Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Day of the Dead Traditions of Guatemala K-16 Educator Workshop

October 15th, 2015
5:00 - 7:00

Location
Algiers Regional Library
3014 Holiday Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131

Algiers Regional Public Library
Day of the Dead is often perceived as a tradition symbolized by Katrina skeletons, pan de muertos, papel picado, and altars constructed during November 1 -3. This workshop is developed through a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant to help celebrated the diversity of this tradition across Latin America. Specialists from Guatemala and Anthropologists from Tulane University will share the rich history of the tradition across the Americas highlighting the tradition in Guatemala. Scholars and artists from Guatemala will present the differences and similarities of this tradition with the one celebrated in Mexico. Participants will learn about the importance of kites and food during the celebration of the dead in Guatemala.

For more details and a schedule check out the institute website or download the schedule

Participants will receive:

  • Dinner
  • Teaching materials
  • Certificate of Completion

Online Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will occur with cash or check ONLY.

Central America + People
Katharine Jack
Professor - Anthropology