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Rhythms of Latin America: Dance Gala for IRTF
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM (EST)
Sneak preview of our entertainment on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw1k8rSxJWs&feature=youtu.be
Raffles, fair trade jewelry and chocolate sales all evening. Enjoy BYOB
7:30pm Exclusive Gala Reception Begins. Gala ticket holders are invited to join showcase dancers for hors d'ouveres. Showcase dancers will perform a variety of Latin rhythms including Salsa and Cumbia performed by TDT [The Dance Team from Latin Soul Ballroom (LSB)], coached by Joe Fornadel; and IRTF's Carlos Julio Aponte and Mirna Carias. Fair trade hot chocolate and horcata are the featured beverages.
9:00pm Doors Open, General Admission. Fair trade hot chocolate, horchata, soda, and snacks for sale. Ice cold Lake Erie is on the house!
9:15pm Beginners Salsa Lesson, no partner required, taught by the TDT salsa dance performers!
10pm Social Dancing... with ¡La Peña Mundial! DJs in the house spinning the hottest salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia and more! Dance on one of the finest dance floors in Cleveland (the same place La SalsoTeca and Super SalsaDrome is held). No partner required, just be inspired by the rhythms of Latin America and celebrate!
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InterReligious Task Force on Central America
IRTF is a Cleveland-based, nonprofit group that promotes peace and human rights in Central America and Colombia. People of faith and conscience founded IRTF after the 1980 murder of four US church women (two from Cleveland) in El Salvador by US-trained soldiers.
IRTF calls together the people of northeast Ohio to walk in solidarity with oppressed peoples of Central America and Colombia, to achieve peace, justice, human rights, and systemic transformation through nonviolence.
Since 1981, IRTF has mobilized NE Ohioans to change US policies, corporate actions, and consumer behaviors that undermine this vision of nonviolent social change.
Please see our website at www.IRTFcleveland.org