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Texas Tech Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The International Cultural Center and the School of Art will observe the Mexican holiday with two events.

Written by Lauren Kozlovsky


Día de los Muertos Procesión
(Courtesy: Jane Conkling)

The International Cultural Center and the School of Art at Texas Tech University will celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos with two events.

  • To kick off the celebrations, the School of Art welcomes Chicana scholar Judith Huacuja to present “Latino & Chicano Activism Embedded with Cultural Communities: Día de los Muertos Celebrations.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in Room B-01 at the School of Art Building.

An associate professor at the University of Dayton, Huacuja investigates the cultural histories in African-American and Latin American art of the Midwest. Through her teaching and research methods, she examines aesthetics and philosophies in relation to minority issues of resistance, activism and integration.

  • A Día de los Muertos Procesión takes place on Nov. 1 with the help of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) and the Buddy Holly Center. The event features live entertainment and artwork from members of the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities. Time and locations of the procesión are as followed:
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Texas Tech School of Art, 18th Street and Flint Avenue
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.: LHUCA, Avenue J and Mac Davis Lane
  • 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave.

For more information about the event, contact Jane Bell at the International Cultural Center at 806-742-3667.

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