While COVID-19 will prevent us from celebrating together in person, we will still be setting up a week long digital event to celebrate Día de Los Muertos in San Luis Obispo.
Look forward to a festive and free, family friendly series of online community events celebrating the spirit of loved ones and the traditions of Día de Los Muertos, including: education, videos & discussions celebrating the spirit of Día de Los Muertos through altars, art, music, food, conversations around death and more.
AUCTION – CURRENTLY LIVE
Online Auction of Día de los Muertos art quilts. Visit the auction here.
WELCOME VIDEO & LIVE MUSIC – VIDEO ONLINE
Didn’t tune in? You can still share the name of your loved one and sing along to traditional processional music on Facebook.
LIVE STREAM WITH CHEF PILAR – VIDEO ONLINE
Didn’t tune in with Chef Pilar from Mexico? You can still watch the video with your family, as Pilar discusses and demonstrates the importance of food during Día de los Muertos on Facebook.
SHORT FILM ON CREATING AN OFRENDA – RELEASING THIS EVENING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE & INSTAGRAM
The release of a collaborative short film by Community Roots Project and local family, the Olsens. The film will detail the tradition of building an ofrenda. You’ll find the film posted by Community Roots Project on their Instagram page (@communityroots.project) or on our event page
SUGAR SKULL DECORATING KIT – OCTOBER 27TH AT 3-5PM
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art opens pick up window for sugar skull decorating kits. Traditional ofrenda will be on display in the museum window for viewing.
DISCOVER YOUR FAMILY HISTORY – THURSDAY, 10/29 AT 10AM
Q&A about discovering your family history on Facebook Live
DEATH CAFE – MONDAY 11/2 AT 3:30PM
Death Cafe, a candid conversation about death & dying hosted via Zoom. Register here.
Día de Los Muertos is presented by Wilshire Hospice and community collaborators SLOMA, Latino Outreach Council, Family History Project & Community Roots Project.