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18th Annual Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead


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18th Annual Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

In its 18th year, Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead at Cal Poly Pomona is where tradition meets community and higher education. This multicultural event has grown and developed over the years incorporating the traditions of honoring those who have passed this life as well as creating a socially conscious educational experience throughout the night.

With over 20 different altars and food vendors, the event captures true community and grassroots efforts to engage people in dialogue! Please join us!


Las Cafeteras sprouted in 2006 as students who enjoyed free Son Jarocho classes & decided to share the magic of this folk music from Southern Veracruz with the public. Since then their sound has evolved & they've played at community centers, churches, schools, museums, parties, protests, youth conferences, theaters, festivals, weddings, & art exhibits.



David A. Romero is an artist, activist and male model.

Romero is the author of Diamond Bars: The Street Version and Fuzhou, two collections of poems released by Dimlights Publishing. His work has been praised by writers and poets such as the Tony Award winner Poetri, the author of Up the Street Around the Corner Besskepp, and the West Coast Editor of Rock & Rap Confidential Lee Ballinger.

Romero is the host of Between the Bars Open Mic at the dba256 Gallery Wine Bar in Pomona, CA.

Romero teaches writing and performance workshops on spoken word poetry. His many themes and prompts include: Poetry - The Language of Protest and Mementos & Metaphors - Poems of Family and Identity. Romero has led workshops for the Say What? Teen Poetry program of the Los Angeles Public Library, high school activists at the Santa Monica Mountains Peace Camp and students at the Juvenile Detention and Assessment Centers in San Bernardino, CA.

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