Cal State L.A. - Public Affairs Office News Release - Dia De Los Muertos

10/21/97
 

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Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Asst.,
Cal State L.A.
(323) 343-3047


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CAL STATE L.A. CELEBRATES DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
What & Who:
California State University, Los Angeles is celebrating Dia de los muertos, the traditional Mexican day of the dead, with special musical entertainment by Quetzal and a dance performance by Tenochitlan.

When:
Thursday, October 30, 6-10 p.m.

Where:
Cal State L.A. University-Student Union, Second Floor. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the junction of the 10 and 710 Freeways.

More:
Dia de los muertos, as practiced in the United States, reflects a merger of ancient pre- Hispanic beliefs about life and death and Spanish Catholic influences, which introduced All Saints Day and All Souls Day after the Spanish Conquest.

Sponsored by Cal State L.A.'s MEChA, Chicano/Latino Student Resource Center, Educational Opportunity Program, and Center for Student Life.

Info:
For more information on the event, contact the Cal State L.A. Chicano/Latino Student Resource Center at (323) 343-5047.

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