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"Day of the Dead" with Regina Marchi

"Day of the Dead" with Regina Marchi In-Person

Regina Marchi has spent 20 years studying Día de los Muertos traditions in the US and Latin America and is the author of the award-winning book Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon. She will discuss how Chicana/o artists initiated public Day of the Dead observances in the United States in 1972 and the cultural, political and commercial transformations of the celebration over the past 50 years.

Marchi holds a Ph.D. in Communication from UC San Diego and is a Media Studies professor at Rutgers University, where she studies the intersections of media, culture and politics. 

This program is presented in partnership with the Sun Valley Museum of Art. Registration is being run through SVMoA, so please click here to save your seat.

The film and conversation will be livestreamed, and a recording will be available through October 13.

We invite guests to come to the Library at 5:15pm to take a look at the objects that are integral parts of Día de los Muertos altars and try your hand at making paper flowers! We'll have the materials for people to make their own and will clean up at 5:45pm to prepare for the lecture.

Marchi's lecture is part of SVMoA's community celebration "Honoring Traditions: Día de los Muertos," made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
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