2011 DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION AT MSU: TODAY - NOV. 4
The Michigan State University Museum, the Residential College in the Arts and the Humanities, the LBGT Resource Center and the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit are hosting a Day of the Dead celebration today through Nov. 4 at Michigan State University.
MSU History Professor Juan Javier Pescador has worked with the MSU Museum over the last four years to create and install "ofrendas," or offerings, in honor of Day of the Dead, each year with a new theme. Pescador also works with his classes in Mexican American and sports history in the Day of the Dead activities.
At the Museum there will be an ofrenda-installation, opening Tuesday, Nov. 1, dedicated to the victims of homophobia, prejudice and hate crimes, along with a program of a lecture and film screening beginning at 4 p.m. (note new time), with the dedication at 6 p.m (dusk). Following the dedication, a procession is planned to march to the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, with a performance, lecture and reception in the RCAH Theatre (Snyder Hall). The MSU Museum ofrenda will be displayed through Nov. 4.