“A son de parranda,” the CLACS Holiday Party

On December 14th, CLACS and KJCC joined to host this year’s holiday party. With a backdrop of photos by Los Seis del Sur, the sounds of parranda music, the smells of  arroz con gandules, pernil, pasteles, coquito, y tembleque, and lots of dancing it was an undisputedly Puerto Rican fiesta.

The coming together of both centers started early in the fall as KJCC and CLACS hosted former Young Lord, hall of fame journalist, and co-host of Democracy Now, Juan González, as the first Latino to hold the Andrés Bello Chair for Latin American Culture and Civilization.  The party marked the culmination of a semester where Puerto Rico took center stage in KJCC’s programming, in events organized by González who taught the course “The Forgotten Chronicles: 200 Years of News Reporting
on the United States by Latino Journalists” at CLACS through the fall semester. Students, faculty, and staff joined in celebration in what was a memorable night.

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