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Viva la Salsa! Latin Dance Party Fundraising Event

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What: Village Earth is hosting a Latin Dance Party to benefit our work with indigenous communities in Peru. Lots of great music and even a quick dance lesson for those that want to learn to dance salsa! Also, beautiful and unique arts and crafts from indigenous artisans in the Peruvian Amazon. And beer will be provided by Odell’s brewing company! When: Friday, April 24, 2009, 7:30pm Where: Club Tico in City Park. 1599 City Park Drive, Fort Collins, CO. Who: Everyone’s invited!! Why: We are trying to raise money for the many projects we are working on to support the self-determination efforts and alternative development plans of the Shipibo people. How: It’s only $5 to get in at the door the night of the event. (We’re not doing advanced ticket sales for this event.) We hope to see you there! It’s going to be lots of fun and all proceeds benefit Village Earth! For more information contact Kristina Pearson at [email protected] or 970-491-5754.

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