IGE Day of the Dead altar–honoring those who came before us



The Institute for Global Education will do an altar for the Grand Rapids Public Library Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Altars are built on October 26 and will be on display from October 27 to November 1.

There will be a workshop at IGE (1118 Wealthy St SE) on Saturday October 22 at 2pm to design our altar. Isabel Villaire will help.

We need names of people to include with days of birth and death, pictures, a few sentences on how they were important to IGE and ideas of what we should include (e.g. books, globes).

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So far people who have been suggested include:

Betty Reid Ford

Constance Powell Locke

Ed Prong (9/29/1918 – 9/16/2016)

Jesu Malinowski (spelling needs to be corrected)

Phillip Villaire (2/6/1936 – 2/4/1993)

Sr Hellen LaValley

Sr Jackie Hudson


Donations to IGE in their honor are welcome.  Use PayPal on the Web Site or send checks to

Institute for Global Education

1118 Wealthy St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506


Please pass this on to friends and encourage them to participate, give us names and visit the library for the event.