SCC Latino Student Association commemorates historical battle

Depictions of the battle showing Mexican cavalry overwhelming the French troops below the fort at Loreto. (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Depictions of the battle showing Mexican cavalry overwhelming the French troops below the fort at Loreto. (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

The victory by the Mexican Army over French forces in the 1862 Battle of Puebla will be commemorated during an early “Cinco de Mayo” event, Tuesday, April 26, at Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road.

The Latino Student Association presents the celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school’s Turquoise Room. It features a panel discussion with local community leaders on the “State of Latino Arizona: Politically, Socially and Culturally.”

The featured panelists will be:

  • Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski
  • Arizona State Sen. Rebecca Rios (D-23)
  • Lupita Medina Villa, President/CEO of the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center

An art exhibit with pieces provided by ALAC and a reception with light appetizers will precede the panel.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

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