Dia De Los Muertos Festival Community Altar

Posted on Oct 14, 2017
Dia De Los Muertos Festival Community Altar

Honoring our ancestors and those who have recently passed is an important tradition in our culture. We remember and honor them by dedicating a special day of the year for them. On November 2nd we go to their cemeteries, light up our altars and decorate them with photos of our passed loved ones, candles, flowers […]

Presenting “Más” by Borderlands Theater

Posted on Sep 8, 2017
Presenting “Más” by Borderlands Theater

It’s been a monumental collective effort to bring Borderlands Theater for the first time to Phoenix! The Cultural Coalition has partnered for the first time with Xico, Inc., CALA and ASU’s Performance in the Borderlands.   We are all working together to present “Más,” a performance about the attack and removal of the Mexican American Studies […]

Celebrating Earth Day! Fundraising for the Arts!

Posted on Apr 18, 2017
Celebrating Earth Day!  Fundraising for the Arts!

Fundraising is always a challenge for small grass roots arts organizations such as ours The Cultural Coalition.  We count on the support of our generous patrons and supporters to provide cultural arts celebrations and workshops in our community. At our last Retreat, our Board Consultant Dr. Melanie Ohm suggested we tackle a few small but effective […]

Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Posted on Nov 3, 2016
Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Mikiztli [mee-keesh-tleeh]  and its history can be found tracing far back into Anáhuac, the original name of pre-colonial Meso America. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous peoples had no word for death in the Náhuatl language. We viewed death as a transition from this life to the next, called Mikiztli, a transformation or […]

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Posted on Oct 22, 2016
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

If you’ve never celebrated Dia de Los Muertos before, or learned about its history you might have some questions about the origin of the holiday. If you’re not a Spanish-speaker, you might even be unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary or traditions of Day of the Dead. Not to fear though! Today we’re answering all […]