Black Student Union Dance to Follow ‘Day of the Dead’ Festival
Gonzaga University-sponsored club La Raza Latina will host a “Dia de Los Muertos” Festival from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Spokane Room of the COG on campus to raise awareness of the Latino group in the local community.
Dia de Los Muertos, which translated means “Day of the Dead,” is a traditional fall event in Latino culture and a time to celebrate and reflect upon those family members who have passed away.
In addition, the festivities will include a performance by the Latina sorority step-team from the University of Washington. Crowning the event will be an hourlong performance by the Spokane Latino group called “Mi Longa.”
After the festival, Gonzaga’s Black Student Union will host a campus-wide Halloween dance from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Halloween costumes are optional but the top three costumes will receive prizes. The local community is invited to the dance as well.
This is an open event to encourage members of the student body to celebrate together.
The “Dia de Los Muertos” Festival also is open to the public, and tickets are $7 per person. Tickets for the dance are $5 per person; students only have the option to purchase a joint ticket for $10.
For more information, contact La Raza Latina President Libby Villa at (509) 323-5323 or via e-mail.