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Posada’s Literary Calaveras with Dr. Gloria Arjona

Southland Sessions Presents: From high school operas and drive-thru art exhibitions to Chicano comedies and underground DJ sets—we are showcasing the vibrancy of arts and culture across our city today.

En Casa Con LA Plaza is a video series which features Mexican American and Latino culture through cooking demos, performances, lectures and events for kids.


Title: En Casa Con LA Plaza: Posada’s Literary Calaveras
Presented by: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Originally Published: August 5, 2020
Hosted by: Abelardo de la Peña Jr.
Guest: Dr. Gloria Arjona, Lecturer, Entertainer and Author

Dr. Gloria Arjona presents the little-known side of José Guadalupe Posada, creator of iconic Día de los Muertos imagery. In a bilingual presentation, Dr. Arjona reveals his humorous rhymes and illustrations commenting on then-contemporary – but eerily relevant – persons and issues, including politicians, pandemics, and racism.

About LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
LA Plaza is an institution of stories that makes known the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in shaping the past, present, and future of Los Angeles.

About the Series
En Casa Con LA Plaza is a video series from LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, hosted by Abelardo de la Peña Jr. The thrice-weekly series offers a wide variety of programs, from cooking demos and performances to lectures and events for kids.

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