Created By: Jessica Raburn
“Latin Fest ICT”, is a unique, cultural festival, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic/Latinx people have been a part of Wichita since the cattle drives of the 1870s. The first substantial community developed with the arrival of Mexican railroad workers in 1900. There were several communities around Wichita in the early 1900s, including the North End which is now called NoMar on 21st St west of WSU. In 2019, there were 67,000+ Hispanic/Latinx people in Wichita making them the second largest ethnicity in Wichita. Lydia Santiago from the WSU President's Office is here proudly representing her culture! First person to find Lydia, take a selfie with her and tweet it to @CohenHonorsWSU gets a free Honors t-shirt!
When taking a selfie with Lydia - please ask politely and have someone else take the picture so you aren't completely in her personal space. Also, correction, Lydia works for the Office of Academic Affairs.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Honors Takes Old Town ICT