Dia de los muertos Invocation and Celebration

Event Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: 
CSRC Library - 144 Haines Hall

Martha Ramirez-Oropeza, artist and adjunct lecturer in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies will lead a traditional Day of the Dead invocation ritual outside Haines Hall, followed by a discussion in the CSRC Library with professors Ofelia Cruz Morales and Delfina de la Cruz. Morales and de la Cruz will discuss how their native village Chicontepec, Veracruz, sets ofrenda for its traditional Xantolo (Day of the Dead). The presentation and discussion will be given in Nahuatl and Spanish, with English translations provided.

Martha Ramírez-Oropeza is a mural painter, a performer in popular theater, and a researcher/lecturer of the Nahuatl pre-Hispanic codices of Mexico. She was the vice-director of the Mascarones Theatre Group for 32 years and the designer and co-founder of the Nahuatl University pyramid campus in Ocotepec, Morelos, Mexico. She conducts international Nahuatl Culture seminars in Mexico and lectures at UCLA, where she annually holds an immersive Day of the Dead course within the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.
 

This event is free and open to the public.

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