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

Dialogo2009

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

also:

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!

Why Immigration Matters to You Tu May 29, 2012, 7-9pm

The Social Justice Team of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe is sponsoring a panel discussion presenting various perspectives on the impact and complex challenges of current immigration policies on Santa Fe and New Mexico. The purpose of the program is to inform, clarify and possibly inspire the audience to take thoughtful action.

 

Panelists include:

  •  Marcela Díaz, Executive Director of Somos Un Pueblo Unido
  •  Juan Lopez, Representative from the United Workers’ Center
  •  Rebecca Kitson, Immigration attorney
  •  Miguel Angel Acosta, Organizer and educator

 

This program will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s Fogelson Hall (107 W. Barcelona Road in Santa Fe) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. The program is open to the public.  Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Trish Steindler at tsteindler@earthlink.net