By Robert Digitale | The Press Democrat – PressDemocrat.com – Photo: Schlanker/The Press Democrat.
Photo: Janney Olmedo, 1 year old, performs with the group Ballet Folklorico Ireri Petaluma during the Fiesta de Independencia at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, California.
The next generation was on the minds of many Sunday at the Fiesta de Independencia in Santa Rosa. Latino youth danced, sang and gave brief presentations about Mexico and other Latin American nations at the 9th annual gathering at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Grownups watched and spoke of their hopes that such events can help inform young people of their heritage.