Dia de los Muertos Event Supports Boulder Youth
For Boulder native, community member and business owner Mitch Campbell, the traditions of Dia de los Muertos resonate because they encourage celebrating life and strengthening communities through shared remembrance of those who have passed. Echoing the deeply meaningful intent and customs of this traditional Mexican holiday, also known as Day of the Dead, Campbell looks to support local organizations that share in this reverence for the promise of a fulfilled life through his own organization’s annual Dia de los Muertos fundraising event.
“Boulder is a wonderful city that deserves the accolades it receives for being a wonderful place to live, work and be,” says Campbell, founder of youth-centric organization All About the Kids. “But it’s also a city like any other with issues such as marginalized children without the support, love and infrastructure they need to fulfill their potential.”
On November 3rd, the second annual Dia de los Muertos event hosted by All About the Kids will bring the Boulder community together to support local organizations working to raise awareness and provide resources and support for at-risk Boulder youth. Benefiting Blue Sky Bridge (this year’s main beneficiary), the event is made possible by a number of local sponsors whose donations help ensure that every dollar raised goes towards supporting in need Boulder youth.
The event will feature food, drinks, dancing and live music from local band The Goonies. It will also include face painting and a costume contest for which wearing your finest Calaca apparel is encouraged. In the spirit of Dia de los Muertos and at the heart of the event, All About the Kids has also partnered with local Latino organizations to create a community altar at which attendees can share photos of loved ones passed, keeping their memories alive, celebrating their lives, and finding comfort in shared loss and experience.
“I firmly believe that starting a child’s life in an environment full of love and support greatly increases their potential for success down the road,” says Campbell. “It’s that promise that we’re aiming to support.”
For more information on All About the Kids and this year’s Dia de los Muertos event, visit AllAboutTheKidsBoulder.org/#overview.
What: 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Event, benefiting Blue Sky Bridge
When: eTown Hall at 1535 Spruce Street in Boulder
Where: November 3rd at 6:00 P.M.
Blue Sky Bridge
With a mission to foster safe communities, healing, and justice to end child abuse, Blue Sky Bridge works specifically within Boulder County to provide advocacy, resources, and support to youth and caregivers in need.
“There is a local and national need to educate people on the prevalence of child abuse and to support effective intervention and prevention strategies,” says Gina Maione Earles, Executive Director of Blue Sky Bridge. “This event helps provide us with the resources we need to further shine a light on this issue.”