Dia de los Muertos in the Woo Celebration

Date: October 30, 2021 at 10AM-4PM

Join us on Saturday 10/30 from 10:00-4:00 for a multi-site celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at various locations including the JMAC, Common, WPL, and WAM.

Events include:
*A mural by the Mexican artist Marka27 at City Hall
*A sculpture by Ecuadorean artists and storytellers Jose Criollo and Germán Chiriboga staged at the JMAC (Noon-4PM)
*Two offerings curated by Mexican artist and scientist Maya Rojas at City Hall and WAM.
*A block party on the Common (including artists, community organizations, artisans, food vendors) hosted by the City of Worcester and
*Youth programming led by Main IDEA in partnership with WPL.


We join to celebrate an important cultural Latine tradition of remembrance (celebrated across several Latin American countries) and give voice to the disparities Latino/a/es have faced during the pandemic in Worcester.


Our Día de los Muertos Steering Committee includes Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Germán Chiriboga, Mayra Rojas, Gina Plata Nino, Raquel Castro-Corazzini, Hilda Ramirez, and Joy Murrieta. We are deeply grateful to the City of Worcester and JMAC for hosting our Celebration and to WAM for serving as our fiscal sponsor. Our celebration is generously supported by major donors Greater Worcester Community Foundation, United Way of Central Massachusetts, Promoting Good, Real Zepeda Tequila, and Steve Taviner|Matthias Wascheck, as well as many other partners in our community.


The Worcester PopUp at the JMAC is a creative co-working
space of the Worcester Cultural Coalition and in partnership with The Barr Foundation. This event does not necessarily reflect the views of either organization.

If you would like to learn more, volunteer, or make a donation, please email: woo.dayofthedead@gmail.com