A presentation about the traditions of El Dia de los Muertos - The Day of the Dead - and a corresponding exhibition will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in 212 MacMillan Hall. The presentation and exhibition are part of the Center for American and World Cultures Fall lecture series on "Religion and Community" and the UniDiversity program.
Pat Camacho, a native of Mexico, student, senior program assistant and president of the Association of Latino and American Students (ALAS) at Miami Hamilton, and Jennifer Ciancio, senior social work major and Latin American studies minor, will speak about the exhibition they designed.
The Dia de los Muertos exhibition recognizes the cultural significance of the Latin American tradition that celebrates the lives of those who have died. This "ofrenda" - a decorated area that displays offerings to the deceased - honors the more than 400 young women who have died or are missing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The exhibit includes the film "On the Edge: The Femicide in Ciudad Juarez," which explores the cultural, political and economic issues surrounding the "femicide" taking place there.
The exhibition will be on display in the lobby of MacMillan Hall through Nov. 15.
The presentation will be followed by a reception.
This event is sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, ALAS-Hamilton and the Jose and Kathy Barahona Latino Resource Fund.
For more information, contact Megan Kuykendoll at 529-8373.