On March 6, the Alhambra Latino Association (ALA) will host a festival celebrating Hispanic culture and tradition. Entitled Literatura y Cultura: A Family Affair, The festival is meant to create a sense of community at the Alhambra Unified School District and help facilitate student-teacher communication.
“We want to both improve the relationship between teachers and students, as well as form cultural awareness,” said ALA president Rosa Aguilar.
The festival features several teacher-parent workshops. In addition to this, literature courses hosted by authors and executives will be discussing the Hispanic publishing industry. Children’s book readings are also planned to take place.
Tri-City Orchestra will provide additional entertainment and music. Food and refreshments will be served in between workshops and presentations.
The event ends with the second annual AHS Poetry Slam. This will be a gathering place for students to recite and present original poetry and verse.
Literatura y Cultura takes place on March 6 in the AHS Quad and Cafeteria. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the community with a five dollar admission fee.