César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education

Dia De Los Muertos

With more people observing the holiday, it is our goal to share the tradition and keep its integrity at the heart of the celebration. “Day of the Dead” has roots indigenous cultures and beliefs and is celebrated in the month of November. Celebrants make ofrendas, or offerings, to the spirits of loved who have died and place them on the community altar. This program is collaboration between the César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education and the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department (Dr. Cadena’s academic class/students). The Dia de los Muertos Celebration has become an anticipated feastivity and an opportunity for the entire community to come together in celebration of life.

26th Annual Día de los Muertos Virtual Celebration

We are proud to present the 26th Annual Día de los Muertos season. This year Día de los Muertos will be a two-week-long Virtual Celebration via Zoom and Instagram Live.

Join us for a Community Gathering & Ofrendas/Altars Exhibition on Monday, November 2, 2020, starting at 6:00 pm on Zoom. At 7:00 pm, the Celebration will move to Instagram Live @cpp_cecche for a live DJ set and performances. 

For Event Updates: @cpp_cecche on IG or visit website ddlmcpp26

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CPP’s At Home Ofrendas/Altars Exhibition

Mini Ofrendas/Altars Kits Sign-ups Open Now – Sun. Oct. 18th  at 11:45 pm.

FREE| All ages | Open to ALL| Calling on Student Organizations, CPP Departments, Faculty and Staff

Sign-Up HERE: https://mybar.cpp.edu/submitter/form/start/444315

In the spirit and tradition of CPP’s Día de los Muertos, this year’s Ofrendas/Altars exhibition will be made from home! We’ve partnered with Anette Armas from @CJAngels to provide 50 mini altars; sign-up to receive mini ofrenda/altar kits to be mailed.

Contribute At Home Ofrendas/Altars Exhibition

Submit pictures of your at-home Ofrendas/Altars

Whether you sign-up for a mini ofrenda/altar kit or build your own at home; submit your pictures of your ofrenda/altar to cesarechavezctr@cpp.edu – submission accepted from October 29 – November 1.

Ofrendas/Altars will be shown at the Zoom Community Gathering. All are welcome!

At Home Fun

To add a little fun to this Muertos season, download our ‘color me’ pages. Download Here. 


Sign-Up for Ofrenda/Altar Kit

Oct. 2 - Oct. 11th

Sign-Up for Dream Nights to receive free art kits for mini ofrendas/altars and free plaster skulls for Dream Nights which will be mailed out on Oct. 12.

What is the meaning of Día de los Muertos? With Fe Montes @feevaone

Wed. Oct. 21 6 PM

Share space with the community and learn about why we celebrate Muertos.

RSVP: https://mybar.cpp.edu/event/6152204

Skull Face Painting Demo with Xochitl Palomera @cucurr.paloma

Fri. Oct. 23 7 PM

Why do we paint our face during Muertos Seasons? Learn about tradition in face painting.

Noche de Ofrenda - Offering Night with @MujerdeMaiz

Wed. Oct. 28 6 PM

This space is for ofrenda/altar builders and community alike. We will create poetic words for our Muertos and dedications for our ofrendas/altars.

RSVP: https://mybar.cpp.edu/event/6523491

Dream Nights: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Thurs. Oct. 29 4 PM

Join the BDRC and CECCHE as we collaborate to celebrate muertos season. We will paint plaster skulls, sing up link listed above.

RSVP: https://mybar.cpp.edu/event/6514666

How to create tissue paper cempasúchil (marigold) flowers with Marisol Serrano @_solesito4

Fri. Oct. 30 7 PM

Learn to create your very own paper cempasúchils - the story behind why we use them to guide our Muertos.

Día de los Muertos Virtual Celebration

Mon. Nov. 2 6 PM

Be in community starting at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom for the Ofrendas/Altars Exhibition and at 7:00 pm transitioning over to Instagram Live @cpp_cecche for a live DJ set and performances.

RSVP: https://mybar.cpp.edu/event/6152196