Sundays in the Museum: Exhibition tour with Brandee Caoba

2 pm

Join us for a tour of the exhibition, Because It’s Time, led by Brandee Caoba. About her artwork, Spiritus Mundi, Brandee writes, “Approaching this project from a universal perspective, I have come to recognize that we are all living under the same sky. We share an almost identical genetic code–regardless of skin color, hair texture, the color of our eyes, gender, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background and ethnic or cultural identity. Not only does our genetic coding link us to each other, but it also links us to every other organism on Earth.”

Brandee will talk about her work as well as facilitate a conversation about the exhibition as a whole.

The event is free with the purchase of museum admission.

Demetria Martinez, “Sanctuary: Readings & Recollections”

6 pm

This talk is part of the educational programming related to People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.

Martinez will read from her novel, Mother Tongue, and talk about the 1988 conspiracy in connection with allegedly transporting two Salvadoran refugees into the United States. That historical moment speaks to conditions, today, in the struggle to stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters. Demetria Martinez has written poetry, essays, and novels. She co-authored a book on immigration reform with former Oklahoma Senator, Fred Harris. She was honored with an international Latino book award and an American Book Award. In 2011, she received the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicana/Latino Literature.

Monthly Speakers Program for the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM (Rental)

10:30 am

Suzanne Stamatov will present, “Colonial New Mexico Families: Community, Church and State 1692-1800.”  The title is from her book of the same name, which will be available after the meeting. In villages scattered across the northern reaches of Spain’s New World Empire, remote from each other and from the centers of power, family mattered. In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century. Family was both the source of comfort and support and of competition, conflict, and even harm. Cases, including those of seduction, broken marriage promises, domestic violence, and inheritance, reveal the variability’s families faced and how they coped. Stamatov further places family in its larger contexts of church, secular governance, and community and reveals how these exchanges–mundane and dramatic–wove families into the enduring networks that created an intimate colonial New Mexico.

NHCC Writers present Short Mystery Fiction

6 pm

Short Mystery Fiction: Featuring Nancy Martira, Maurice Moya, David Sanchez and Deyonne Sandoval.

Join us for a reading by writers completing the NHCC’s eight-week “Short Mystery Fiction” writing workshop. Each writer will share an excerpt from a mystery fiction piece in-progress. All are welcome to celebrate our growing community of NHCC writers.

TEDxABQ Imagine Albuquerque

6 pm Friday
1 pm Saturday

Celebrate the ideas, people, and culture of New Mexico. New TEDx talks by remarkable speakers, memorable performances, and one-of-a-kind audience experiences. TEDxABQ is a gathering of minds and community with new ideas and original thinking in every discipline.
One Day Ticket:
Friday—Adults $35, Students $25 & One Day VIP ticket $105
Saturday—Adults $55, Students $35 & One Day VIP ticket $105
Two Day Ticket:
VIP Ticket—$155

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Alejandro Mendiaz, “Speaking Truth to Power: UndocuTalks”

11 am

This talk is part of the educational programming related to People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.

UndocuTalks is a podcast that was developed as a virtual space where undocumented youth can independently share news, knowledge, and culture with other undocumented youth and allies.  Alejandro Mendiaz is a co-founder of UndocuTalks and a host of the UndocuNews segment that aims to share important information with our immigrant communities in a healthy dose of digestible pieces of information that combat the constant stressful bombardment of immigration-related, sensationalized news. Alejandro and the UndocuTalks collective sees podcasting as revolutionary medium that can inform our social movements in New Mexico, the U.S., and internationally.

La Canoa: Mulattos of Cochiti: Caste in Spanish New Mexico

2 pm

Please join Deputy State Historian Rob Martinez, as he examines the role of racial mixing, identity, and the categorizing of humans living in Spanish Colonial New Mexico. The approach will be through the lens of the casta, or caste system. Historical research, genealogy, and DNA all converge to provide a clearer understanding of Hispano roots in New Mexico, as well as in Latino-Meso America and Hispanic Europe.

Deputy State Historian Rob Martinez is a native New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a B.B.A. in International Business Management, Rob went on to pursue his interest in New Mexican culture and history at UNM, earning an M.A. in Latin American history, with an emphasis on church, cultural, and social practices of the Spanish Colonial period in New Mexico. Mr. Martinez worked for fourteen years as a research historian for the Sephardic Legacy Project, scouring civil and church archives in New Mexico, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, analyzing documents for a research and publishing project about the Crypto-Jewish phenomenon in New Mexico and the Caribbean. Rob has presented papers and lectures on his research at the University of New Mexico as well as history conferences throughout the southwestern United States. He has also spoken to historical groups in New Mexico such as the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Historical Society, and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies about research methodology, unique findings, New Mexico Hispanic culture, and general History of New Mexico. Mr. Martinez is also a folk musician, performing and promoting New Mexican Hispanic musical traditions for the past twenty years with his brother Lorenzo and their father Roberto Martinez in the group Los Reyes de Albuquerque. With his musical family, he has performed in all parts of New Mexico, and on multiple occasions has presented music and New Mexican culture at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, D.C., the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship Awards, and also at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

ABQ Latin Dance Fest Lecture Series: Cuban Music: Beyond Buena Vista Social Club

6: 30 pm

PRESENTER: Daybert Linares Díaz

SYNOPSIS: In 1999, the release of a documentary “Buena Vista Social Club,” which depicted the process of recording the album of the same title two years prior, became a worldwide phenomenon. After decades of partial musical obscurity due to the U.S. embargo on the island, the international audience was once again regaled with the sounds of a pre-1959, pre-communist Cuba. For many U.S. people, Buena Vista Social Club signified a return to those times, a memory of a “lost” island and rhythms—both also lost in time.

Buena Vista Social Club’s international success and critical acclaim, however, bypassed entire generations of Cuban music. Indeed, the album focused mainly on rhythms that had been produced between the 1930s and 50s. But what happened between 1959, the year Fidel Castro took power, and the advent of the second millennium? What music were Cuban musicians producing during this time? What new rhythms were developed? How did the music of Cuba evolve during all these years? And more importantly, was Buena Vista Social Club an accurate representation of the contemporary music in Cuba at the time that it was released? This presentation is an invitation to explore these questions, to listen to music, and to learn what Cuba has produced, musically speaking, beyond Buena Vista Social Club.

Henry Jake Foreman: “Changing Tides in Indigenous Arts and Community–Indigenous Models for Entrepreneurial Development

11 am

This talk is part of the educational programming related to People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.

The fourth in our People-Powered (New Mexicans in Social Movements) Series features Henry Jake Foreman.  Henry Foreman uses traditional, Indigenous models of knowledge production along with contemporary practices.  He is the founder of the Karuna Colectiva that mentors youth in Albuquerque.  Indigenous methodologies and epistemologies guide his philosophical and research approaches to working with youth and communities to promote the health of our biosphere. He recently graduated with his Masters from the UNM Community and Regional Planning program. Since graduating he has successfully completed his teacher licensure program, the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program, through New Mexico Community Capital.