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Oaxaca Takes Over Dickinson

May 6, 2023

All are welcome!

"The formal Yalalag huipil is worn on special occasions, including during the Guelaguetza (known as Los Lunez del Cerro). This is an annual event that takes place in the city of Oaxaca in  Mexico that celebrates the indigenous culture highlighting the eight different regions. People from around the villages come together to share native food, display artisanal crafts, and dance Jarabes Serranos. The 8 different regions of Oaxaca are demonstrated through the symbolic and representative traditional clothing that consists of authentic garments and items. The traditional garment that is displayed is known as a Huipil from Villa Hidalgo Yalalag, a village in Oaxaca. Yalalag huipils are commonly woven from wool and cotton using backstrap looms. The process to create a huipil can take up to six months, depending on the fineness of the thread and other materials that are being used.

Understanding this, this is an event to establish native and indigenous Mexican presence on campus while switching the narrative of what Dickinson believes its student population to be. A walkthrough gallery of portraits demonstrating this presence on campus. 


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  • Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free