The Cross Cultural Center hosted an event for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Friday, Oct. 26. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates deceased loved ones. The event took place in the DeNaples Center from 10 p.m. to midnight.
This year the Cross Cultural Center joined together with students who went on a service trip to the Kino Border Initiative. One of these students, Megan Steinmetz ’19 was greatly affected by the trip.
“The Kino Border Initiative, located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico, graciously hosts dozens of student groups from various high schools and universities each year,” Steinmetz said. “My International Service Program trip in May 2017 involved trips to a Border Patrol Agency, meetings with ranchers living on the border, meals with migrants at the Comedor (a welcoming place just across the border in Nogales for migrants traveling either way, no questions asked), sitting in on a deportation hearing with Operation Streamline, a visit to a women’s shelter, a walk through the desert, and much more.”