The Cultural Diversity Committee and the Student Government Association of Doña Ana Community College (DACC) invite the community to honor the passing of friends and relatives though activities and celebrations during the Week of Remembrance.
This year, DACC’s events are inspired by Dia de los Muertos, a holiday that came to the U.S. from Mexico. Besides being celebrated in Mexico many cities in the U. S. typically celebrate the holiday on November 1. The Day honors the spirits of loved ones who have died and instead of looking at death as a time to mourn, Dia de los Muertos treats the occasion as a time for celebration. Death is treated as part of life.
Activities this year include:
- A group discussion on the diverse perspectives of the afterlife with Dr. Donald D. Pepion, NMSU Dept. of Anthropology; Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury, DACC SEM Division; and Dr. Stephen Kovach DACC AHSS Division on Tuesday Oct. 30 12:30-1:30 pm Espina Campus DASH Building, Room 96
- Memorial ribbons will be available and displayed in the courtyards of East Mesa and Espina campuses. Sign a ribbon in memory of loved ones who are no longer with us on Wednesday, October 31 – Thursday, November 1 12:30 pm – 2 pm.
- Free Movie Night featuring Coco and a discussion of architectural features of plazas found throughout the Southwest and in Mexico. The film is brought to you in part by the DACC Architecture Club. Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm East Mesa Campus in the DASR Commons Area.
Stop by and decorate a ribbon and see the colorful reminders that are hung in the patio areas of the East Mesa and Espina campuses. The events are open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Memorial ribbons will be displayed through November 2.