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The   City of Evanston and the Federation of Hometown Associations from the State of Jalisco, Mexico (known as “Fedejal”), will celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month with a free event in Evanston. As one of the Illinois stops for “Jalisco Week,” the Evanston event will   feature the Mariachi group Mexico Vive; folkloric and contemporary dance   troupes; artisans straight from Jalisco; and much more. This event is free   and open to the public.

The “Jalisco en Evanston” event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 29 at the Levy Center, located   at 300 Dodge Ave. in Evanston. This is the second year that the City of Evanston will host this celebration.

The Evanston event is part of a week-long tour of the area. Each year, during the months of August and September, Fedejal celebrates “Semana Jalisco” (Jalisco Week), when they tour several   cities in Illinois to celebrate their culture and traditions as a   prelude to Hispanic Heritage Month. The other stops on the “Jalisco Week” itinerary include Joliet, Round Lake Beach, Cicero, Aurora, Chicago and Melrose Park.

“Fedejal appreciates the work done by the Club Pro Works Juanacatlán to bring ‘Jalisco Week’ to the city of Evanston,” said Fedejal President Sergio Suarez. “We appreciate the support of the City of Evanston and of course we are grateful to Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl for opening the doors of Evanston to Fedejal. This will be a great opportunity for Evanston residents to live, share and celebrate the cultural traditions of Jalisco and Mexico.”

Fedejal builds bridges between the U.S. and the Mexican State of Jalisco. Fedejal aspires to a global society that embraces diversity of cultures and shares a commitment to ensure that all people who want to work, contribute to their communities and seek a better life for themselves and their families have the opportunity to do so in an environment of dignity   and respect.

For more information about Fedejal, visit their webpage at www.fedejal.org or call 708/938-5123.