Food, music, dance featured in Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Karen Labra is a Canfield High School student who will perform for the 2012 Cinco de Mayo celebration at Youngstown State University.

Karen Labra

The Youngstown State University Latino Student Organization presents “The Battle of Puebla Cinco de Mayo Celebration” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 4 in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

The event will feature food, music and student performances, including Mariachi singer Miguel from Mexico, a band consisting of YSU and Canfield High School students and alumni, singing by YSU student Katie Hankins and Canfield High School student Karen Labra, and dancing by YSU students Dacmara Delgado and Anita Gomez. Rocio Rosales, YSU assistant professor of psychology, will do a brief presenation on the history of Cinco de Mayo and the Battle of Puebla.

The event is organized by the YSU Latino Student Organization, Los Buenos Vecinos, Sociedad Mutualista Mexicana, the YSU Hispanic Heritage Celebration Planning Committee, the YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs, and the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity.

The event is free and open to the public.  To RSVP and for more information, call 330-941-2087.