Ofrendas or offerings are traditional in some communities, particularly in Mexico and northern Central America as way of commemorating deceased loved ones.
Students are invited to build displays in the memory of an important person in their field of study who has passed on.
Participants will receive a free Memory Stick. A $100 gift certificate to the UMass campus store will be awarded for the most evocative ofrenda.
Deadline for on line registration is Oct 22nd.
The Ofrendas must be displayed Oct 29th – Nov 2nd for the UMass Week of Memory and Forgetting.