I put together the annual Day of the Dead celebration at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. I literally have been in charge of every detail from organizing the event from scratch to ultimately taking out the garbage at the very end. And, in between, I have a lot of wonderful volunteers helping me out. Among all those details, I created the annual poster and here it is for you to enjoy.
Among the many wonderful things going on at the event, I especially look forward to a reading by Flor Fernandez Barrios from her book, “The Mask of Oya.” In these times when we all seem to be a bit confused, hurried and ready to just follow along, her book asks that you look within and look beyond. For Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, a time to honor those who have come before us, her book is about getting in touch with your ancestry and discovering what that means to you.
You can order “The Mask of Oya” at Amazon.
If you are in Seattle, I hope to see you at the event: Friday, November 5, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Avenue N. The event begins with a parade at 6:30pm. The main program begins at 7pm and I will emcee. So, let’s see you there!