Dia de los Muertos altar

The Fond Farewell speakers series at Grace North Church has a timely presentation tonight. The Oakland Museum’s Lisa Lemus will be helping participants build their own Dia de los Muertos altars. Carol Redmount, professor of archaeology at UC Berkeley, will also speak about death in ancient Egypt.

If you’re interested in building your own altar, you should bring a photo of the person you are honoring and flowers, candles and other items to offer.

The Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood on Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

Grace North Church is at 2138 Cedar Street. A donation of $10 is suggested and under-16s are free.

Photo by Kimncris from Flickr

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