In the United States, we have Halloween followed by All Saints Day, while Mexico celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). You can find out what sets the latter apart through Nov. 2 at South and Center campuses.
Dia de los Muertos at Macomb includes:
- Photographic exhibits on loan from the Mexican Consulate: De la Cocina al Ojo at the South Campus Library at Day of the Dead Collection at the Lorenzo Cultural Center
- Exhibit at both locations of altar displays.
- Free films
- Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) demonstration
- The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz, book discussion
- Presentation on blending of religion and culture in Central and South America
All events qualify for cultural competency credit through Macomb Multicultural International Initiatives. A complete list can be found at http://www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com/programming/day-of-the-dead-celebration.html.