Local Event!! Día de los Muertos: Altars and Shrines

For all of our local New Mexico Readers:

The UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) are pleased to announce this free professional development workshop.

Join us for our second workshop of the series as we discuss and celebrate the rituals of remembrance associated with Día de los 2014-09-20_Dia-de-los-Muertos_Altars-and-ShrinesMuertos. Día de los Muertos is an important holiday for many in Latin American, as well as for many here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The LAII invites educators to learn hands-on strategies for incorporating this holiday into the classroom, as well as to explore the cultural and historical elements of the holiday.  In this comprehensive session, we discuss and celebrate the rituals of remembrance associated with Día de los Muertos. We will explore many facets of Día de los Muertos art-making including ofrendas, alfeñiques, and more! Participants will receive hands-on instruction in different activities, and be provided with certificates of professional development and copies of relevant curriculum materials. Want to get as much information about Día de los Muertos art-making in one place at one time? Then this is the workshop for you!

We are so excited to be collaborating with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to offer this half day workshop on Saturday September 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The workshop will be held at the NHCC at 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

The first 10 teachers to arrive will receive two free passes to Globalquerque!! They’ve got a great line-up of musical performances on Saturday evening with 3 different stages!! It’s always a fun time!

If you have any questions or to register, email Keira at kphilipp@unm.edu.  You can also join the event on Facebook.

Click here for a pdf version of our flyer.  Feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.

Hope to see you there!!

–Katrina

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