“It’s necessary for the student body to be exposed to something other than the norm,” explained Yismilka Sosa ’10, director of S.A.L.S.A. (Spanish American & Latino Student Association), at “A Taste of Sazon,” held on Friday, October 16, 2009.
Four groups sponsored the event:
• Latino Student Association
• Fairfield United
• Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA)
The purpose of the event was to celebrate Hispanic month and expose the University community to different cultures. “A Taste of Sazon” was held at BCC LL; it began at noon and was scheduled to run until 2 p.m., however ended an hour early due to the strong participation of students who enjoyed the home-cooked meals that ran out quickly.
Student cooks created dishes from the Caribbean, South America, and Central America, and attendees enjoyed their “taste of Sazon” while listening to ethnic music. Students displayed signs that revealed facts about the countries in front of the various foods, and hand-made menus were available to all.
“The food is great. It reminds me of home,” said Magarita Jules ’10, who is from the Caribbean island of Haiti. “I’m excited the Fairfield University body is open to sharing my culture.”
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