An update on this year's Festival
The Staff at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh has made the decision to postpone the 40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival because it is unlikely that large gatherings of this nature will be possible without significant public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 this Spring. As we had originally targeted April 10, 2021 for our Latin American and Caribbean Festival, and we must move cautiously through COVID-19 risk mitigation, we aim to hold a hybrid virtual event, with various live performances over two days.
First and foremost, we prioritize the safety of the participants, vendors, and the general public and we want to celebrate this joyous event with peace of mind. For that reason, we are also optimistically planning for a live, in-person 40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival for October 2, 2021, (held in the same location—Wesley W. Posvar Hall Patio), if University and City of Pittsburgh guidelines allow us to have a safe event. We also plan to move the annual Festival celebration to the Fall for the foreseeable future. For now, we hope that the April 10th event allows us to maintain connection and give a preview of the type of activities we hope to engage in. More information will be provided soon.
Jessica Craft, our Administrative & Program Assistant, will be the Festival Coordinator. This year she will be working alongside Luz Amanda Hank, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming, to organize the 40th Edition of the Festival. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Luz Amanda Hank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you in the Spring—mark your calendars: Saturday, October 2, 2021.
40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Wesley W. Posvar Hall Patio
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
To see photos from last year's Festival, click on the Photo Gallery below. (Photos by Michael Peeler)