La Casa

Latinx Heritage Month 2016 Presents: Día de Muertos

This month "La Casa" is collaborating with the Latinx Heritage Month committee, OPAL, and La Alianza Latina in the "Día de Muertos" festivities.

Wednesday, October 26: Making tissue flowers for the Baker-Berry Altar at "La Casa" from 4:30-6:00pm. Come join us at the "La Casa" Altar to learn about this tradition and have some Chocolate, arroz con leche y arepas.

Sunday, October 30:  Altar setting at the Baker-Berry Corredor. From 1:00 to 4:00pm we will be arranging the Altar. Everybody is welcome to join us.

Tuesday, November 1:  The Book of Life film screening, decorating sugar skulls, and traditional treats from 6:30-9:00pm at One Wheelock.

Wednesday, November 2: Día de Muertos Celebration at the Baker-Berry Corredor. The event starts at 5:30 pm followed by a candlelit procession to LALACS. Traditional food will be served.

Conference by Angie Cruz

Angie Cruz, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, founder and editor of the journal Aster(ix), and author will lead a conference titled "Writer's Debt" on October 19th as part of LatinX Cultural Expressions.

Professor Cruz has authored two novels, Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee, and has published short fiction and essays in magazines and journals, including Callaloo, The New York Times, and Kweli. She is currently at work on her third novel.

The conference will take place on Wednesday October 19th, in Rocky 002 from 5:45 to 7:15PM. Dinner at La Casa to follow.


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program, the Department of English, and the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth are co-sponsoring this event.


Organized by: Prof. Israel Reyes, Chair Silvia Spita, Prof. Irma Mayorga & Kianny N. Antigua, Lecturer