Virtual Ofrenda: Latinx Heritage Month 2020 @UCSF

Join the collective of Latinx organizations at UCSF in participating in our virtual ofrenda (offering) by placing an object, image, and words to dedicate to a loved one. Please honor and respect this space

September 24- November 2, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/Ofrenda2020

More information on La Ofrenda:

"The welcoming back of the spirits is observed in households with the creation of ofrendas. The quality and degree of ornamentation of the ofrendas depend on regional traditions, family and individual wealth, recent deaths, or the year’s harvest. On the ofrenda, the main objects are symbolic of life’s elements: water, wind, fire, and earth. Water is served in a clay pitcher or glass to quench the spirit’s thirst from their long journey. Fire is signified by the candles that are lit. Wind is signified by papel picado (tissue paper cut-outs). The earth element is represented by food, usually pan de muerto (bread of the dead).  Other offerings include mole, fruit, chocolate, atole, toys, calaveritas de azúcar, and copal incense."

- Smithsonian Latino Center (2015)

Latinx Heritage Month 2020 is hosted by the following organizations:

  • Society of the Advancement Chicanx and Native American Scientists
  • National Hispanic Pharmacy Association
  • Hispanic Student Dental Association
  • Chicanx Latinx Campuswide Association
  • Latino Medical Student Association
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • Multicultural Resource Center

UCSF is committed to campus accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodations, as well as other questions or concerns, email melisa.bautista@ucsf.edu at least 10 days before the event.

 

Tuesday, October 20 at 5:00pm

Virtual Event