A photographic exhibit of Latina families engaging in the traditional Quinceañera celebration will be presented by local photographer Tom Hocker at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Room 110 of Purdue University Calumet’s Classroom Office Building.
The photographs, taken in Northwest Indiana and Central America, depict the traditional celebration of the 15th birthday of Latina family daughters. The program is offered by the university’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Purdue Calumet students who have participated in Quinceañera also will discuss their experiences and the importance of the celebration in their lives.
Refreshments will be served; community members are invited to attend.