The Power in Culture and Art

As we look at this picture it tells so many stories: the colors, background, and listed names and photos. This singular photo shows the power in telling stories through art and cultural traditions. Oftentimes, altars like this are dedicated to Dia De Los Muertos and to specific family members; however, in this class we extended that definition to amplify different groups ideas/themes related to  Black, Chicanx, queer, and feminist movements and strides. This marks a step using Chicanx futurism and chicana feminism framework, redefining to include more thoughts and more people. At this event we were able to showcase respect to not only those who have passed but also important messaging and activism/ideals. We see this come together beautifully and symbolically as something we need to do as a community, country, and world. 

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