International Youth Festival Event | 3er Festival de Jóvenes por la Paz to be Held at Bronx Community College on Saturday, December 10 at 1 p.m.
(The Bronx, NY) Bronx Community College (BCC) announced today that it will host The United Nations Association of El Salvador and GLACO’s presentation of the International Youth Festival Event | 3er Festival Internacional de Jóvenes por la Paz on Saturday, December 10 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the GML auditorium. The event is open to the public.
The purpose of the event is to motivate and empower Hispanic, African and Minority youth in The Bronx and across the United States to express themselves through their talents in art, music and folklore in support of education for peace.
Along with BCC, the event will be organized with the United Nations Association of El Salvador, the Consulate General of El Salvador in New Jersey, the Mexican Cultural Foundation Institution of New York, the Hanami Foundation and Grito Cersa.
The event will feature singers and musical groups from Latin American and Caribbean countries residing in the United States. There will also be artists from Mexico and El Salvador.
Additionally, more than 60 artists from different countries, and members of the New Jersey Artist Collective, led by the distinguished master Amado Mora, will present their works at an event that promotes peace through art.
This year, many of the artists from the Collective exhibited at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Palestine and at the International Salon of Contemporary Art in Paris.
The artistic group is also made up of children, students of the teacher Juan Ramiro Torres.
Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo, BCC Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, said: “We are honored to partner with the United Nations Association of El Salvador for this event that will bring awareness to issues of social justice, equity and diversity. These are the hallmarks of all we do at BCC.”
Ambassador Ariel Valle noted “It is an honor to be part of the 3rd international youth festival to be heal at the Bronx Community College, I’m excited to announce that we are working along with the BCC (Bronx Community College) to concrete this amazing event, the vision of this event is to motivate and empower the Hispanic, African and Minority youth, not only in the Bronx, but across the United States, we are providing an amazing opportunity and a safe space for the youth to express themselves through their talents, in this specific case focusing in art, music and folklore, the main goal is to support education for peace.”
Ambassador Carlos García noted “This international peace event embodies UN sustainable Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), UN Goal 4 (Quality of Education) and embodies BCC Community values. I am humbled and honored to partner with Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo to bring this kind of global event to the Bronx and BCC!”
The organizers will be joined at the event by representatives from the local government along with members of the Consuls of Latin America and New Jersey.
This event provides the consular community, private sector, civil society and academia an opportunity to join efforts and celebrate art as a tool for the culture of peace.