Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dia de los Muertos Brown Bag!

This week's Brown Bag is the most interactive one of the semester and should be a ton of fun.  As November 1st is "The Day of the Dead", this Brown Bag is titled "Dia de los Muertos: Remembering Beloved Women" and will help everyone to celebrate important women who have passed.  As Dia de los Muertos is more of a celebration of the lives of those who have passed instead of a mourning of their loss, this occasion will be cause to celebrate all the women in our lives and around the world who have inspired us.

The Brown Bag will start with a panel of 1 professor (Carmen Serrano, Spanish Professor) and 5 students (Renyelle Jimenez, Crystal Sawh, Xavia Publius, Christine LaBoy, and Michelle VanVeen) who will read poetry and talk about the women in the poems, or the women who wrote them. Then the Brown Bag will break from the traditional discussion - students will be able to go around the center making crafts, such as decorated matchboxes to add to the shrine, decorated skull cookies, bookmarks, and clay skulls.  There will also be tissue paper flowers to make and to add to the shrine, as well as candy to eat! 

This is one exciting Brown Bag that you won't want to miss! As always, it will be in the Center for Women's Studies (Basement of East Hall) at 11:30am and there will be FREE lunch. I hope all can attend!

-Breanna Pendleton

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