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Education and Gentrification–Where Do We Go From Here?

Albuquerque Cultural Conference

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 1 of the conference

Albuquerque Cultural Conference

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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Have you heard about the Undocubus?

undocubus

The NY Times covers the story of the Undocubus–a bus full of undocumented people traveling from AZ to NC for the Democratic National Convention.  They’ll be coming through NM soon…

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if we controlled the movie industry by Richard Vargas

Albuquerque Cultural Conference

This poem is the work of Richard Vargas – Albuquerque Cultural Conference performer, participant and advisory board member. The “Joe” referred to in the poem is Joseph Arapiao, the Arizona sheriff who’s under fire from the Feds for his brutal arrests of suspected undocumented immigrants. if we controlled the movie industry the wicked witch of […]

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