UUWC & Dia de los Muertos

The Dali Lama was once asked how to bring peace and understanding to people in places with intractable problems like hate and war. He said
that directed peace talks would not succeed because these would be too hard; he said that first there must be festivals and picnics. For the last 17
years, the South Valley of Albuquerque has used the Dali Lama’s advice to help counteract the effects of racism in our community by celebrating
the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) holiday with a parade and other cultural events.  

UUWC members and friends follow Dalai Lama’s advice – and party the weekend through!

Fri, Nov 1st, 6pm   beginning with a Celtic / Goddess / Mexoamerican twist on Samhain & Dia de los Muertos, join CUUPS, our Earth Based Spirituality Small Group, in

singing, dancing and feasting (potluck)

we continue on with


Sun, Nov 3, following our HOMECOMING SERVICE, dress up – or not – to join us at the South Valley’s 17th annual Muertos y Marigold Parade

face painting at UUWC before we leave – some supplies available, more welcome

carpool from UUWC or meet us there!   Shuttle Schedule  – traffic’s abominable

email us to connect up


visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW) on Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the NHCC will also host their annual despedida – an evening celebration consisting of music, poetry, Mexican chocolate, and pan de muerto. This free, family-oriented event provides an intimate opportunity to “tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus, enjoy music, traditional foods, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.”  from unm.edu/LatinAm&Iberian Institute


Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013
Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013

Migrant Posada Dec. 15th 3pm

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The Migrant Posada – “Keep families together”

Albuquerque, NM   Saturday Dec. 15th  3pm

In recognition of International Migrants Day and in honor of the experience of migration and homelessness, let us remember the story of the migrant in the tradition of the posadas.

The pilgrimage of the holy family continues in our time.


 1. Gather at 3 pm  


2. Walk to the courthouses




3. Move to Civic Plaza

Immaculate Conception Church, 7th& Copper NW, ABQ 

Ask the justice system to

“welcome the stranger”

singing the Posada song


For music/inspiration/action,

hot chocolate and Mexican pastries



 Sponsored byNM Faith Coalition for

Immigrant Justice


More information please call:510-289-3346

Pedro Ramos Goycolea

Bring candles/flashlights, signs, and your voices!

On NM Teacher Evaluation Plans, Sat 11.17 3pm

1650 Abrazo Road NE Rio Rancho, NM 896.8192

WESTSIDE FORUM presents Sonya Romero Smith on the Future of Education in NM. An explanation and comparison of the Governor’s Teacher Evaluation Plan and the Teachers’ Union Proposed Plan. Discussion follows.

Ms. Smith is a member of the ABQ Teachers’ Federation and the Governor’s NMTEACH Task Force.

Please come learn about this vital issue affecting the future of NM education & what you can do to make your voice heard.

Westside Forum is a community education project of Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation. FREE (donations gratefully accepted) and OPEN TO ALL.