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Movie: Pixar’s Coco – Monday, October 21, 2019

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join the Latinx and Native American Employee Resource Group’s (LANA) showing of the Disney/Pixar movie Coco.

Date: Monday, October 21st
Location: Building 50 Auditorium
Time: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Movie Trailer

Set in Mexico, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician despite his family’s generations-old ban on music. The story takes place during the Day of the Dead and, desperate to prove himself, Miguel eventually finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death and this year it takes place from October 31 – November 2. The holiday originated in Mexico, but is celebrated all over the Americas. The holiday is a time for family and friends to remember those who have died and it’s believed that the spirits of the departed come to visit during the celebration. The tradition includes building altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased with pictures, food, colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons) and marigolds. Marigolds represent the fragility of life and their vibrant color is thought to help guide the spirits.

Look for announcements later in the month about LANA’s Day of the Dead altars here at the Lab.