Lunch and Learn: Day of the Dead Rituals -Facebook LIVE
Dia de Los Muertos has become part of mainstream pop culture, but what is the meaning behind the holiday's traditions and rituals? Join us, for this Facebook LIVE event ,along with our expert panelists as we explore different rituals that are performed during Dia de Los Muertos across different parts of Latin America, the cultural significance behind the traditions.
Jose Chavez, Artist
A native of Michoacan, Mexico, Jose makes two and three dimensional objects inspired by traditional arts of Mexico, such as intricate Day of the Dead dioramas, santos(decorative images of saints),pasta de cana(carvings from dried cornstalks pasted together with natural paste),papier maché masks and skulls, paper cuts, seed and bone carvings, and memory paintings.
Julián Adem Díaz de León, Consul of Mexico
Julian Aden Dias de Leon has been Consul of Mexico in Milwaukee, since 2016. He Graduated in International Relations from El Colegio de México (1980-1984) and afterward entered the Mexican Foreign Service in January 1, 1988 and currently holds the rank of Minister. He has a broad and solid professional trajectory of more than three decades in the areas of consular services, documentation, protection and attention to Mexican communities abroad. Throughout his professional career he has collaborated with different instances of the Government of Mexico in the areas of commercial and tourism promotion.
Laura Matthew teaches Latin American, Mexican, and Central American history at Marquette University. She researches and writes about Indigenous history in southern Mesoamerica before and after Spanish conquest, including the books Indian Conquistadors: Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of Mesoamerica (2007) and Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (2012).