The School of Arts and Sciences (SOAS), along with a host of community organizations, enjoyed a beautiful fall day celebrating Día de los Muertos in Fort Worth’s historic North Side.
For the second year running, SOAS faculty and students, TXWES alumni and representatives from numerous academic majors and student groups, including the Bilingual Education Student Association (BESO) and the Gold Line Dance Team, participated in the Día de los Muertos parade. The event, in its 20th year, was sponsored by Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latino Police Officers Association and Visita Fort Worth.
During the parade, Dr. Ricardo E. Rodriguez, Dean of Arts and Sciences, drove a festively decorated TXWES truck adorned with a banner declaring “Texas Wesleyan University is proud to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution.” Students and faculty alike carried colorful signs representing each academic major in the School of Arts and Sciences, plus BESO, LSA and the TXWES Honors program. Following the parade, Associate Professor of Spanish, Dr. Amy Bell, along with her students Caterina Garcia and Jessica Espinoza, Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Sam Davila, represented the School of Arts and Sciences at the Día de los Muertos festival in Marine Park, where they distributed candy and TXWES swag to enthusiastic festival goers.
Thank you to everyone who helped Rampresent, and we hope you will all join us next year!