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FAMILY AFFAIR: The student group, Para La Familia, hosted their biggest event of the year Dec. 1-2 called Fin de Semana Familiar. The event gave Spanish-speaking families the opportunity to participate in activities similar to Homecoming/Family Weekend, in the Spanish language. A formal family dinner was one of the main events.

Families lined up for the buffet dinner, held inside the Beckham Ballroom in the newly remodeled Fayerweather building.
Event coordinators and Para La Familia members, from left, Miguel Ramirez, Scarlett Feliz, Rene Ventura and Katherine Rodriguez presented flowers to Sandy Tello, assistant director of Regional Programs and Networks. The mission of Para La Familia is to provide resources in Spanish for Spanish-speaking families that otherwise would not be available to them through the university.
Wesleyan President Michael Roth attended the dinner and mingled with the Spanish-speaking community. He spoke to the audience through a translator. 
A family version of Noche de Gala was another Fin de Semana Familiar event. Noche de Gala is the Latino formal held at the end of every Latino Awareness Month. The Latin dance group formerly known as Caliente performed salsa, merengue and bachata. (Photos contributed by members of Para La Familia)

For more information on Para la familia go to: www.wesleyan.edu/wsa/paralafamilia.