SALSA to Celebrate Latin American Culture at Barrio Fiesta
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s Spanish And Latino Student Association (SALSA) hosts its 8th annual Barrio Fiesta on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Memorial Center’s Young Main Lounge. This
event is free and open to all current IWU students and prospective students.
Each year, SALSA’s Barrio Fiesta celebrates the food, music and traditions of four
countries in Latin America in order to showcase the diverse cultures within the region.
This year’s highlighted countries are Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador and Argentina. The
event will include dinner, music, traditional dances led by students and faculty members,
poetry readings and a special guest performance.
Prospective students who attend Tú Universidad!, also on Feb. 2, from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., are invited to attend the Barrio Fiesta
as a chance to engage with current students and experience firsthand the impact that
SALSA has on the campus community. Tú Universidad! is designed to help Latinx students
and their parents learn more about the University community, the admissions process
and all financial aid resources.
SALSA hopes the Barrio Fiesta will show prospective Latinx students that there is
a supportive student community waiting for them, even before they step on campus as
The Spanish and Latino Student Association is an RSO dedicated to increasing awareness
and emphasizing Latin American culture, achievement and history at Illinois Wesleyan
University. Any student interested in learning more about Latin America is encouraged
to attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in State Farm Hall 201.
By Rachel McCarthy ’21