October 5: Crafting Local Commemorations: Honoring Día de los Muertos in Shenandoah Valley

Posted on: September 22, 2023

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Engage in dialogue and artistic expression related to celebration and appreciation of Día de los Muertos at this event on Thursday, October 5, 5:30-7:30pm in the Madison Union Ballroom.

Estela Knott, a musician and cultural arts organizer, will share her experiences commemorating Día de los Muertos in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and craft ofrendas, guided by local artist Marissa Kalo, and experience cultural practices while reflecting on their own cultural celebrations of their ancestors. Join us as we expand our conversations about how JMU can create and support spaces that are authentic and respectful to honor Día de los Muertos in our communities.

Co-sponsored by JMU Libraries, The Honors College, College of Arts and Letters, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies. Learn more.

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