John Spoor Broome Library


Library Rooftop

Day of the Dead Exhibit

CI Announces 7th Annual Day of the Dead: Celebration of Life

Public invited to enjoy cultural music, dancing, and speakers.


CSU Channel Islands’ (CI) Chicana/o Art History, Intercultural Services and John Spoor Broome Library invite the campus and community to engage in our seventh annual campus celebration of Day of the Dead: Celebration of Life on Monday, November 2,2015 at the John Spoor Broome Library Plaza. “Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration that commemorates family and friends who have died. This event highlights the importance of celebrating the dead after they have deceased and celebrate their lives. Throughout the event several topics are addressed such as why it is celebrated, where it originated from and why it is such an important day for many countries such as Mexico and the United States. The Celebration of Life event is from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at John Spoor Broome Library Plaza.


The success of the event is greatly due to student performances. This year the CI’s Ballet Folkórico, CI Mariachi, Aztec dancers, and the Oxnard College Ballet Folkórico will be featured at the event. Intercultural Services has invited several speakers to come and represent the “Día de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” tradition and its culture. Speakers that will be attending include the Oxnard College Interim President James M. Limbaugh Ph.D (TBD), CI Executive Representative (TBD), Mexican Consulate Berenice Díaz Ceballos(TBD), Chicana artist Isabel Martínez, and the Executive Director MICOP Arcenio López (TBD).


Mixteco-styled sand mural

Join us this year as celebrated Mexican artist, Isabel Martínez, creates a Mixteco-styled sand mural using seven tons of sand at the John Spoor Broome Library. The community and campus are invited to participate in the creation of the mural to celebrate the life of loved ones throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015. The exhibition will remain on display at the library until November 15, 2015.

Altar installations

Guests will have the opportunity to view the altars exhibition of installations created by CI students, faculty, staff and community members which will be located inside the John Spoor Broome Library in honor of those who have passed away. The altars will be on display and open to students and the community to see from November 2 - November 15, 2015.


We welcome everyone to come to our “Day of the Dead” Celebration of Life, but limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers.  Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way.  Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes, Monday through Friday.  For exact times, check the schedule at


Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact Disability Resource Programs at (805) 437-3331 or email as soon as possible, but no later than ten business days prior to the event, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. For additional event information please contact Motoko Kitazumi, Coordinator of Intercultural Services, at 805 437-3243 or