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Day of the Dead

In October 2009, the production model of Spark changed, moving from a stand alone series of original programs to the production of Spark segments, which will be premiered throughout the year as part of the newly re-vamped This Week in Northern California.

In this segment, visit the classroom of Amalia Mesa-Bains at the California State University at Monterey Bay as they compile a collective class altar, following the traditions of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

This Week Produced by Spark for This Week in Northern California.

[Original air date: Fri, Oct 30, 2009]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



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Amalia Mesa-Bains

See how Amalia Mesa-Bains's students compile a collective altar, following the traditions an ancient Aztec holiday, by gracing it with flowers, candles, and other offerings.

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