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For me, this is what the Cultural Conference has to offer: an animated forum for discussion and exchange.

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Margaret Randall writes: Age has a lot to do with who I feel I am, and how I see myself today. Age for me means experience: where I have been, with whom, the mentors who continue to nourish me (even those long gone), the movements I’ve witnessed and in which I’ve been privileged to participate, […]

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New book about interpersonal violence and activism: The Revolution Starts at Home

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Here’s a wonderful interview with the editors of the The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities, courtesy of  Bitch Magazine: http://bitchmagazine.org/post/bibliobitch-the-revolution-starts-at-home-a-qa-with-the-editors Towards the end of the interview, there’s quite a list of resources about interpersonal violence and activism as well.

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Cost of War

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I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the costs of war, then I saw this post today:  http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/the_cost_of_americas_wars_felt_but_unknown_20110817/ $9.7 billion a month. What would a $9.7 billion a month increase mean for our education system? Medicare? Welfare programs and unemployment? How much aid could we send to drought savaged areas and weather torn disaster areas […]

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Conference Dialogue

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With the Albuquerque Cultural Conference just three weekends away – August 26-28, 2011 – things are beginning to move quickly. Be sure to check here often in the upcoming weeks to find out what people are thinking about the conference, not to mention the world we live in. Panel moderators have developed their discussions and, […]

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More Women’s Writing

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I Believe by Cindy Florez I believe in a life that comes between sleep and wake. A wicked and uncontrollable space in time. The feeling of being pulled out of your body and taken to an unknown place. Not being able to move, not being able to scream for help. Eyes open, but not seeing. […]

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Mandy Gardner writes

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“One of my goals and challenges in teaching creative writing at the Albuquerque county jail is to find ways to draw these marginalized women into the larger community. It’s surprising how many local opportunities present themselves. Not long ago, the women’s writing was part of an exhibit at OFFCenter Community Arts Center, “Through A Narrow […]

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The women’s writing

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With their permission, Mandy is sharing some of the women’s work. Here are a few pieces. We’ll post more on the blog in the days to come. What I Believe In by V.T. Medina I believe in treating people with respect even if I’m not fond of them. I believe in being yourself. Being yourself […]

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Meeting face-to-face at the conference

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Our friend Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group sent the following paragraphs, recently, as part of a larger message to his fellow advocates and activists.  His words speak  eloquently to the mission of the Albuquerque Cultural Conference and so we asked to post them here. Our conference is committed to the sorts of […]

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Something about Cuba, upon my recent return…

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Only 90 miles off the Florida cays, Cuba is a world apart. On this trip that was powerfully driven home to me by how long it took to get there and back: two full days in either direction. I traveled through Mexico City and Cancún, having to spend a night in the former going and […]

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