Several activities are planned in honor of Dia de los Muertos at both Cuesta College’s North County and SLO campuses. Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday celebrated in many cultures that honors friends and family who have died.

A gallery of altars and artwork created by Cuesta students and staff will be on display from Oct. 22nd through Nov. 7th in the lobby of the Learning Resource Center (Bldg. N3100) located on the North County Campus in Paso Robles. Visitors will learn about the components of an altar or “ofrenda” and are invited to add a personal touch to the community altar.

The public is also welcome to participate in two sugar skull and altar workshops. Participants will learn how to make and decorate sugar skulls and about the components of an altar. The first workshop will take place on October 23rd on the North County Campus in the café (Bldg. N2002) from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The second is scheduled for October 31st on the SLO Campus in the Cultural Center (Bldg. 5401A) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The events are sponsored by the Associated Students of Cuesta College, Cultural Diversity and Student Equity Committee, and the Latina Leadership Network student and staff chapters. For questions please contact Gabriela Lopez at (805) 591-6200 ext. 4210 or

Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / / Posted: 10/18/13