Day of the Dead
¡Feliz día de los muertos!
Dr. Dawn Slack was an invited guest lecturer to Dr. Kim Shively’s FYS class (Fall 2021: November 2, 2021) to discuss the Day of the Dead holiday. Dr. Slack shared information about the native origins of this unique cultural celebration, its modern-day global practices, and the various components of the “ofrenda” (altar) which honors the lives of those who have died or who are far away from loved ones. Students were invited to taste some “mole” (a chocolate and chili sauce) that Dr. Slack prepared while they decorated candy skulls with ink, glitter, and feathers.