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Posted on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 — 9:29 AM
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) provided educational support for an ongoing exhibit at Cheekwood that highlights a disappearing folk art traditionally found on Latin American drivers’ trucks and buses. “Dichos: Words to Live, Love and Laugh by in Latin America” is on display to the public through Jan. 17. Dichos are sayings or amusing expressions that individuals drivers inscribe on their vehicles in a variety of graphic styles and colors. With the emergence of corporate trucking companies and the government push for standarized public transportation, the number of vehicles decorated with dichos is becoming more scarce. CLAS offered two teacher workshops to help K-12 instructors maximize the content as a teaching tool with their students.
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