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April 20, 2013 Planning Conference Notes

Albuquerque Cultural Conference

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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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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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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Barelas activists respond to ABQ Journal criticism

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Javier is a panelist on Sunday, September 30th’s COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP AND COMMUNITY CULTURE. Rail Yards Project Not Fiscally Irresponsible By Javier Benavidez / Barelas Neighborhood Association and Ron Romero/Member, Barelas Community Coalition and Rail Yards Advisory Board on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 The Journal’s criticism of the city’s handling of the Rail Yards project in […]

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Non-panel Events at Conference

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Hi everyone, I found this on the GOOD website today. It’s a $500 grant to make a community meal using local ingredients. I thought this might be a good opportunity for us to try at the conference–(maybe Robin would be able to help?) with a fairly simple recipe involving Chiles of course. Maybe doing a […]

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We Invite You to Join our Conversation

Albuquerque Cultural Conference

We’re continuing to develop panels for this year’s ABQ Cultural Conference and want you to be involved. Join our discussion of issues relevant to our conference theme – Crossing Borders: Historical, Social, Cultural – here on our blog and we’ll tease out panels for Sunday, the second day of the conference. We’ve built the three […]

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