Chattanooga State Announces Latin Festival-Reimagined

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - by Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State

Chattanooga State Community College will roll out its free Latin Festival-Reimagined event on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the main campus of Chattanooga State, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. in Chattanooga. The festival serves to honor and recognize the American Latino community during Hispanic Heritage Month.  

This free community event, different from years’ past, includes an open house-styled event with a focus on welcoming our growing Hispanic population to Chattanooga State.

“We want to showcase all we have to offer to support our students,” stated Quincy Jenkins, executive director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Some of those activities include campus tours, campus resources, community organizations, cultural performances and fun activities for children. 

Scheduled performances include interactive Zumba, Alma de El Salvador and Delta Hernandez, Xochipilli Dalton, Maya and Dance Brasil. 

Free food will be provided by SoulQue BBQ, Foodlamo (Venezuelan), and Carla Jones Catering (Guatemalan). There also will be free ice cream.  

Five hundred-plus Latino students are currently enrolled at Chattanooga State and festival proceeds have provided more than $80K to help fund the Latino Scholarship program at the college since the festival’s inception. 

Chattanooga State is grateful for the support of Latin Festival-Reimagined sponsors First Horizon, Cempa, the City of Chattanooga, EPB and TVA. 

For more information visit latinfestivalcha.org, email latinfestival@chattanoogaState.edu, or call 423-697-3220.


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