Experience Oaxacan culture and cuisine on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 12pm-5pm here at CSUSM! The event is a festival that exemplifies the beauty, cuisine, and culture of the southern Mexican State of Oaxaca, home of 16 indigenous communities. Oaxacan immigrants to our local community represent one of the NEWEST And FASTEST growing immigrant groups from Mexico. Oaxacan indigenous students are a present and growing percentage of our diverse student body. The department of Anthropology has been working for over 20 years with these communities who have partnered with us to present this one day celebration of local and campus diversity! We expect over 3,000 Oaxacan indigenous community residents and their families at CSUSM to attend the event. There will be a folkloric dance presentation representing the various regions of Oaxaca as well as food and arts and crafts vendors sharing Oaxacan cuisine and artistry. This event is an ideal assignment or optional credit opportunity for your students. CSUSM Students enter free with ID! All other attendees enter with a $8 dollar entrance fee that goes towards paying the cost of the event and for local community based projects impacting Oaxacan students and communities.