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Crafting Local Commemorations: Honoring Día de Los Muertos in the Shenandoah Valley

Engage in dialogue and artistic expression related to celebration and appreciation of Día de los Muertos. Estela Knott, a cultural artist organizer, will share her experiences commemorating Día de los Muertos in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees will have the opportunity to view ofrendas, experience cultural practices, and reflect on their own cultural celebrations of their ancestors. Join this community as we spark and continue conversations about how JMU can create and support spaces that are authentic and respectful to honor Día de los Muertos on our campus.

Location: Rose Library 3rd floor "Flex Space" (turn left after exiting the elevator)

This event aims to offer an opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation, with a lens of cultural awareness, for how Día de los Muertos can be celebrated
  • Learn about a specific experience of a cultural artist organizer with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
  • Experience the integral component of artistic creativity in the celebration of Día de los Muertos

Co-sponsored by Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies (LAXC), the Honors College, and JMU Libraries.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rose 3rd Floor Flex Space
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Elaine Kaye
Nicole Wilson