The 36th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival will feature Latin American and Caribbean music, dance, food, arts, crafts, and information on local and regional organizations. Since its inception, the festival has showcased the diversity of Latin American and Caribbean cultures by combining the resources of the Center for Latin American Studies with people of Latin American heritage. The growth of Pittsburgh's Latin American and Caribbean community has made the festival one of the largest gatherings of Latin Americans and Latinos/as in Western Pennsylvania. The Festival is a wonderful example of how the University is able to bring together a multitude of humanistic pursuits in one single event: language, religion, visual arts, music, culinary arts, and dance; all while affording students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to reflect how the humanities frame the diverse heritage, traditions, and histories of this increasingly important sector of our regional population. In addition, the Festival highlights the University's strong commitment to community engagement, bringing to campus many hundreds of community members who may otherwise not have occasion to become familiar with Pitt and the opportunities it offers.