Mesoamerican Cosmology – Ofrenda Honoring the Children who died at the Border in 2019.
The Austin College students in Julie’s Mesoamerican Mythology made altars to remember five children who died at or near the Texas-Mexico border. The altars have been set up at Ideation Station in the Ghost Town Arts Collective Gallery.
December 5, 2019 there will be an open house from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm for the greater Texoma Community to view the Ofrenda and meet the students.
Students will be available to talk about what they have researched about the child they are remembering and the symbolism of the elements they chose to include in their altar.
I was moved by the thoughtful ways my students honored the children who died at the border this past year. Listening to them tell about the lives of these children, their passions and joys or other details found in the student’s research, was particularly significant. May the memory of these young ones live on and may their humanity be honored. Thanks to all who attended and to those who helped to put the ofrenda together.
Dr. Julie Hempel, Associate Professor of Spanish
Classical & Modern Languages