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Sustainability Resources

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For those of you interested in finding more resources around sustainability, either local to NM or nationally/internationally, here’s a good starting place. I’ve compiled several places I’ve worked with or learned about in the last five years into the following downloadable PDF. Sustainability Resources Here are the slide presentations from both the composting/gardening workshop hosted […]

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August 9, 2013 Planning Meeting

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Our first August meeting was especially productive. Although we look for more people to attend our meetings, our meeting Friday was especially lively with lots of ideas discussed. Shauna, Amanda, Leslie and John were there along with Christine Garcia and Erika Wurth. Erika agreed to read during the conference’s Saturday night performance and generously offered […]

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June 21, 2013 Planning Meeting

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Our planning meeting in June looked a little different with new committee members attending. Kati O’Donnell, Akusua Akoto and Bill Nevins came and stimulated conversation about where the conference might be held–South Broadway Cultural Center, Harwood Art Center. Due to considerations of time, money, and familiarity with the Harwood, we decided to keep the conference […]

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April 20, 2013 Planning Conference Notes

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Our Albuquerque Cultural Conference planning conference was held April 20, 2013. Among the ideas discussed at the meeting, Levi Romero discussed la cultura, which he said includes food, land, water, and community issues along with what is generally considered “culture”—paintings, dance, music, theater and other performances. As a result we are providing time for conference […]

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ABQ Conference 2012 in my blog

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I’ve written about this year’s Albuquerque Cultural Conference in my blog A Burning Patience. The conference was pretty intense as usual (in a good way), and great as always to connect with friends I don’t see often, and to meet a few new friends. My blogpost is here: http://aburningpatience.blogspot.com/2012/10/albuquerque-cultural-conference-2012.html if you want to take a […]

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Education and Gentrification–Where Do We Go From Here?

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Talking about the educational institutions and their connections to the people they serve is always difficult. Problems stem from the role that the individuals play (or the ways that an individual has a connection) to those institutions. This is the same when discussing gentrification. How a person connects to the neighborhood/area mentioned brings problems to […]

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Day 2 of Conference

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Today is the final day of this year’s conference. Lots of talk about education happening–with panels like Can Tuscon Happen Here?, Cosmopolitanism, Education for Freedom, and discussions about Poets in the Schools in the Slam panel around, it would be a hard topic to avoid. The institutions of education, new educational policies, controversies, community ed […]

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Day 1 of the conference

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There was a lot of excitement in the air at the Harwood yesterday. Highlights for me included hearing Roberto Rodriguez talk about running with his students from Tucson to Phoenix in 115 degree weather to protest HB 2281, which bans ethnic studies in Arizona. This run inspired others, called barrio runs, that activists – adults […]

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More to Learn

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We’ll be highlighting Albuquerque Cultural Conference poets and panelists in upcoming days. Learn more about poet and panelist Luis Rodriguez and panelist Antonia Darder in previous posts and check back to the blog to learn more about the activists, advocates and academics presenting at the 2012 Conference. We’ll also be blogging from the Conference. Expect […]

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Panelist Antonia Darder in Truthout

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Albuquerque Cultural Conference panelist, Antonia Darder, was interviewed this week for a piece with truthout.org. Antonia will be speaking Saturday afternoon with the Conference’s Panel Four: “Building a Culture of Resistance.” The link below takes you to the truthout article. http://truth-out.org/news/item/11739-a-dissident-voice-for-democratic-schooling-gabriel-san-roman-interviews-radical-educator-antonia-darder  

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