Passport to the World-Chile

Sunday, August 5, 2012 2-4 p.m.

O’More College of Design, 423 South Margin Street, Franklin, TN  37064

Come and learn about Chilean demographics, politics, religion, weather, novel prize winners and immigrants groups.  Look at its traditions, culture and folklore, dance of “La cueca” and live folk music. Chilean culinary culture with a taste of typical food, and information about exportation of wine, fruits and sea food.   Enjoy an exhibit of copper, ceramics, books, pictures, videos, leather, clothing and textile artifacts.

Marlene  Vergara  was born in Temuco, a city in the south part of Chile. She moved to Calgary, Canada for a few years, and then she moved to California. She has lived in Williamson County for the last 19 years, where her 2 daughters went to school. She’s currently employed as a Pre-K social worker with Franklin Special School District.

Cecilia Melo-Romie was born in San Javier, Linares in the center part of Chile. In 1967 she moved to Princeton, New Jersey then to California and in 2005 moved to Franklin in Williamson County where she has been an active public servant.  She is owner of CMR Marketing & P.R. and she is part of the Multicultural Team of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Rosario Langlois was born in Puerto Montt, a city in the south of Chile. She graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education from the Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile.  In 1998 she moved to Nashville, where she started working in the non-profit area with the Spanish speaking population. Currently works with First Steps Inc. as the Director of Outreach Programs serving children birth to three years old with disabilities.