Codex Express Yourself + Community Ofrenda: Remembering Student Activism

ofrenda poster

Visit the library to view our display of one of a kind, codex-inspired artist books that resulted from the HUMA121 course, “Latin American Art, Literature, and Music” taught by Jesus Macarena-Avila. Alongside the book display is a small community “ofrenda” inspired by the Mexican holiday, Dias de los Muertos.

This ofrenda remembers student activism as well as activists murdered by crime syndicates and impacted by political corruption. For example, Julio César Mondragón Fontes (1982-2014), a Mexican college student who fought for education rights. Healing with Maya/Mexica smudging material: copal, sage, etc. displayed in the case.Courtesy of HHSS & Library Depts, with HUMA 121 students. A special thank you to International Scholar and Student Serv

Where?Columbia College Chicago Library624 S. Michigan Ave., 1st FloorChicago IL 60605

When?Oct. 3-Dec. 12, 2023