The Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council (C.H.A.C.) was established in 2001 by the Board of Supervisors to provide an official liaison and communications link between the Hispanic/Latino community and Coconino County.
Claudio Sanchez, education correspondent for National Public Radio, will be the guest speaker during the free presentation: “The Rights of Immigrant Children: A Reporter’s Notebook” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the High Country Conference Center, 20 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.
Sanchez, a former elementary and middle school teacher, joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas, based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.- Mexico border, according to a media release. Sanchez is a native of Nogales, Mexico, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University.
Members the Art History Society for Northern Arizona University celebrated the annual Día de los Muertos on Nov.2 at the amphitheater outside of the University Union. Members presented an ofrenda (altar) honoring Mexican artist Guadalupe Posada, along with facepainting and other activities. For more information on the event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebraciones de la Gente concluded on Sunday, Oct. 30 with the blessing of the altars, complete with music by Mariachi Sol Azteca from Tuscon. Participants, artists, performers and members of the community then gathered in front of the Día de los Muertos mural for a group photo.
Presented by Museum of Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces, the event featured music, dance performances, discussions on Hispanic history in Northern Arizona and information on the history of the altars presented in the courtyard.