Our celebration was a success!
Thanks to the combined efforts of Heritage Studies and Campus Ministry our Dia de los Muertos celebration honored the spirits and then some. Some highlights of the night included a reflection and prayer courtesy of Sister Betsy, a presentation on the pagan, Latin American, and Catholic roots of Dia de los Muertos by Ben Remillard, and assorted presentations by Dr. Ortiz's seminar students. Of course, there was a copious amount of candy, drinks (including a deliciously warm cider brewed by our own Dr. Ortiz), and snacks courtesy of our department co-sponsors. The night was capped off with students trying their hands at sugar skull style face painting. A big thank you goes out to the 40+ people that showed up to our event.
Check out some of our pictures from the event below (check back for updates later in the week!)
|Our brave intern Ana was the trendsetter of|
the night thanks to her half-face painting
|Here, our resident artist Kerry is in the middle of one of |
her many masterpieces of the night
|The new face of our program?|
|For those of you who couldn't tell, that's Dr. Ortiz|
behind the mask
|Ana hard at work on our altar|
|The finished version|
|Dr Ortiz's students presenting an original song|
|Ana presenting as part of her Spanish seminar|