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CWU hosts Dia de los Muertos celebrations Oct. 30

October 30, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Free

Halloween may be known as a day for fun costumes and candy, but it also coincides with Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” a day to honor the lives of those who have passed. Join the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) for Dia de los Muertos celebrations Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. in CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A&B.

As part of the celebrations, Professor Jason Dormady will give a speech on the importance and cultural significance of Dia de los Muertos. There will also be sugar skull decorating, Mexican folkloric dancing, poetry reading, face painting and live music. There will be prayer altars in the Museum of Culture and Environment and the Randall Hall art display from Wednesday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Oct. 31. Participation in all Dia de los Muertos events is free, and everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, please contact Jamese Johnson, CDSJ, at 509-963-2229 or jamesej@cwu.edu.

Details

Date:
October 30, 2014
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Venue

CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) 137
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
Phone:
not listed

Organizer

Center for Diversity and Social Justice
Phone:
509-963-2127
Email:
diversity@cwu.edu
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