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Athens' 11th Annual Latinx Festival to be Held Virtually

UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

The entire Athens community is invited to attend the 11th Annual LatinX Festival this weekend.  


Beto Mendoza is Director of the event, which, like many others, will be virtual this year.  

“This is a super special festival because we are under the pandemic, and we’re trying to keep safe, not only our community but our own families. We’ve never before appreciated the live performances, the music, and more than ever, we need this.”


Because it’s virtual, this year’s fest will feature participants from around the nation and globe. 


“We have an interview with Chef Oscar, and this opens new doors because Chef Oscar is Mexican. This time we will have three composers, three songwriters from Mexico, which makes it a little more special.” 


The festival is Saturday, October 17th from noon to 6 pm. 


“People can go to Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens on Facebook, or they can go to YouTube and find our YouTube page Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens, and also they can visit our webpage.”


Last year’s event was the largest to date with more than 2,000 Athenians attending. 

For more information, visit www.latinxfestath.com.  

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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