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    October 12

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September 2019

Who We Are, Together: NM Families Project Presentation for Madrid and Padilla

2-4 pm

This project engaged 2-3 generations of seven NM families in testing their DNA and researching their family lineage with the help of the NHCC and experts in the field. For seven Sundays these families will present what they learned about who they are, where they are, where they came from, and from whom they descend, followed by dialogue. Join us to explore the diverse heritage and history of NM through our families: who we are, together.

For this presentation, hear more about the histories of the families Madrid and Padilla.

Other presentation dates below:

Oct. 6, 2-4 pm: C De Baca
Oct. 20, 2-4 pm: Lopez, Fraga, Liomas and Gomez
Nov. 3, 2-4 pm: Martinez and Tafoya

Please RSVP as space is limited: http://bit.ly/2WFltQa

October 2019

Who We Are, Together: NM Families Project Presentation for C De Baca

2-4 pm

This project engaged 2-3 generations of seven NM families in testing their DNA and researching their family lineage with the help of the NHCC and experts in the field. For seven Sundays these families will present what they learned about who they are, where they are, where they came from, and from whom they descend, followed by dialogue. Join us to explore the diverse heritage and history of NM through our families: who we are, together.

For this presentation, hear more about the histories of the family C De Baca.

Other presentation dates below:

Oct. 20, 2-4 pm: Lopez, Fraga, Liomas and Gomez
Nov. 3, 2-4 pm: Martinez and Tafoya

Please RSVP as space is limited: http://bit.ly/2WFltQa

Book Presentation and Signing: Dr. Mari-Luci Jaramillo and her book “Sacred Seeds”

2:00 pm

A notable educator and civil rights advocate, Mari-Luci Jaramillo is best known for her accomplishments as U.S. Ambassador to Honduras in the 1970s. From humble beginnings in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mari-Luci went on to a long career that included numerous positions at the University of New Mexico, and serving as the U.S. Department of State, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs under President Carter, and as the U.S. Department of Defense, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Latin America under President Clinton. Dr. Jaramillo resides in  Albuquerque, NM.

Mari-Luci tells the story of her own coming of age in the 1930s, stories of the every-day and the out-of-the-ordinary, stories of how she learned the values of community, faith, love, tradition, and passion for learning. Featuring New Mexican Spanish and illustrated by photographs and sketches, this collection of stories reveals the observant eye and open heart of the girl who became Madame Ambassador.

This event is free and open to the public.

“Lost Places”–Día de los Muertos Writing/Art Show

October 25November 15

This curated exhibit features community-created ofrendas/works of writing and art that remember beloved, lost places—whether a lost region of the Amazon, Chaco Canyon, or an abuela’s kitchen. Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 27, 2019. Opening reception: Friday, October 25, 5:30-7 pm. The show will run from October 25-November 15, 2019.

November 2019

Who We Are, Together: NM Families Project Presentation for Martinez and Tafoya

2-4 pm

This project engaged 2-3 generations of seven NM families in testing their DNA and researching their family lineage with the help of the NHCC and experts in the field. For seven Sundays these families will present what they learned about who they are, where they are, where they came from, and from whom they descend, followed by dialogue. Join us to explore the diverse heritage and history of NM through our families: who we are, together.

For this presentation, hear more about the histories of the families Martinez and Tafoya.

Please RSVP as space is limited: http://bit.ly/2WFltQa

April 2020

NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival

April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am6:00 pm

Thank you to all who made our first NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival a success.  We had over 440 visitors, 19 authors/presenters/student storytellers/student poets and 18 vendors.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM THE 2019 FESTIVAL HERE!

SEE THE FULL PROGRAM FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL HERE

You can still order festival merchandise (t-shirts, water bottles and posters) with a logo/image by festival artist Zahra Marwan. The festival image (upper right) was recently shortlisted for the World Illustrator Awards and will be in an exhibit at the Somerset House Embankment Galleries in London. Congratulations to Zahra!

We would like to thank our generous donors, the City of Albuquerque, the BNSF Railway Foundation, and French Funerals and Cremations, for making the festival possible.

And we also extend our warm thanks to our festival partners: Children’s Day, Book Day; Artful Life; ABQ Reads; Bookworks; the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute; Native Realities, UNM Press, and Reforma de Nuevo Mexico.

Check back on this page, starting in October, for information about next year’s festival.

For more information, please contact Valerie Martínez, Director of History and Literary Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center: valerie.martinez@state.nm.us; 505-383-4724.

ABOUT OUR INAUGURAL FESTIVAL

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque hosted its first annual NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival. Coinciding with National Poetry Month; Children’s Day, Book Day; Arbor Day; and Semana Cervantina/Poesía eres tu, this festival will celebrate children’s books written in Spanish and English and Native languages and English.

The focus on Spanish-English and Native Language-English books and authors made this annual festival particularly meaningful and vibrant, reflecting the identities of many children in New Mexico and the Southwest. We want to encourage children to see themselves in contemporary children’s literature as well as introduce a bilingual body of work to a wider audience. The 2019 festival emphasized books for readers in grades K-6, though there were activities for kids of all ages, including families, and workshops for parents and teachers.

The festival also launched a summer reading program at the NHCC–connecting children struggling with reading with free reading tutors who provided one-on-one and group tutoring at the NHCC over the summer.

 

 

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