as bilingual storytelling and book-reading, dancing, crafts, face-painting, bilingual games, crafts, live music, and delicious snacks. Clark College's mascot, Oswald the Penguin, will be on hand for photos with visiting children.
The event will be held in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark College’s main campus. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), prior to the event.
“As an institution dedicated to learning, Clark College is proud to host this annual event that invites all members of the community to come together and learn how literature and cultural diversity can enrich us all,” said Clark College Diversity Outreach Specialist Rosalba Pitkin, who helped organize the festival. “I hope many people come to take advantage of this wonderful event.”
Video [http://youtu.be/3eXEbX-3kXY] of last year's celebration can be viewed on Clark YouTube channel.