For the past 14 years, Lambda Theta Alpha has chosen one Latin American country to bring to Seton Hall University through music and food.
This year they chose to bring Brazilian traditions to the campus, on Wednesday, April 9, with the hopes of raising $300 for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
With the upcoming World Cup being held there, Brazil was an easy choice for this year’s Sabor Latino.
The event featured popular South American drinks and snacks as well as traditional Brazilian dishes. Each table had its own theme, determined by centerpieces, which gave the audience facts about the culture of the country.
Sabor Latino also traditionally includes entertainment and a speech.
This year’s entertainment was Capoeira, a mix of martial arts and dance, as performed by Groupo Liberdad de Capoeira.
Franchesca Guzman, president of the sorority’s Delta Chapter, was the main speaker.
She spoke about why Lambda Theta Alpha chose to start Sabor Latino as well as the history of the chapter itself.
Guzman hopes to “continue with the legacy of bringing diversity and cultural awareness to Seton Hall University,” and to bring attention to St. Jude’s research.
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