Last weekend, many members of the department were involved with the local annual celebration of Oaxacan language and culture, the Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza. Andrew Hedding, Steven Foley, and Kelsey Sasaki all volunteered, and Jason Ostrove and Maziar Toorsarvandani contributed to the opening remarks with with welcomes in San Martín Peras Mixtec and Santiago Laxopa Zapotec, respectively. And a particular shoutout to Maho Morimoto for playing for many (many) hours of great music with the Banda de Música de del CIS 8 de San Bartolomé Zoogocho Oaxaca.