¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime

10 am – 11 am

¡Hora de Cuentos! Bring your children ages 1 through preschool to the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s beautiful and historic library for bilingual story reading. During this week’s storytime, Rocio Chavez from the Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors, will be reading Drum Dream Girl and leading an art project for the children.

This event is held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 10 am. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child. No registration required.

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Free family event

Reading & Booksigning: Jonathan Marcantoni, Kings of 7th Avenue and Tristiana

2 pm to 4 pm

Join author Jonathan Marcantoni, who will be traveling to Albuquerque from Colorado, for an interactive reading event, drawing from the material in his books Kings of 7th Avenue and Tristiana.

Kings of 7th Avenue takes an unflinching look at Tampa’s multi-ethnic communities to show how the roots of misogyny and abuse have grown so deep that they have become tradition, tracing the meteoric rise of one couple and the violent fall of another against the backdrop of Tampa’s infamous Ybor City club district. Tristiana, Marcantoni’s first Spanish-language novel, explores a beautiful and troubled land where a group of men and women debate between the playful comfort of the world of ideas and the cruel reality of political violence. The epic of these “Tristianos,” embodied in paintings and murals—transcends the lines connecting the struggles of the past and the dreams of a free future.
Free public event

Poster Art Exhibit: Event Posters 2001-2017

Welcome to an exhibition of posters created by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in support of various and numerous events over the last 16 years. Each of the Center’s programs creates and presents events in conjunction with our mission. This exhibit will run from July to December 2017 in the History and Literary Arts Building. It is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10 am–5 pm and the 1st Saturday of the Month, 1 pm–5 pm.

Reading & Booksigning: Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity

6 pm to 8 pm

Join author Robert Con Davis-Undiano for a reading from his recently released book, Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity.

Davis-Undiano’s landmark book details the profound ways in which Mexican Americans have contributed to U.S. culture since the 1960s. It addresses the need for Mexican Americans and Latinos to stop apologizing for being in the U.S., as well as the need for mainstream culture to stop making them the “enemy.” The intent of the work is to encourage Latinos to take pride in what they have accomplished already, and to help others to be more understanding of what Mexican Americans and other Latinos are continuing to try to accomplish.

Robert Con Davis-Undiano is a Mexican American and a professor/administrator at the University of Oklahoma.
Free public event

La Canoa: Narrating the Manito Trail in Wyoming and Arizona

2 pm

Join Vanessa Fonseca, Assistant Professor, English – Arizona State University; Levi Romero, Assistant Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies – University of New Mexico; and Trisha Martínez, Ph.D. Student, American Studies – University of New Mexico, as they discuss the Manito Trail.

This is an interdisciplinary ethnographic project documenting Hispanic New Mexican, or Manito, migration from New Mexico to different parts of the United States from the 1850’s to the present. Looking at the many major migration routes of Manito families, this project focuses on the driving factors for Manito migration and the exploration of querencia, or how one establishes a sense of self and community through place. For this talk, we will speak about our experiences along the Manito Trail in both Wyoming and Arizona and offer some historical and community perspectives gained from our work with Manito communities who left New Mexico in search of employment and opportunity.
Free community event