Community Ofrenda & Codex Express Yourself: Fall 2021

We welcome you to view these artist books, “one of a kind” codex-inspired creations in the entrance area of CCC Library.

Columbia College Chicago students display their one-of-a-kind books inspired by their learnt knowledge of Maya/Mexica codex literature. These artistic creations are examples of what resulted from the HHSS course, “LATIN AMERICAN ART, LITERATURE AND MUSIC” instructed by Jesus Macarena-Avila.

Alongside student’s projects will be a small community “ofrenda” inspired by the Mexican holiday, “Dias de los Muertos”. This inspired “ofrenda” is to remember past singers, with a special dedication to the late Jesus Chuy Negrete (1948-2021). Negrete, who sang corridos (Mexican historic ballads) in the past at the CCC events, see here: https://columbiachronicle.com/db1d3a3e-925a-11e6-8f78-b336b4a6eda0

Please view this 7 min. video tribute to Negrete by legendary New Mexican Chicana advocate, Linda Ramirez (who has contributed to the historic book: “500 Years of Chicano History” by Dr. Elizabeth Martinez). Ramirez’s video was done (and produced by Albuquerque-based educator, Petra Gonzales) for CCC students enrolled for the HUMA121 course, click here: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fm.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D2V1-qegKeys%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&data=04%7C01%7Ckbowen%40colum.edu%7Cd445310b19a440b3dabe08d9877ee3be%7C243ef28877994efcaff5fde4e3f1c98d%7C0%7C0%7C637689801340373770%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Gwi5oAIq9MQfEwiqJ0besad5hkT3b2nX4MjFdddUSHc%3D&reserved=0

October 4 – November 29, 2021

Library Entrance at Columbia College Chicago (CCC)
624 S. Michigan Ave., 1st floor
Chicago, IL 60605-1996

Courtesy of HHSS and Library Departments with the students enrolled in the HUMA 121 course: “LATIN AMERICAN ART, LITERATURE AND MUSIC. This course-related event’s social media sponsor is Illinois Latino Voice and poster design by Iniguez Design Studio. A special thank you to Rita Rousseau-Negrete: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chuynegrete.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ckbowen%40colum.edu%7Cd445310b19a440b3dabe08d9877ee3be%7C243ef28877994efcaff5fde4e3f1c98d%7C0%7C0%7C637689801340373770%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=6JDkjijuy3FYi2YYryUbSgSdcaA4FXXrmGLggufH%2F0k%3D&reserved=0 and Janet Harper!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this October-November event will be photo-documented to be featured in an upcoming edition of Illinois Latino Voice plus a class virtual ofrenda: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpadlet.com%2FHUMA121%2Fbzrpytm18fewx2z0&data=04%7C01%7Ckbowen%40colum.edu%7Cd445310b19a440b3dabe08d9877ee3be%7C243ef28877994efcaff5fde4e3f1c98d%7C0%7C0%7C637689801340373770%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=miWYpz1cwO0i4mdGaToZQ6nihWUwt71%2B2JlL8fsaTvM%3D&reserved=0

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