Embrace the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with events all week long

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April 30, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The La Familia Club at Eastern Oregon University invites the campus community to join in a week-long celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War from 1861-1867, and has since evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.

Events will highlight history, artistry and delicacies of the Mexican people. A complete schedule follows below: 

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 30
    Movie Night & Discussion: A Better Life
    6 p.m. in Badgley Hall, Huber Auditorium
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
    Maternal Instincts: Portraits of Women in Oregon and Mexico
    Presented by: Professor Jessica Plattner
    4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210
  • THURSDAY, MAY 2
    Game Night: Loteria (Mexican Bingo) and various arts & crafts
    6:30 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210
  • FRIDAY, MAY 3
    Outdoor Barbecue & Dance
    BBQ starts @ 7:30 p.m. & Dance @ 9 p.m. at EOU Tennis Courts
    $4 per person for the BBQ and $3 admission to the dance
    *Carne Asada will be served at the BBQ