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Dia De Los Muertos Event: Michigan State University
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with the Michigan State University Museum, will host activities in celebration of the 2010 El día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
El día de los Muertos, an ancient Mexican celebration in which families reconnect with departed ancestors, provides a special opportunity to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of those who have moved ahead into the sacred lands of Mictlan, the realm of the "fleshless" or the dead. El día de los Muertos is observed November 1 and 2 in connection with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. "The MSU Day of the Dead celebration will enhance understanding of Mexican American culture while providing a unique opportunity to experience artistic expressions and traditions," notes Javier Pescador, MSU professor of history.
Activities on Tuesday, November 2, include:
RCAH Theatre (Snyder Hall, terrace level)
6:00 p.m. -- Welcome
6:10 p.m. -- MEXA presentation
6:30 p.m. -- Aztec dance
7:00 p.m. -- Procession to the MSU Museum
7:30 p.m. -- Dedication of Broken Dreams, News Seeds, the ofrenda (multimedia installation) created by Gabrielle and Javier Pescador, to Latin American immigrants.
8:00 p.m. -- Poetry reading, art workshop, sugar skull workshop led by visiting artist Guillermo Delgado
Refreshments provided by Maria's Tacos.
Related exhibition: "Dignidad Rebelde: In the Spirit of the Living and the Dead"
MSU Museum, October 25-November 23
In Rememberance of my father:
Arturo Gonzalez Jr. - September 29, 1952 - April 26, 2009 <3 Te Extraño
We recognize that the history of the majority of people worldwide is a history of colonialism, genocide, and exploitation. Our art is grounded in Third World and indigenous movements that build people's power to transform the conditions of fragmentation, displacement and loss of culture that result from this history. Representing these movements through visual art means connecting struggles through our work and seeking to inspire solidarity among communities of struggle worldwide.
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