BAHIA celebrates its 40th

P1040741 (Custom)BAHIA, the bilingual child development and afterschool program in Berkeley, celebrated its 40th anniversary today with a walk and a run and a celebration in Cesar Chavez Park.

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Cuauhtli Mitotiani Mexica, the dance group, performed at the beginning of the day’s competitions and celebrations
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The dance group’s name means “Eagle Dancers” in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs
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Some of the dancers have children enrolled in BAHIA
Volunteers register runners and walkers
Volunteers register runners and walkers
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Pinning on numbers is serious business

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They're off!
They’re off!
Those too young to walk or run could bounce
Those too young to walk or run could bounce
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Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Executive Director of BAHIA
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Long lines formed at the taco truck after the races were over

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The course of the race passed the Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar, decorated with flags bearing the United Farm Workers logo. (Photo credit Santiago Casal)

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