The festival—presented by Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens (DIA), the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition (AIRC) and Casa de Amistad—took over West Washington Street between Hull and Pulaski streets in downtown Athens.
“The festival is a great chance for the Latinx community to celebrate the food, music, dance and people that make our cultures special, and to share all that with the larger community,” said Beto Mendoza, organizer of the Latinx Fest and local activist.
The message was referred to UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office to investigate and determine if the message violated the NDAH Policy, said Greg Trevor, the executive director of media communications.
The university prohibits harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity or national origin against “any member of the University Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for any member of the University Community,” according to the NDAH policy on the EOO website.
Ashlyn Webb and Maddie Ray