CSUMB at Salinas City Center celebrated Día de los Muertos (All Souls Day) in a rich fashion this year and students studying Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures participated through the reading of Calaveras, or "skull poems". Students from Dr. Christine Fernandez's SPAN304 wrote poems in Spanish to satirize popular figures and remind us that we all end up in the same place in the end. The students also built an ofrenda for the VPA Day of the Dead celebration.
Students pose with Dr. Fernandez
CSUMB and Hartnell Community College Spanish Club members prepare for the processional
Dr. Christine Fernandez welcomes the Calaveras audience
Ofrendas with Visual and Public Arts (VPA)
CSUMB Spanish Club members built an Ofrenda at VPA
Community came together outside the VPA complex to celebrate Día de los Muertos