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Experience Latinx culture by lounging with ALAS

by Breonnah Colón - Lifestyles Editor
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 09:00 pm

With winter fast approaching, it’s easy to get windswept by the blustery weather that’s been whipping across The College at Brockport’s campus. Students can be seen scurrying about, trying to stay out of the wind and random downpours. While there might be a few who eagerly look forward to the first snowfall of the year, many aren’t particularly excited to welcome the bleak winter days that will follow in its stead. Thankfully, there’s a little heat making its way to campus.

The Association of Latin American Students will soon be hosting its annual “Lounging with ALAS,” an event catered to bringing a hint of Latinx culture and flair to the college campus. 

ALAS is one of several culture clubs that exist on campus. It focuses on introducing students who may not be familiar with Latin American and Hispanic culture to a welcoming and open environment to learn the heritage and lifestyles of students whose ethnicities make up about 20 percent of the United States’ population alone. The club also serves as a community outlet for students descending from Latin or Hispanic roots.

Vice President, Mathew Goris explained the event is a cultural experience that can teach the college community something new about Latin American culture.

The event will consist of several performances, one of which will be carried out by ALAS’ own dance team. There will also be access to a mix of both Spanish and English music as well as traditional Spanish food, commonly shared across different Spanish cultures. Both students and outside guests are welcome to attend the event.

“Lounging with ALAS” will take place on Friday, Nov. 10, in the Seymour College Union Gallery. Doors open at 8 p.m. with ticket prices at $1 per student and $3 per guest.

While students may be hesitant to pay for entry, they can rest assured knowing their payment will go to a great cause. 

President Savannah Valentin emphasized the event serves a dual purpose in exposing students to the work carried out by the club, as well as spreading awareness  for the devastation that struck the island of Puerto Rico with Hurricane Irma and Maria earlier in the year.

 

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