Day of the Dead Celebration Gathers Seeds for Puerto Rico

Dia de los Muertos 2017 altar

November 2017 — On Day of the Dead, faculty and students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese dedicated their celebration with a community altar erected in memory of poet Francisco X. Alarcón, a beloved Spanish lecturer in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, who passed away in 2016.

The group also used the occasion to honor victims of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico with an offering of seeds meant for the “Seed Relief Puerto Rico” initiative to help restore the island’s agriculture.

Photo by Taylor LaPoint, photo/videography intern and history major