[Editor’s note: This event was originally scheduled for Oct. 10 but was postponed due to rain. The event will now take place on Oct. 24.]
Earlier this year, federal agents raided immigrant neighborhoods in Athens, taking away dozens of families’ breadwinners for deportation, separating fathers from wives and children and decimating the local Latino community. The 5th annual LatinoFest—featuring dance groups Tonali and Danzaztecs Sr. San Jose, music from Incatepec, face-painting, a puppet show and homemade food and crafts—will raise money for the families affected. The festival will be held at the Pinewoods library, the primarily Mexican mobile home park’s social hub, which is expanding into a triple-wide trailer. Head north on Highway 29 past Athens Tech, hang a left at Athens Christian School and follow the signs.
Noon–5 p.m. FREE!
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