Literacy, Latino culture celebrated at Clark College

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Clark College invites the community to celebrate Latino culture and literacy at a free, family-friendly event from 5 to 8 p.m. May 9 in the Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

“Celebracion de Mi Gente: El Dia del Nino/El Dia del Libro” is translated “Celebration of My People: Day of the Child/Day of the Book.” The annual event occurs around the April 30 Mexican holiday Dia del Nino, also celebrated as Dia del Libro by the American Library Association.

This year’s festival adds a bilingual puppet show based on works by Spanish-language poets and writers, bilingual storytelling, book reading and games, dancing, crafts, face painting, crafts, music and snacks. Children can pose for photos with Oswald the Penguin, Clark’s mascot.

Driving directions and parking maps are available at http://www.clark.edu/maps. Those needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP).

View a video of last year’s event at http://youtu.be/3eXEbX-3kXY.