Latino group sponsors cultural event

La Jornada, Spanish for “the journey,” will celebrate student empowerment and community from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at West Middle School.

The Latino Education Achievement to Graduation, or LEAG, program at West is sponsoring the cultural event. Students and community members are invited to attend.

All events are free except for dinner, which costs $8 per family or $4 per single person.

Attendees also are asked to donate food, shoes, socks or T-shirts in teen sizes for youth in need.

Activities will include a talent show complete with prizes, an American Indian blessing, image and fashion consultation and makeovers, $5 haircuts, games, food, a guitar tribute to Carlos Santana, an empowerment workshop, performances by Ballet Folklorico Raices and a kick ball game between Los Latino leaders and members of the Grand Junction Police Department.


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