CSM students and the San Mateo community celebrated Día de los Muertos on November 1 in the College Center plaza. Full of bright costumes, energetic dancing, arts activities, music and food, the festival continued a long tradition at CSM.
A number of community groups participated, including Calpulli Tonalehqueh Azteca Dance Group, La Raza 93.3 Radio, and Bay Area Lowriders & Classic Cars. Students organized a kids zone and craft stations, served traditional foods, and the CSM cosmetology department offered face painting.
The plaza was filled with altars/ofrendas by Mana & Vakatasi, Veterans Resources, Communication Studies. Multicultural & Dream Center, Anthropology, Project Change, Puente Project & Puente Latinx Club, the CSM Library, EOPS, Sista2Sista, Umoja & Umoja Club, Year One Promise, METaS and MESA. It was organized by the Puente Latinx Club, Puente Project, CSM Library & Makerspace and ASCSM.