Ever since she appeared to Juan Diego back in the 1531 folks can’t get enough of her. You see Lupe on t-shirts, key chains, calling cards, SUV’s and all kinds of other stuff. I’ve never gone to the Basilica in Mexico City to check out La Virgen de Guadalupe but maybe I will get a chance in December when I go visit family. A friend tells me they have a pedestrian conveyor belt that zips you right past her shrine and into the gift store.
Columbia College will be hosting the following event:
Tuesday, September 29, 12:30 p.m.
618 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor Conference Room
The Virgin of Guadalupe has long been a cultural and religious icon throughout Latino America. Join Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, and staff as we discuss how her image has impacted Latino art and culture, including her influence in community murals, theater, and more.