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Incubation: Art Created in the COVID-19 Era, is an online exhibit of artwork created by Albuquerque High School students under the direction of four teachers. The work was created at the end of the spring semester, after schools closed across New Mexico in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Bookworks Virtual on Zoom: RSVP for this online event: https://www.bkwrks.com/mike-tapia
Presented by Bookworks, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the University of New Mexico Press, this thought-provoking book by Dr. Mike Tapia examines gang history in the region encompassing west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Known as the El Paso–Juárez borderland region, the area, spanning 130 miles from east to west, contains more than three million people. From the badlands—the historically notorious eastern Valle de Juárez—to the Puerto Palomas port of entry at Columbus, New Mexico, this area has become more militarized and politicized than ever before. Dr.Tapia examines this region by exploring a century of historical developments through a criminological lens and by studying the diverse subcultures on both sides of the law.
Free Community Event
Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2020
The first National Latinx Writers Gathering, “Sembrando y Soñando,” will take place October 16-18, 2020. It is open to any Latinx writer working in any genre. As a result of the new coronavirus, all weekend events will be virtual.
The first year of this unprecedented convening of Latinx writers emphasizes community-building, connection, and experiential collaboration–determined by a national survey of Latinx writers who expressed what they want from a first conference of this kind. The first event will also determine the shape and content of annual Latinx convenings in the future–an undertaking organizers want to co-create together.
Live via Zoom
Our Colcha Community Workshop is going virtual until we are able to meet in person, and is open to anyone wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting. Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the third Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.
Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928
Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.
This is a free community event
The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for October: Into the Beautiful North, Luis Alberto Urrea.
To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.
2 pm (MTS)
Live via Zoom
The campaign for woman suffrage in New Mexico is rich and deep. The struggle took 46 years, from 1874 to 1920. As with other aspects of women’s lives, most of the stories—political, economic, social—are not found in history books. They are still being unearthed in family lore, memoirs, songs, newspapers, and a few scholarly works. Join us to learn about the famous protagonists in this story, such as Adelina Otero Warren and Octaviano A. Larrazolo, as well as the less well-known, Ada McPherson Morley, Isabella Selmes Ferguson, Cora Armstrong Kellam and Margaret Green Cartwright.
Free, Registration Required
2 pm (MTS)
Virtual Reading and Discussion: Sergio Troncoso, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son (Cinco Punto Press, 2019)
Presented by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in collaboration with Bookworks. How does a Mexican-American, the son of poor immigrants, leave his border home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser’s American Tragedy and Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty. A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son is the recipient of a Silver Award for Multicultural Adult Fiction from Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards, and a Best of Texas 2019 by Lone Star Literary Life.