For Day-of-the-Dead 2020, in partnership with local community groups, we constructed altars to honor community members who had passed away due to COVID-19 pandemic in our binational region. The individual altars are shown below.
Our altar to the coronavirus victims in San Diego City will be in front of the Sherman Heights Community Center as part of their Day of Dead art exhibition and celebration. The altar will be available for viewing from October 26th through October 30th. The Sherman Heights Community Center is located at 2258 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102.
Friendship Park, Tijuana
Our altar to the immigrant victims of the coronavirus will be displayed at Friendship Park, on the Tijuana side, from October 26th through November 2nd. We will also be participating on a virtual Day-of-The-Dead ceremony with Border Church on November 1st, where the immigrant coronavirus victims will be recognized as part of the ceremony.
Photos are shown below.
Euclid Health Center
Our altar in Southeast San Diego is at the Euclid Health Center at 286 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114. It is located in the hallway in the front building, in front of the entrance to the bridge.
Our altar to honor the National City and Paradise Hills victims of the coronavirus is located Red Bird Market at 2035 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950.
The community coronavirus memorial altar in Chula Vista is at the Chula Vista Civic Center on Fourth Ave between F and Davidson on the walkway at the southeast corner of Building C. Photos are shown below.
Other Community Tributes
In addition to the coronavirus altars that our organization is creating, there are other community altars and events also being planned by other groups for day of the dead, focusing on honoring those that died of the coronavirus.