More Than 20 Public Ofrendas Made During Day of the Dead

Posted on 11/10/2015 7:01:58 PM

Language AnnhilationThe altars were nicely displayed for viewing in the Blue Room on Nov. 2 and 3

Mujeres LatinasThere were many thought provoking themes, such as alcoholism, language annihilation, and suicide prevention. 

Religious Studies GroupWhile some displays captured a  single family member in time, other ofrendas paid tribute to a political, gender, social figure or hero of the world; such as those from McNair, LASo, Anthropology. Ofrendas are works of ephemeral art and all of the altars on display reflected the collective creativity of their creators. 

PersonalThere was a drawing to vote for the best ofrenda display. The Department of Religious Studies won with a whopping 52 percent of the votes. Their altar honored various religious traditions and theological orientations, even Dr. Theresa Smith’s pet toy made it to the altar. 

The winning group received a $35.00 gift card from Tres Amigos Restaurant.  

We thank everyone for giving us the opportunity to commemorate their loved one or strong feelings about a theme using one of our Latin American traditions. 

Ofrendas can be as elaborate or as humble as the maker chooses them to be.  There is no right way or wrong way to display the ofrenda. It is remembering that the loved one is still with us that counts.Cody Miller

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