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Evanston Celebrates "Jalisco Week" August 30

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The City of Evanston and the Federation of Hometown Associations from the State of Jalisco, Mexico, Fedejal, will celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month with a free event in Evanston.  As one of the Illinois stops for “Jalisco Week,” Evanston will be hosting the Mariachi group Mexico Vive; folkloric and contemporary dance troupes; artisans straight from Jalisco; and much more.

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

From Sunday,  August 26, to Sunday, September 2, Fedejal will be touring several cities in Illinois to celebrate their culture and traditions in honor of “Jalisco Week,” which commemorates the anniversary of the founding of Fedejal. Other stops on the "Jalisco Week" itinerary include Chicago, Aurora, Cicero, Melrose Park, Round Lake Beach and Joliet. This year will mark the first ever visit to Evanston.

“Fedejal appreciates the work done by the Club Pro Works Juanacatlán to bring 'Jalisco Week' to the city of Evanston,” said Fedejal President Sergio Suarez. "We appreciate the support of the City of Evanston and of course we are grateful to Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl for opening the doors of Evanston to Fedejal. This will be a great opportunity for Evanston residents to live, share and celebrate the cultural traditions of Jalisco and Mexico.” 

Fedejal builds bridges between the U.S. and the Mexican State of Jalisco. Fedejal aspires to a global society that embraces diversity of cultures and shares a commitment to ensure that all people who want to work, contribute to their communities and seek a better life for themselves and their families have the opportunity to do so in an environment of dignity and respect.

For more information about Fedejal visit their webpage, www.fedejal.org or call 708/938-5123. For more information about the event please contact Adelita Hernandez at ahernandez@cityofevanston.org or 847/859-7833. 

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