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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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Panelist Antonia Darder in Truthout

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Albuquerque Cultural Conference panelist, Antonia Darder, was interviewed this week for a piece with 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.  

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Cultura for the Rest of Us

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Our first movie fundraiser was a success! We were proud to team up with the Guild Cinema and the UNM Chicana & Chicano Studies department yesterday to watch some locally-produced shorts on the big screen. Thanks to all who attended, including Richard Vargas, whose photos are on our Facebook page, Dr. Irene Vasquez, who gave […]

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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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Have you heard about the 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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Climate Change in the Southwest

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Today I ran across this article in Indian Country Today about the signs of climate change already surfacing on tribal lands in our area. What can we do, as individuals and as a group, to help people see the dangers we are facing across state and national borders when it comes to climate change? How […]

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Librotraficante Traffics Through ABQ


In March 2012, we helped the Librotraficantes raise thousands of dollars for books that were donated to Tucson students.

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