loading spinner
Online Program

Online Lecture: Santa Muerte & The Day of the Dead

Program No. 24526RJ
Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about Santa Muerte and the Day of the Dead.
Not yet reviewed

Enroll with Confidence

We want your Road Scholar learning adventure to be something to look forward to—not worry about. Learn more

Protecting the Environment

We offset a portion of the emissions created by your travel. Learn more

No Dates
There are no dates available.

At a Glance

Santa Muerte has been called the “fastest growing religion in the Americas." Find out what it’s all about with religion and culture expert, Brian Carwana. Delve into a worship that focuses on Saint Death — or the Bony Lady — a female figure that resembles the Grim Reaper. Her devotees in Mexico and elsewhere are growing rapidly, much to the dismay of the Catholic and Pentecostal churches. Brian will also explain the Day of the Dead, which is not related to Santa Muerte, and explore how both of these traditions mark the attitude towards death found in Mexico and other Latin American cultures.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.