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El Dia de los Muertos American-style: Communicating with the Living
Unformatted Document Text:  17 Americas, solidarity with the people of Guatemala, calls to free Leonard Peltier, 57 and demands to shut down the US Army’s School of the Americas. 58 Participants brought photos and mementos of indigenous martyrs for placement on a community altar, which quietly underscored the US government’s obligation to make restitution for past and present abuses to the native peoples of both North and South America. Sometimes the focus of Day of the Dead events is not dead people, per se, but deadly situations. In 1994, LA CAUSA (Los Angeles Communities United for a Sustainable Environment) held a Day of the Dead community forum and art exhibit to draw attention to environmentally-caused illnesses. “Revisiting the Dead: Latinos and the Environment” focused on the influx of toxins in Southeast L.A. caused by a high concentration of industrial plants in the area, and kicked off a community-based initiative to reduce environmental hazards. Utilizing the allure of festival and art, the event (advertised in the LA Times and other local newspapers) attracted a variety of residents, scholars, environmental activists, elected officials and others 59 who may not otherwise have attended a meeting about toxins in this distressed community. In a local manifestation of a global problem, residents used moral discourses about the “correct” and “incorrect” economic role of business in their community, defending working class interests above the profits of corporations. The language used at the event embodied what Thompson calls “certain essential premises…[about] what humans owe to each other in time of need.” 60 57 American Indian Movement (AIM) activist allegedly framed by the FBI because of his political work and imprisoned for more than 25 years on murder charges. 58 Dubbed the “School of Assassins” by international human rights activists, this US facility trains Latin American military leaders in counter-insurgency tactics. Its graduates have been responsible for many of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America, including assassinations, torture and massacres against civilian populations. 59 “Latino Event Focuses on Area’s Pollution,” Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1994, p. 9. 60 Thompson, op. cit., p. 350.

Authors: Marchi, Regina Miriam.
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Americas, solidarity with the people of Guatemala, calls to free Leonard Peltier,
57
and demands to
shut down the US Army’s School of the Americas.
58
Participants brought photos and mementos
of indigenous martyrs for placement on a community altar, which quietly underscored the US
government’s obligation to make restitution for past and present abuses to the native peoples of
both North and South America.
Sometimes the focus of Day of the Dead events is not dead people, per se, but deadly
situations. In 1994, LA CAUSA (Los Angeles Communities United for a Sustainable
Environment) held a Day of the Dead community forum and art exhibit to draw attention to
environmentally-caused illnesses. “Revisiting the Dead: Latinos and the Environment” focused
on the influx of toxins in Southeast L.A. caused by a high concentration of industrial plants in the
area, and kicked off a community-based initiative to reduce environmental hazards. Utilizing the
allure of festival and art, the event (advertised in the LA Times and other local newspapers)
attracted a variety of residents, scholars, environmental activists, elected officials and others
59
who may not otherwise have attended a meeting about toxins in this distressed community. In a
local manifestation of a global problem, residents used moral discourses about the “correct” and
“incorrect” economic role of business in their community, defending working class interests
above the profits of corporations. The language used at the event embodied what Thompson
calls “certain essential premises…[about] what humans owe to each other in time of need.”
60
57
American Indian Movement (AIM) activist allegedly framed by the FBI because of his political work and
imprisoned for more than 25 years on murder charges.
58
Dubbed the “School of Assassins” by international human rights activists, this US facility trains Latin American
military leaders in counter-insurgency tactics. Its graduates have been responsible for many of the worst human
rights abuses in Latin America, including assassinations, torture and massacres against civilian populations.
59
“Latino Event Focuses on Area’s Pollution,” Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1994, p. 9.
60
Thompson, op. cit., p. 350.


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