10:45 Memento mori: Mourning Rituals and Visual Symbols of Child Loss with Dr. Dolores Bahti
Part I Child loss from poverty, malnutrition, and epidemic disease in late nineteenth-century Mexico devastated rural communities whose vulnerable populations lacked resources and medicines to reduce infant mortality. This discussion will review the artists and artistry that generated photographic views of child loss and became icons alongside saints and ancestors on domestic altars.
12:15 Quinceanera’s: Coming of Age in the 21st Century with Victoria Samudio-Rodriguez
A discussion of the significance, symbolism and meaning behind this Chicanx/ Latinx coming-of-age-tradition and celebration of womanhood.
1:45 Chicano Photography in the Now: Border Crossers, Time Travel, Cosmic Imagery with Dr. Dolores Bahti
Part I Bahti will review the history of Chicano photography in Arizona, highlighting significant photographers including Louis Carlos Bernal, and Delilah Montoya. Visitors will gain a deeper understanding of how the photographic connection between physicality and spirituality is crossing the border into Arizona territory.
3:15 Day of the Dead Decoded: Ofrendas 101 with Delia Ceballos Muñoz
A centuries-old tradition, Ofrendas are an integral aspect of Day of the Dead. In this interactive discussion, Muñoz will discuss the origins of these ritual alters, the symbolism behind them and demonstrate the process of building a refuge for the tired souls of lost loved ones.
1:00 Memento mori: Mourning Rituals and Visual Symbols of Child Loss with Dr. Dolores Bahti
Part II This presentation will review the work of two renown photographers, one in Mexico and the other in Arizona, whose work, inspired by Italian-born photographer Tina Modotti, led to a late twentieth-century turning point in Latinx photographic history.
2:15 Caleveras or Costumes with Nuestras Raíces
A panel discussion led by Nuestras Raices board member Frank Moraga exploring the differences between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.
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3:30 Chicano Photography in the Now: Border Crossers, Time Travel, Cosmic Imagery with Dr. Dolores Bahti
Part II In this presentation, Bahti will review Mexican art and iconography that transmits powerful messages of migration, cultural identity, Millenial fragility, physical endurance, water scarcity, regional landmarks, and social justice.