Online – Cultural Education Forum: The Art and Traditions of Días de Muertos
Saturday, October 9 | 9:30 am–11:30 am
During this cultural education forum, scholars and artists will broaden your awareness and understanding of Días de Muertos (Days of the Dead), as they share and reflect on the history, traditions, and art of this significant commemoration for many Latino, Latina, and Latinx peoples, in particular for Minnesota’s Mexican community.
This educational forum will deepen and enhance the following learning outcomes:
- Learn about the spiritual symbolism and traditions of Días de Muertos.
- See the connections between identity, belonging, and the practice of cultural rituals and traditions.
- Understand the diversity of various histories, cultures, and experiences around Días de Muertos.
- Learn how these traditions allow families and communities to honor ancestors and celebrate life.
This cultural education forum is being offered in collaboration with CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) and the Chicano & Latino Studies Department of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.
We encourage you to also register for the October 23 offering Learning from Place: Días de Muertos on Lake Street.
Gabriela Spears-Rico – cultural anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Chicano & Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota
To ensure that cost is not a barrier, we have a limited number of complimentary spaces available for Minnesota residents. If you would like to receive a complimentary spot, please register with the promo code FEEWAIVER.
K-12 educators will receive 2 clock hours.
Registration Deadline Date: Friday, October 8, 2021