Dr. Salvador Treviño, Core Faculty in the AUSB PsyD program, served as master of ceremonies, which focused on food, art, music, and culture. Several people took the mic and shared history and memories of family and Dia de los Muertos. Dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Alma de Mexico of Santa Barbara performed in brightly colored skirts.
The celebration featured huge amounts of food – taquitos, chips and salsa, beans, rice, guacamole, and more, all free to those who attended. The food was donated by Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant, Chipotle at La Cumbre Plaza, Del Pueblo Café, La Central Bakery in Oxnard, Lala’s Bakery in Ventura, and Maria Hernandez.
Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch ($25 gift cards), Orgullo Mexicano (three handmade tote bags), and Moum Designs (handmade earrings) also donated prizes for a raffle. The proceeds will benefit the Latino Student Association.
Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, the Latino Student Association gathered to build altars on the first floor in preparation for Friday’s celebration. See more photos from Wednesday’s altar building with more photos on the AUSB Facebook page.