CAL STATE L.A. CELEBRATES
Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Mexican day of the dead, on Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m., at the Cal State L.A. University-Student Union, CafÃ© LA. Writers, artists, performers, and musicians will share works related to DÃa de los Muertos. Participants may also contribute to a traditional altar in remembrance of their family and friends who have passed away. Call (323) 343-5001.
In addition to the campus celebration, Cal State L.A. has faculty experts available to speak to the media about the cultural festivity. The names of the professors are listed below. Dia de los Muertos, as practiced in the United States, has been known to reflect the merger of ancient pre-Hispanic beliefs about life and death with Spanish Catholic influences, which introduced All Saints Day and All Souls Day after the Spanish Conquest.
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Public Affairs Office at (323) 343-3050.
Jon L. Olson
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