Fiesta en la Calle
CSUF Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage
Billed as President Fram Virjee’s “block party,” students, faculty and staff celebrated their Hispanic/Latinx cultures as they danced to Marc Anthony’s “Vivir Mi Vida,” jumped in for an impromptu “Payaso del Rodeo” line dance and watched the upbeat and vibrant performances by Ballet Folklorico de CSUF. Block party-goers ate empanadas, were wowed by a spoken word artist, made colorful paper flowers and painted their faces, a tradition for cultural events like Dia de los Muertos and Carnaval. The Sept. 18 fiesta commemorated Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, hosted by Virjee and his wife, Julie.
"It’s a month to celebrate our history, culture and the vital presence of our community.” — Ariana Mora Mero, Chicana and Chicano Resource Center coordinator