Special Events

Those of us committed to the betterment of our St. Louis region have a great opportunity to reach out to others in a very special way. Please consider attending our conference!
Mark your calendar – October 11 & 12, 2012.
The Regional Arts Commission and Gitana Productions, is hosting a Cross-Cultural Engagement conference at Webster University. ” Building a diverse and dynamic community” I invite you to be part of an exciting and fresh discussion about immigration, interpersonal skills in cross-cultural engagement, poverty and accessing possibilities with the disabilities community.

A very unique celebration “kick off event” for bringing communities together will be held on Sept. 22. (Please see attached files). We would love to see Strauss Park filled up with unifying acceptance and love for all. Please share with students, faculty, community, neighbors, family, and friends. Let’s work on bringing communities together here in St. Louis! 

Register NOW! Visit Conference Overview at www.STLCross-CulturalEngagement.org A limited number of financial scholarships are available. 

“We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.” —Mahnaz Afkhami (Iranian-American Human rights activist; b. 1941)



Latino Legacy

Celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month 2012

Saturday, September 15th

Missouri History Museum

Lindell and DeBalivieri in the Forest Park, St. Louis MO


-5:30 P.M. Pre-event Cocktail Reception (RSVP cmy@belas-artes.net)

   Los Amancay will perform a variety of folk music from Latin America especially from their home country Argentina. 

-6:30 P.M. Los Amancay Live Music

-7:00 P.M. Opening Remarks

-7:15 P.M. Keynote Presentation “Making sense of the CENSUS- What happens to Hispanics may affect the nation”

-7:45 P.M. Insights on Hispanic Demographics with Prof. Onesimo Sandoval

-8:00 P.M. Latinicidad – Choreographic dance performance featuring several Latin American Rhythms by Diadie Bathily with Grupo Atlantico, La Morena, Capoeria, Tango, Salsa, and Bachata.



As part of the Latino Legacy Project,Latinicidad is about promoting the dance, music and other artistic expressions from Latin American countries. We emphasize the melding of races and cultures that come together in so many ways, giving each country a unique and beautiful version of their common roots.

Please note that parking could be difficult in the Forest Park. We recommend that you park off DeBalievieri just across from the Missouri History Museum.

All events are free and open to the public except the Cocktail Reception which costs $35 per person.


Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Missouri History Museum


Featuring several Latin American country tables, art craft demosntration, dance workshop, music, video, Dia de Los Muertos Altar and lot of fun for the whole family!

Many thanks to all that have supported us in making this event a reality!



To learn more about our Diversity and Leadership Development Presentations, Workshops on Hispanic topics, Tavelling Exhibits and other programs that we offer, please visit our website at


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