Saturday, 28 Sep 2019
Engage memory, incite conversation and encourage cross cultural connections throughout the ISU campus, Iowa and the Midwest. Events include dynamic panels with students, faculty and staff, and local and national experts; presentations on ISU initiatives; and a keynote address on stereotypes from author and curator, William "Memo" Nericcio. Preregistration (free) encouraged.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors those who have passed. An essential ritual includes making altars or ofrendas (meaning offerings) that include objects placed on display that pay homage to loved ones. Construct and decorate a small paper version in honor of Iowa State's Latino/a Studies Program 25th anniversary symposium.
"Channeling Mextasy: Latinxers in the Digital Age," William "Memo" Nericcio, a Mexican-American public intellectual, artist, cultural critic, and professor of comparative literature at San Diego State University. He is the U.S. Latino/a Studies Program's 25th Anniversary Symposium keynote speaker.