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immediate release – April 17, 2017
(DALLAS) – Richland College will host a day of family fun when Dia de la
Familia comes to the campus Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual
free event is presented by Dallas County Community College District and will
feature free food, entertainment, children’s activities, tours of Richland
College facilities and more.
Entertainment will include
performances from Folklorico, a dance group from Lake Highlands High School who
performs traditional Mexican folk dances; top winners from the Richland College
“So You Think You Can Dance contest”; a dance party with the school’s mascot,
R. Mobius Thunderduck; and more.
Activities will include a
children’s coloring station, and visitors can decorate their own traditional
sugar skulls at a booth sponsored by the Richland College Achieving Latino
Academic Success student organization. Richland College representatives also
will provide tours of its gaming and interactive simulation facilities,
including the motion capture lab, plus the Richland College Technology,
Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, or TEAM, Center.
Exhibitors, including other colleges
of DCCCD, local organizations, businesses and Richland College departments,
will be on hand to provide information and services to families who attend.
Dia de la Familia was initiated
in 1986 at Eastfield College in response to high dropout rates among Latino
students during their transition to college. In 1990, the event was adopted as
a DCCCD event hosted at Mountain View College. Since 1997, the event has been
held on a rotating basis at each DCCCD campus.
For details, call 972-238-6194. Richland
College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.