Latino Studies

Living so close to Mexico, it’s easy to see the Latino influence on day-to-day life here in Arizona -- from street names to fashion. And although a few certain contentious state laws enacted might have you believe that that influence goes unappreciated, even downright unaccepted. Sometimes that positive influence needs to be reinforced for the least accepting personalities among us. The first Festival de Artes Latino-Americanas showcases Latino-American voices that transcend the borders of Mexico, Guatemala, and Brazil. (And hey! Sheriff Joe probably isn’t totally sure why he even dislikes those cultures.)

Fri., June 1, 6 p.m.; Sat., June 2, 2012
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Christina Caldwell