Oct
30
Thu 7:00 PM

Hector Carrillo, Associate Professor, Sociology, The Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lecture Series

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When: Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  
Where:
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston , 60201 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Beverly Zeldin-Palmer   18474673970  
Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Category: Lectures & Meetings
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Mexicans celebrate the Día de los Muertos the first two days of November, a tradition that has survived the passage of time throughout Mexico and beyond—but not without cultural change and reinvention. Professor Carrillo takes us on a multimedia journey as he explores how Indigenous Mexican rituals of remembering the dead have become intertwined with European traditions, political ideologies, and consumerism on both sides of the border to yield a fascinating fusion of cultures.

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