¡Día de los Muertos Está Muriendo!

¡Qué triste! The annual Mission Día de los Muertos march which hopes to take place Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7pm at 24th & Bryant Streets, needs some help.

Due to budget cuts, the San Francisco Arts Commission eliminated the Neighborhood Festival Grant program this year. Without this source of crucial funding, Marigold Project is struggling to meet the impending costs of the San Francisco Recreation and Park permit. We feel strongly that Day of the Dead should remain a free community event, with no corporate sponsors. It is our hope, that together we can keep this grassroots tradition alive. If you have made an offering at the park in honor of a loved one or have received something of value from being part of this rich and unique community celebration and want to see it continue, please consider making a contribution to this year’s event. We cannot do it without your support.

Bummer, this event has been going on without a hitch for over 30 years. The organization is hoping to raise $6000 to keep the event afloat. Visit the official website and click the donate link in the upper right to help out.

And please, if you do decide to participate in the event this year, be sure to preemptively reflect on the cultural and personal significance of the event, otherwise other white folks folks get soo offended.


8 Responses to “¡Día de los Muertos Está Muriendo!”

  1. They had the same problem last year. Oddly enough, the were asking for the same amount of money: http://missionmission.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/the-missions-dia-de-los-muertos-celebration-in-financial-trouble/

    • indeed says:

      probably because the money they are requesting now and the money they were requesting last year is for the same thing – a use permit for Garfield Park. Maybe not so odd.

  2. Please, God, tell me this means that the annual CAMP party is unfunded too!!!

  3. Bitter Old Conservative Loser says:

    Hear Hear! Watch Fox News instead!

  4. Matt says:

    So… San Francisco eliminated a government program that gave these guys money so that they could… give it back to the San Francisco government?

  5. fooos says:

    i’m only giving them money if they can find a way to keep the fucking burners out

  6. Bre says:

    I am a 7th grade teacher in NC and came across your site while researching some information about the Day of the Dead for my history class this year. I just wanted to thank you for the great information and articles about the Holiday.

    We would love it if you could write a few articles for us, but I understand if your busy so a link to some of the current articles would be very helpful as well to help us spread trusted resources to other teachers. I have included a link to the site in case you would like to help us out by linking to it, Tweeting it, or adding it to your Facebook profile.


    Thanks and keep the great resources coming

    Bre Matthews