July 26 in the Western Virginia Federal District Court, Sin Barreras has two clients who were sworn in as U.S. citizens. Bravo to both, Cesar G. and Marco M., who have been working toward this day for over a year!
On June 25, fifteen Charlottesville area residents participated in a graduation ceremony celebrating completion of an eight-month Leadership/Civics course put on by the University of Richmond, the Sacred Heart Immigration Center and Sin Barreras. Mayor Walker, Police Chief Brackney and Captain Reeves of the Albemarle County Police as well as various church leaders were among the guests of honor at the well-attended ceremony. See a local article from Charlottesville Tomorrow at:
Congratulations to all!
On April 29, ESOL students and tutors closed out another six months of language study as our UVA volunteers headed into their exams and departure for the summer. Another semester of substantial achievement for all! Sessions will resume in the autumn.
The Cville Sabroso Festival, our area’s only annual Latin American music and dance festival, is one of Sin Barreras’ premier events; and 2018 was our sixth year of great success, with 2,400 attendees. Different nationalities performed their countries’ music and dance dressed in colorful national costumes. Abundant ethnic food came from Hispanic food providers. Meanwhile, UVA and other volunteers offered crafts and kids’ face-painting. Cville Sabroso is designed to show the richness of Hispanic society to the wider community. It has also become an integral part of Charlottesville’s cultural calendar and, for the first time, was partially financed with official City funds.