“Conflicto. Solucion. Resumen del Argumento. Protagonista. Ambiente. Genero.” Noelia Perez’s second-grade students’ hands shot up in the air after she wrote the words on a whiteboard in her classroom at Skelly Elementary School, 2940 S. 90th East Ave.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Miami (CCEMiami) on the occasion of the international day of the book presents "Cervantes in Miami" on April 22 and 23, 2017. Including an action workshop, awards ceremony in collaboration with Miami Dade County Public Schools, Literary gathering and music concert; among others.
Organizers of the Minnesota event say it is the only one of its kind in the country. Even if the students spoke Spanish at home, the conference gave them a chance to use their language in a new setting.
Much like the United States, the countries of Western Europe have experienced massive immigration in the last three decades. Spain, in particular, has been transformed from an immigrant-exporting country to one receiving hundreds of thousands of new immigrants. Today, almost 13 percent of the country’s population is foreign-born.
Hoping to expand the community’s outreach to its Hispanic population, the 2016-17 Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Project LEAD class will be raising funds to expand the Dwight Foster Public Library’s Spanish book collection.