The Organization for Latin American Students (OLAS) is planning an event that will celebrate Hispanic culture in a fun way, according to Lince Quintanilla, president of OLAS.
The club will celebrate their second annual Latin Escape, Noche De Estrellas (Night of Stars), on March 31 from 8-11:30 p.m. in the Rockland banquet room.
The club wants to help students embrace and celebrate their culture while inviting others to celebrate alongside the organization.
The night will be filled with dancing and exciting activities. There will be a raffle and a performance by Mustang Movimiento, a Latin dance team on campus.
Quintanilla said that all who attend are expected to dress formally and to enjoy the food and drinks.
Quintanilla added that there will be a tribute to Selena, the Mexican American pop singer who was tragically murdered 22 years ago. Selena was an important figure to the Latin culture because she spoke English but sang in Spanish.
Salena appealed to a Latino audience from the beginning of her career when she performed with her family. Her goal was to display her Latin heritage in American culture.
OLAS is a cultural club on campus that serves as a support group for Latin American students. The group educates the Stevenson community about their culture through educational and social programs. Members also make contributions to the Latin American community in the Baltimore area through partnerships with other organizations.
Tickets for the event are available for pick up at The Rock and are free for students.