Statement adapted from the Spanish Program Facebook:
“We have been very busy celebrating Day of the Dead at UA Campus.
In Mexico, Día de Muertos is a time to remember and honor the lives of deceased loved ones.
This year at UA, the Spanish Program and UA HLA brought to our campus this joyful festivity with an opportunity to see a traditional Mexican ofrenda (offering, altar), read literary calaveritas in various languages, and hear the stories of community leaders.
A big thank you to everyone who collaborated in the Day of the Dead program of this year — we particularly want to give a shout-out to Marcela Martinez, president of UA HLA, and Yunuen Gómez-Ocampo, instructor of Spanish, for all their hard work in promoting cultural diversity and awareness on campus.
The ofrenda along with poetry by MLC students will be on display at the Student Center through Nov. 8.”