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Bilingual student organization hosts cultural concert

By Leeann Jimenez

A university student organization and a local non-profit group will host a Ladino Song Concert for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

“Ladino is a Spanish and Jewish culture mixture. We wanted to celebrate this culture through its music,” said Monica Cortes, treasurer of the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO).

BESO teamed up with Reaching Maximum Independence (RMI), a non-profit organization that helps disabled individuals reach their maximum level of independence to host the concert.  

The two organizations plan to increase awareness of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month through Ladino music.

Established in 2009, Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM) is an effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities.

Performers include vocalist Flicka Rahn, Flautist Rabbi Mara Nathan, and speaker and pianist, Ruth Friedberg. Friedberg will engage the audience with lecture throughout the concert.

The event will take place 7:30 p.m. Feb.18 in the Main Campus auditorium. Ticket costs range from $30-$55 on the RMI website. A&M-San Antonio students can attend for free with valid student ID and discount code, which can be claimed from the Office of Student Activities. For more information, call (210) 784-1329.


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LeeAnn Jimenez
LeeAnn Jimenez
LeeAnn Jimenez is a reporter for The Mesquite at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She studies Communications and aspires to work in the public relations field following her graduation. She previously wrote for Palo Alto’s Community College online news site, The Pulse. Between working her part-time job and going to school, she makes time for hobbies include hiking, spending time with family, friends, and learning.

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