The CSUN Chicanx House hosted a two-night Dia de Los Muertos celebration. Students, staff, and members of the CSUN community were invited to the free all-ages event in remembrance of friends and loved ones who have passed away.
Nov. 1 was the Noche de Ofrenda, or night of offering. The event began with a precession led by Aztec dancers starting in the lobby of Jerome Richfield Hall, ending at the Chicanx house. The Noche de Ofrenda offered an opportunity for the community to view several altars set up by students and staff in both the Chicana/o Studies department, and the Art department. The community altar was a space in which guests were allowed to place photos, candles, or any other item in remembrance of a loved one.
Nov. 2 was Dia de Los Muertos, a night of celebration and community. The night featured several art and food vendors, face painting, a children’s corner for arts and crafts, and live entertainment.
Students and faculty from the CSUN Chicana/o studies department, in collaboration with the student organization El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA de CSUN), organized the event.