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Mexico Days Events

Dr. Isabel Altamirano Jimenez spoke on the concept of Buen Vivir.

Mexico Days was celebrated with several exciting events on campus. The Day of the Dead altar competition took place between several Latin American Studies classes and was judged by a representative from the Consulate of Mexico.  The following day, Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez spoke on the concept of Buen Vivir as a social philosophy with roots in indigenous cultures during her keynote address. Panelists from the departments of history, archaeology, social ecology, environmental design and the Latin American Students Association commented in a discussion. A reception followed with a photo exhibit entitled “Outer and Inner Space: Yucatan Peninsula and Western Canada” by photographers Cristóbal González and Ana Martin del Campo, with music by local Mexican guitarist, Hugo Daniel Siqueiros.

Mexico Days will conclude on Dec.1 with a film screening and discussion of the "golden era" of Mexican cinematography with film director Emilio Maillé. Emilio will introduce his film Miradas Múltiples: La Máquina Loca, based on the great work of Gabriel Figueroa and participate in a post-film discussion with the audience. SS 203 @ 630pm. Free and open to the public!

Interviews with some of the Day of the Dead altar competitors:

Day of the Dead Altar for Frida Kahlo from Latin American Research Centre on Vimeo.

Day of the Dead Altar for Frida Kahlo from Latin American Research Centre on Vimeo.

Mexico Days Day of the Dead Altar Competition from Latin American Research Centre on Vimeo.