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Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:00 AM // Departs from Pioneer High School Visitors Parking Lot

Immersion: Southwest Detroit Mexican Arts & Culture

 

The culture of Mexico is among the richest and most fascinating in the world —the product of myriad indigenous influences, Spanish cultural elements, and a tradition of vibrant artistic expression.

This day-long immersion explores Mexican and Mexican-American culture as expressed right here in Michigan, in Southwest Detroit. UMS invites participants to tour Diego Rivera’s The Detroit Industry, DIA’s Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos and the public murals of Southwest Detroit, and join local community members in celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Bring your appetite for discovery (and good food!), and prepare to expand your appreciation of our neighbors. UMS will partner with local artists, scholars, and community organizers to lead participatory hands-on activities. This immersion is open to the general public and highly recommended for K-12 educators, as each workshop will feature demonstrations and resources that can be brought back into the classroom.

This workshop is recommended for K-12 Educators, Arts Specialists, Special Education teachers, and community members interested in Mexican culture. The workshop is offered in connection with UMS’s School Day Performance presentation of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, February 13, 2020.

PROGRAM

Travel by bus to various locations throughout Southwest Detroit. Participants arriving separately from Detroit are more than welcome to join directly at the Sheila Bakery at 9 am. The immersion will conclude at 6 pm, at which time bus will depart for Ann Arbor.

Food served throughout the day may either contain dairy or meat.

11/2/19 8:00 AM
Departs from Pioneer High School Visitors Parking Lot

Immersion: Southwest Detroit Mexican Arts & Culture

Fee: $35-85
For grade K-12 educators
DETAILS

The culture of Mexico is among the richest and most fascinating in the world —the product of myriad indigenous influences, Spanish cultural elements, and a tradition of vibrant artistic expression.

This day-long immersion explores Mexican and Mexican-American culture as expressed right here in Michigan, in Southwest Detroit. UMS invites participants to tour Diego Rivera’s The Detroit Industry, DIA’s Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos and the public murals of Southwest Detroit, and join local community members in celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Bring your appetite for discovery (and good food!), and prepare to expand your appreciation of our neighbors. UMS will partner with local artists, scholars, and community organizers to lead participatory hands-on activities. This immersion is open to the general public and highly recommended for K-12 educators, as each workshop will feature demonstrations and resources that can be brought back into the classroom.

This workshop is recommended for K-12 Educators, Arts Specialists, Special Education teachers, and community members interested in Mexican culture. The workshop is offered in connection with UMS’s School Day Performance presentation of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, February 13, 2020.

PROGRAM (Sat 11/2/2019: Departs from Pioneer High School Visitors Parking Lot)

Travel by bus to various locations throughout Southwest Detroit. Participants arriving separately from Detroit are more than welcome to join directly at the Sheila Bakery at 9 am. The immersion will conclude at 6 pm, at which time bus will depart for Ann Arbor.

Food served throughout the day may either contain dairy or meat.

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