Día de los Muertos: Covid Memorial
228.00 lives lost.
Not just a number.
The Bronx Documentary Center has partnered with nonprofit organizations Naming the Lost, Mazarte Dance Company, and Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders to celebrate the lives of those who lost their lives due to Covid-19. We decided to take advantage of the Day of the Dead festival that is celebrated from October 28 to November 2 to honor with dignity the memory of those community members that we have lost during the pandemic. The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and in many parts of Latin America and according to legend, our loved ones visit us during those days.
To participate: Pick up coloring page (s) to decorate and to write the name of your loved ones. Drop off the page (s) once you have painted or decorated them and we will hang them. There will be a box on the door of our 614 Courtlandt Ave gallery to pick up and to drop off the page (s). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo / name / age / and date the person passed away to add to the BDC's slide show. We will project the names on the BDC gallery window at 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx.
Organizaciones sin fines de lucro como El Bronx Documentary Center, Naming the lost, Mazarte Dance Company y Mano a Mano se han unido para celebrar la vida de los que perdieron la vida debido al virus Covid-19 decidimos aprovechar la festividad del dia de muertos que se celebra desde el 28 de Octubre asta el 2 de Noviembre para honrar con dignidad la memoria de los miembros de nuestra comunidad que hemos perdido durante la pandemia. El día de los muertos se celebra en México y en muchas partes de Latinoamérica y según cuenta la leyenda, nuestros seres queridos nos visitan en estos días.
To participate : Collect the coloring page (s) to decorate and to write the name of your loved ones. Leave the page (s) once you've painted or decorated them and we'll hang them up. There will be a box at the door of our gallery 614 Courtlandt Ave to pick up and drop off the page (s). Please email email@example.com with a photo / name / age / and the date the person died to add to the BDC slideshow.
IMAGES: Maria De La Paz Galindo / BDC