Multicultural Festival to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manatee Technical College
6305 E State Rd 70
Bradenton, FL 34203
Esperanza Gamboa

Enjoy live music from Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean.  See Mexican folkloric dancers, Brazilian Capoeira and more! Free event for the whole family.  Vendors will provide ethnic food for purchase.  Proceeds support farm worker families in crisis.  Learn more about the Farmworker Career Development Program, Manatee Technical College, and Radio Unidos WUDN 101.1 FM.  Celebrate cultural diversity and Cinco de Mayo at MTC on Saturday, May 6!

The Farmworker Career Development Program, the Latin community, and Manatee Technical College (MTC)  present the 17th Annual Multicultural Festival.  The festival celebrates Cinco de Mayo.  It will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Road 70 East in Bradenton.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Three bands will play live Latin music from Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean. Mexican folkloric dancers and Brazilian Capoeira will perform. Various vendors will provide ethnic food for purchase.

The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community, the 52nd anniversary of the Farmworker Education Program in Manatee County, and to raise money for the Farmworker Emergency Fund. This fund is used to support farm worker families in crisis situations.  It provides them with health services and educational scholarships.

The Multicultural Festival offers a unique experience to showcase our cultures.  It also gives the public the opportunity to enjoy the MTC Main Campus facilities.  While here, learn more about Radio Unidos WUDN 101.1 FM, the new Spanish-language community radio station.

For more information, please call the Farmworker Career Development Program at 751-7947, or 751-7900 ext. 1048.  You may also stop by their office at the MTC Main Campus.

About the Farmworker Career Development Program

The Farmworker Career Development program provides career services and appropriate training leading to year-round employment to eligible migrant and seasonal farm workers. Program goals are to help farm workers and their children 1) increase knowledge of non-agricultural career opportunities and employability skills, 2) obtain the education and/or job skills to prepare them to enter or advance in the non-agricultural workforce, and 3) provide supportive services to help them reach their goals. The farmworker program also provides emergency stabilization services such as food and rent to those who choose to stay in farm work.