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‘Semana Primavera’ Events Scheduled at UW April 18-23

April 18, 2016

A performance and discussion by a spoken word artist, a blood drive, a barbecue cookout and a final fiesta highlight “Semana Primavera” (spring week) April 18-23 at the University of Wyoming.

Sponsored by the UW student organization MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), this year’s celebration is “Honoring Our Intersectional Roots and Routes.” MEChA is celebrating its 32nd year as a recognized student organization.

Events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.

The week’s schedule:

Monday, April 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Cesar Chavez blood drive, Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

Monday, April 18, 7 p.m. -- Performance and discussion by Denver spoken word artist and Rawlins native Adrian Molina, a UW graduate, Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Free.

Tuesday, April 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Cesar Chavez blood drive, Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

Tuesday, April 19, 1-3 p.m. -- “Paper Picado” art activity, Wyoming Union skylight lounge. Free.

Wednesday, April 20, 4-7 p.m. -- Latina/o-themed dinner, Washakie Dining Center. Regular meal fees apply.

Thursday, April 21, 3-5 p.m. -- Barbecue cookout with Latino Outdoors and MEChA, Washington Park. Free.

Friday, April 22, 4-6 p.m. -- “Love in the Tetons,” film and discussion, Room 214 of the Classroom Building. Free.

Saturday, April 23, 4:30-11 p.m. -- “Fiesta Primavera,” Wyoming Union Ballroom. Tickets required. Students can pick up two tickets each, with their student IDs, beginning Tuesday, April 19, through Thursday, April 21, at the Wyoming Union information desk.

“All who wish to partake in the dinner -- whether a student or not -- will need a ticket,” says Norma Lira-Perez, MEChA club officer. “If there are non-students or community members that would like a ticket for dinner, I suggest that they contact a student who is willing to get tickets for them.”

She says UW students are allowed two tickets, plus additional passes for guests, which is equivalent to receiving a total of four tickets.

For more information, email Lira-Perez at or Robert West at

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