Dia De Los Muertos Altar
Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated on November 1 which honors the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. This year, CSN’s Latino Alliance participated in the Spring Preserves’ Dia de los Muertos celebrations by sponsoring an altar. With the theme of “El Camino Hacia la Educación son los Pasos Dorados a la Prosperidad” (The Path Towards Education are the Golden Steps to Prosperity), the Latino Alliance sought the assistance of artist Linda Loya. The altar pays tribute to three historical figures who forged their path within education and learning to advance their communities:
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H. (English: Sister Joan Agnes of the Cross; 12 November 1648 – 17 April 1695), was a self-taught scholar and student of scientific thought, philosopher, musician composer, and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain (Mexico).
Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953) was a Puerto Rican poet and a civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers.
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales (June 18, 1928 – April 12, 2005) was a Mexican American boxer, poet, and political activist.
With the support of her family and friends, Linda spent countless hours making paper flowers, building frames, and assembling items. Many faculty and staff volunteers assisted and presented the altar which had thousands of attendees.
On display until NOVEMBER 15
9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Tyrone Thompson Student Union, Room 121