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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Westminster College  celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring performances from The Daughters of Corn Dancers on Sept. 18 & 19. The young Nicaraguan dancers represent Compas de Nicaragua and are stopping by the College as part of their U.S. Tour.

“The tour provides local communities with a unique opportunity to learn about Nicaraguan culture and current issues in Latin America while enjoying the beauty of traditional dance,” says Kim Winfield, adjunct instructor at Westminster College. “The dancers will visit classrooms throughout their stay, and all are invited to join in three public events.”

On Sept. 18, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will welcome the dancers in the Club Room, located in the McKelvey Campus Center, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Later in the evening, the dancers will perform in the Witherspoon Rooms at 7:00 p.m. The dancers will lead a Nicaraguan dance workshop on Sept. 19 in Witherspoon Lakeview Room at 7:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at Westminster College throughout September and October. These events are sponsored in part by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The First-Year Program, The School of Education, International Studies, Peace Studies, Modern Languages, and Psychology.

For more information about the Daughters of Corn Dancers, visit their website: www.compas1.org.

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