Las Flores de Zapata, A Free Días de los Muertos Community Event
Saturday, November 2nd
Celebrate Días de los Muertos by remembering the life and lucha of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. El Caudillo del Sur – as he was named for leading the fight for Mexican Indigenous rights and land reform – was born in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Now, one hundred years after his death, Minneapolis and Morelos are coming together to honor Zapata’s legacy. Join Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Cuernavaca City Mayor Antonio Villalobos, and Council Member Alondra Cano for this free community event. Bring your family, friends, and students to uplift our collective stories of struggle, triumph, and resistance during Días de los Muertos.
Event is free and open to the public. Join us on Saturday, November 2nd at the Weisman Art Museum
Interactive ofrenda activity with artist Monica Vega, includes take-home art building and guided tour to learn about the significance of an ofrenda.
Photo courtesy of Xavier Tavera.
The Last Zapatistas, Forgotten Heroes (Los Últimos Zapatistas, Héroes Olvidados)
Introduction by Mayor Jacob Frey and Cuernavaca City Mayor Antonio Villalobos: 4:00 - 4:15 pm
Film starts at 4:15 pm. 70 min
5:15 - 7:00 pm
Post-film community conversation and reception with Cuernavaca City Mayor Antonio Villalobos, filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone, Emiliano Zapata’s grandson Don Manuel Manrique Zapata, and artist Monica Vega.