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March 2019

Mundos de Mestizaje

March 16March 17
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

Barelas Stories: Four Workshops

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Residents of Barelas are invited to a series of workshops that will result in a trilogy of plays about the neighborhood. The dates are March 9, 16, 23 and 30.  Do you have stories, images, characters or incidents about the neighborhood that you’d like to see in a play? In this series of four sessions we will play with words and techniques that reveal our stories and our styles. The workshops will culminate with a public sharing of stories, anecdotes and scenes at the NHCC.  Workshops will be led by Barelas residents/playwrights Leonard Madrid, Raúl Garza and Mónica Sánchez. Presented by the NHCC in partnership with Artful Life.   Register here.

Raul Garza is a playwright who tells stories that resound with culture identity and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and travels beyond his means.

Leonard Madrid is an Albuquerque area theatre maker. He has been awarded the Kennedy Center’s Latinx award for playwriting three times.

Mónica Sánchez has followed her bliss towards a life in the theatre and the theatre of life. She has been a professional theatre maker for the last three decades and happily resides in Barelas. dramatista.com

FREE and open to residents of Barelas

Yankwik Xiwitl/Aztec New Year

March 17

10 am

Kalpulli Ehekatl, Kalpulli Izkalli, y Danza Mayahuel invita la conformidad de Danzas Aztecas de NM y la comunidad a celebrar Yankwik Xiwitl/Año Nuevo Azteca/Mexika Azteca New Year.

Join us for a Mexika (Aztec) New Year ceremony, ushering in Chikome Akatl/Año Siete Carrizo/Year Seven Reed. The schedule is as follows:

10 am—Arranging the tlamanalli/ofrenda/offering
12 pm– Mitotiliztli/Danza/Ceremonial dance

If you wish to donate flowers, please bring them to the NHCC before 10 am.

For more information call Kalpulli Izkalli at: 452-9208 or 804-4602.

Kalpulli Izkalli—“Celebrating 20 years of Cultura, Healing, and Justice.”
Free public event

Trinity Downwinders 2nd Annual Benefit (Rental)

March 17

1 to 5 pm

Trinity Downwinders 2nd Annual Benefit being held to raise funds for members of the TBDC to travel to Washington, DC for further Congressional Hearings.  There was a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on June 27, 2018, which was attended by over 12 members of the TBDC.  Members of the TBDC are preparing to travel to Washington, DC for hearings on expanding the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to include the people of New Mexico.  Members will testify before Congress on the negative health effects suffered by the people of New Mexico due to the over exposure to radiation after the July 16, 1945, nuclear detonation (atomic bomb).  Many people living in and around the Trinity Test Site (150 mile radius) have suffered and continue to suffer with health problems since the time of the test.

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¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

March 19

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

Revolutions International Theatre Festival: Words from the Walls

March 21March 23
NHCC Campus 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7 pm both days

Produced by Tricklock Company, the Revolutions International Theatre Festival welcomes performance companies from all over the globe to perform and connect across cultures and communities. For the 19th annual festival, Tricklock and the NHCC present Words from the Walls.

Created by world-renowned Colombian/US Nemcatacoa Words from the Walls is a site-specific performance that explores different points of view about walls that separate people.  A non-conventional performance that mixes bilingual poetry, video projection, music, and physical theater on stilts. Words from the Walls creates an ambulatory theatre experience weaving an intertwined story connected by poetry and visual images that includes stilters, live music, and a poet to lead the audience on a journey through the NHCC campus as we investigate all walls, real and imagined.
$27 and $15 for students, seniors, veterans and NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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What Is It, Then, Between Us? Poetry & Democracy

March 22

A reading by visiting poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero

5:00 pm bosque walk with the poets, starting at NW corner of NHCC parking lot

6:30 pm poetry reading, Salon Ortega

A partnership between the NHCC, Letras Latinas (Notre Dame) and the Academy of American Poets Poetry Coalition, this reading and book signing links poetry with the concept of democracy and features Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero. “What is it then, between us” is a quote from Walt Whitman— the father of free verse, Bard of Brooklyn, the voice of Democracy — who was born 200 years ago, in 1819.

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Mundos de Mestizaje

March 23March 24
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

Barelas Stories: Four Workshops

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Residents of Barelas are invited to a series of workshops that will result in a trilogy of plays about the neighborhood. The dates are March 9, 16, 23 and 30.  Do you have stories, images, characters or incidents about the neighborhood that you’d like to see in a play? In this series of four sessions we will play with words and techniques that reveal our stories and our styles. The workshops will culminate with a public sharing of stories, anecdotes and scenes at the NHCC.  Workshops will be led by Barelas residents/playwrights Leonard Madrid, Raúl Garza and Mónica Sánchez. Presented by the NHCC in partnership with Artful Life.   Register here.

Raul Garza is a playwright who tells stories that resound with culture identity and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and travels beyond his means.

Leonard Madrid is an Albuquerque area theatre maker. He has been awarded the Kennedy Center’s Latinx award for playwriting three times.

Mónica Sánchez has followed her bliss towards a life in the theatre and the theatre of life. She has been a professional theatre maker for the last three decades and happily resides in Barelas. dramatista.com

FREE and open to residents of Barelas

Shine Conference 2019 (Rental)

March 23

 

9 am to 12 pm

What does it look like to serve our communities in a way that makes a lasting impact? Are some methods more effective? How do we ensure that the time and energy we spend makes a difference?

If you believe that successful schools are a vital part of a thriving community and are interested in learning how you can be a part, we invite you to Shine Conference 2019.

WHAT IS SHINE CONFERENCE?

Shine Conference is a one-day event where Shine Partner Churches, APS faculty, guest speakers, and our team come together to give you the best resources on on developing your community through the local public school. We take a church beyond just donating material goods to building transformational relationships.

We provide high-quality content and an open view into the impact that Shine Partnerships are having in Albuquerque.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

We understand that you have a busy schedule and it can be very difficult to take time away on a weekend. We try to pack as much as possible into a short amount of time and give you the best experience we can offer.

  • 8:30AM – Check-In
  • 9:00AM – Gathering & Introduction
  • 9:30AM – Break
  • 9:40AM – Session 1
  • 10:25AM – Break
  • 10:35AM – Session 2
  • 11:35AM – Break
  • 11:45AM – Closing

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