Local Event!! Día de los Muertos: Contemporary Adaptations

The UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) is pleased to announce our next free professional development workshop!

2014-10-11-Dia-de-los-Muertos-Contemporary-AdaptationsJoin us for our next workshop in the series as we briefly explore the history of Día de los Muertos before delving into a discussion of how contemporary communities (including Albuquerque) have adapted the holiday. This special presentation will be offered by Rusita Ávila, a community organizer and activist who for many years has served as co-director of the annual South Valley Día de los Muertos y Marigold Parade. We will end the workshop by sharing how to meet Common Core reading and writing standards while exploring this meaningful celebration in the classroom. Participants will be provided with certificates of professional development and copies of relevant curriculum materials. Continue reading