Main Idea
Join us on Saturday 10/30 from 10:00-4:00 for a multi-site celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at various locations including the JMAC, Worcester Common, Worcester Public Library, and the Worcester Art Museum!

 

Events include:
  • A mural by Mexican artist Marka27 at City Hall
  • A sculpture by Ecuadorean artists and storytellers Jose Criollo and Germán Chiriboga staged at the JMAC (Noon-4PM)
  • Two offerings curated by Mexican artist and scientist Maya Rojas at City Hall and the Worcester Art Museum (WAM)
  • A block party on the Common (including artists, community organizations, artisans, food vendors) hosted by the City of Worcester
  • Youth programming led by Main IDEA in partnership with the Worcester Public Library
We join to celebrate an important cultural Latino/a/e tradition of remembrance (celebrated across several Latin American countries) and give voice to the disparities Latino/a/es have faced during the pandemic in Worcester.
Our Día de los Muertos Steering Committee includes Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Germán Chiriboga, Mayra Rojas, Gina Plata Nino, Raquel Castro-Corazzini, Hilda Ramirez, and Joy Murrieta. We are deeply grateful to the City of Worcester and JMAC for hosting our Celebration and to WAM for serving as our fiscal sponsor. Our celebration is generously supported by major donors Greater Worcester Community Foundation, United Way of Central Massachusetts, Promoting Good, Real Zepeda Tequila, and Steve Taviner|Matthias Wascheck, as well as many other partners in our community.
If you would like to learn more, volunteer, or make a donation, please email: woo.dayofthedead@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Event Page!

Read our WBJ News Article Here!

Meet the Team