Spanish Club celebrates Day of Cultures

Jessica Brandom

The City College Spanish club will be celebrating “El Dia de la Raza” on October 9. This cultural event will take place in Gorton Quad from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There will be cultural presentations by members of the Spanish Club about the different cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Mayan, Toltec, Aztec and the Incan. Professional dancers are slated to perform dances in the Maya, Incan and Colombian styles, and a Mariachi band will also perform during the festivities.

The Spanish club is also hosting several contests open to all students. There is going to be a singing and talent competition, a dance competition, as well as a poetry contest. There are prizes of fifty dollars for the first place winners of these contests.

Any student wishing to participate in the poetry contest should write a poem about their cultural heritage and submit it to the Spanish club. Any student wishing to participate in the singing, talent, or dancing should contact the Spanish club by October 7. Poetry submissions must be turned it no later than October 7 to Jessica Brandom at: [email protected]