El Centro de la Raza is hosting a series of events for Día de Los Muertos this year.
“The Legend of the Three Deaths” is the theme of this year’s celebration. Opening night is Saturday, November 1. Dinner will be served at 4:45 pm, and the opening ceremony starts at 5:45 pm. Admission is free. El Centro de la Raza is located at 2524 16th Ave South For more information, call (206) 957-4640.
The Ofrenda exhibit, where altars made by community members and organizations will be displayed, will be open November 1-21, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm. You may submit photos to honor your deceased loved ones at the exhibit. Photos of your friends and family who have passed, or photos representing social justice issues are both welcomed. The photo submission deadline is this Saturday, October 25. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring an original copy for scanning to the Development Office, Room 304.
There will also be a Wednesday Charla (discussion series) on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission is free.
- November 5, 2008
Dr. Lauro Flores
“Almas y Calaveras: Roots and Rites of El Día de los Muertos”
- November 12, 2008
Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez and special guest Dr. Gabriella Guttierrez y Muhs
“Opening the Portals of Time Celebrating El Día de los Muertos”
- November 19, 2008
Dr. Deborah Caplow
“The Art of the Day of the Dead in Mexico”