UW-Green Bay welcomed music group Las Cafeteras on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Phoenix Room C for a workshop titled “Sounds of Resistance!” The event was co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay Spanish, MESA, Organizacion Latino Americano, Women of Color organization and the Office of Student Life.
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The UW-Green Bay student group, Organization Latino Americana (OLA), will once again be hosting an event in celebration of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Día de los Muertos is a celebration that originated in Mexico and Central America and is observed to honor and help support the spiritual journey of friends and family who have died.
All are welcome to stop by the UW-Green Bay University Union room 125 on Thurs., November 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn from OLA students about various traditions and rituals that occur during Dia de los Muertos and their cultural importance.
Visitors can participate in activities that include creating ofrenditas and painting sugar skulls.
Ofrendas or offerings are altars which people set up for Dia de los Muertos to welcome back the souls of loved ones who have passed on. “They usually incorporate things such as skulls, marigolds, purple fabrics and candles,” explains OLA member Amber Perez. “People who attend will be able to make their own ofrenditas (small ofrendas) while supplies lasts.”
Guests are also invited to paint sugar skulls (literally made from sugar) to take home as decorations. OLA will display examples of decorated sugar skulls. Attendees will be able to decorate their own sugar skull however they would like.
This event is open to the public.
Please join OLA at 6 p.m. March 21 in the Christie Theatre of the University Union to view the film “Walkout.” This movie tells a story of the 1968 walkout led by high school Chicano students in East Los Angeles protesting academic prejudice conditions. Students were forbidden from speaking Spanish in class or from using the restrooms during lunchtime. Schools taught a curriculum that largely ignored or denied Mexican-American history and Chicano students were steered toward menial labor and away from college by counselors and school officials.
Organización Latino American (OLA) is hosting a Spring 2016 OLA basket raffle auction. Please browse through the seven different Latino-themed baskets ranging from Dia de los Muertos theme, Latino books, children’s baskets and many more at www.32auctions.com/ola. Online bidding only – official auction ends at Noon, Thursday, March 31. Payment must be made in the AIC where baskets can be picked up.
The campus/community series “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” continues with the screening of another film segment and a talk by UW-Green Bay Prof. of Education Aurora Cortes starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday, Nov. 20) at the YWCA, 230 S. Madison St. “Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) is the topic, with one immigrant’s tale, and a look at how the Great Depression ended an era of relative prosperity and optimism. Tonight’s program, sponsored in conjunction with Casa Alba, is the fourth in this year’s “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” series organized by UW-Green Bay in conjunction with the American Library Association and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. See site for more details.
Organización Latino Americana is an all-inclusive student organization. Tamales are a traditional Latin American dish consisting of corn-based dough filled with a variety of ingredients that are wrapped and steamed in a corn husk. Together, they make for a delicious fundraiser that helps supplement OLA’s budget allowing it to bring more cultural programs to campus. To order their chicken and green salsa delights, stop at the American Intercultural Center (UU 150) to fill out an order form Friday (March 11). Prices as follows:
½ dozen (6)………… $5.00
One dozen (12)……. .$10.00
Two dozen (24)……..$18.00
The pickup day will be Monday, March 21 at the AIC after 9 a.m.