This Fall, the New Haven chapter of Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) will invite people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to come together to make objects and costumes that will be carried and worn through the annual Día de los Muertos parade. Over the past 11 years, the festival has grown to feature giant bamboo kites, cardboard floats, exquisite masks and larger-than-life puppets that commemorate the stories and enduring spirits of our passed and disappeared ancestors. Stilt walkers, brass band musicians, jugglers, fire dancers, and face painters join this life-affirming procession. This parade is one of New Haven’s largest, most creative and inclusive community-driven celebrations, and the exhibition will provide an opportunity for visitors to learn about the personal stories that each of the objects behold. Lead organizers and collaborators include John Lugo (Director, ULA), Pedro Lopez (Artist-in-Residence, ULA) and Rosario Ciaceno (Activist/Volunteer, ULA).