Friday, April 16, 2010

Student Organization Spotlight

Here at 5710 we want to give spotlight to the different cultural RSOs that work with our offices. This week’s spotlight is on:
Latino Student Association (at SSA)
Contacts: Chary Caraballo, Chair,
Karina Esparza, Co-Chair,
The School of Social Service Administration

Organization Purpose:The Latino Student Association at the School of Social Service Administration is comprised of those interested in increasing awareness on an array of micro and macro level issues related to the Latino experience in society. The organization provides mutual support for its members through meetings, social, and educational events. Additionally, LSA aims to establish formidable relationships with national and collegiate organizations invested in heightening cultural awareness to the greater University of Chicago community. Chary Caraballo and Karina Esparza are the co-chairs this year!

Along with community projects, LSA is going to have a big event entitled Noche de Sabor Latino, next Friday, April 23 from 7-11pm! At this annual event, LSA brings the campus together to learn more about the Latino culture through food and dance. With Dominican food and empanadas, it’s going to be a room full of yummy goodies.

As far as music goes, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Regaeeton will be played all night! With different styles and dances, LSA wants to make sure that many styles can be represented for the students at the School of Social Service Administration. In attempt to let everyone have fun, LSA will be also hold multiple dance lessons for these styles of dance throughout the evening! So don’t worry if you don’t know any moves, you learn plenty before the end of the night.

With food, dancing, and fun, LSA also wanted to show off a Merengue routine that Social Chair, Genny Castillo has been working on with some members of the Organization of Latino Students (OLAS) this past quarter.

Please come and learn more about LSA and the SSA next weekend, April 23rd from 7-11pm at the Noche de Sabor Latino! You might pick up some Spanish phrases by the end of the night!

Please check out our event page for more information: