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Espejos de Aztlan

Monday 7:00PM - 7:30PM

Bilingual arts and public affairs program with interviews.  Click here to email questions and comments.

Picture: Humans of New Mexico Project

Mon. 11/28, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de New Mexico. We´ll listen to the life stories of Ralph A. Vigil II and Victoria Maestas, who share their different experiences of living in New Mexico for many generations. Ralph, from the Pecos Valley in northern New Mexico, speaks to growing up and being connected to the land: 

Picture: Centro de Comunicación Social (Sección XXII, Oaxaca, México) / http://www.cencos22oaxaca.org

Mon. 11/7, 7p: Interview with Oaxacan leaders of the Coordinadora Nacional de los Trabajadores de  Educación (Sección XXII), Mayem Arellanes Cano and Fernando Soberanes Bojórquez about the struggles for public education, human rights and what are they fighting to protect in Oaxaca (México) hosted by Cristina Baccin. UNM Professor Lois Meyer joins us in the conversation.

Photo: Milken Family Foundation

Mon. 11/7, 7:30p: A Latina second-grade teacher from Santa Fe (New Mexico) Melissa Tapia-Kovac received $25,000 from the Milken Educator Awards.  From Amy Biehl Community School at Rancho Viejo, Ms. Kovac is one of the 35 recipients of this nationwide recognition for teaching.

www.humansofnewmexico.com

Mon. 9/24, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de New Mexico. We´ll listen to the life stories of Juan Carlos Martínez and Suyent Rodríguez, who share their different experiences of immigration and life in the US as immigrants. Suyent, a Cuban born student, contrasts the two worlds she has been living: 

Mon. 10/31, 7p: On ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN, an interview by Cristina Baccin with author and UNM Assistant Professor José Orduña about how immigrants’ everyday life is intertwined with the USA´s immigration and social policies and history. Yolanda, Martín, Octavio, José and his abuela are part of this interview which is based on Mr.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), is a national organization  founded in the 1960's to defend Latino legal and civil rights. MALDEF President, Thomas Saenz visited Espejos de Aztlán to speak with host Cristina Baccin about some priorities in the defense of Latino civil rights, especially regarding the right to vote.

Bullying In Schools

Aug 29, 2016
http://noticias.lainformacion.com

Mon. 8/29, 7p: How does bullying happen in schools? Who is at risk? How does it affect the Latino/Hispanic community? What are the resources that parents and children have in New Mexico to respond to bullying? What are the ways to prevent it?

http://www.lostiempos.com

Mon. 8/1, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de New Mexico. With the goal of gathering the diversity of New Mexican cultural traditions, this project focuses on oral history -recorded and archived for future generations- prioritizing oral and language traditions.

"Washed Up"

Jul 10, 2016
Photography: Alejandro Duran (2011)

Mon. 7/10 7p: On Sian Ka´an, a glorious beach on the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) close to the tourist destinations of Cancún, and Tulum, you can see the gorgeous tropical forest, mangroves and marshes.   Its shores home to precious sea life, and over 300 species of birds fly in its sky. In the Mayan language, SIAN KA´AN means ´Origins of the sky´. In this place, you can expect the mesmerizing sea and landscape but, also piles of garbage originating from all over the world.

Danielle Gilliam

Mon. 7/4, 7p: Listen to uplifting stories of Latinas who participated in the Innovation Academy for Women of the Americas launched at the University of New Mexico, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

UNM Latino Graduates Strive, Grow And Thrive

May 26, 2016
https://elcentro.unm.edu/

Mon. 5/30, 7p:  We  celebrate achievements of Latino Graduates who participated in the 24th Annual Raza Graduation Ceremony.   Claudia Avila-Mitchell (an Army Veteran) and Gema González share their  personal  stories, struggles and passion along with what it is like to be a  Latino student at the University of New Mexico.  Rosa Isela Cervantes, Director of El Centro de La Raza explains the role of El Centro as a  key place for Latino students to find refuge from the academic jungle.

reygarduno.blogspot.com

Mon. 4/18 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, a conversation with recently retired City Councilor Rey Garduño. Elected in 2007, Garduño served two terms on the Council representing the UNM area, Nob Hill and the International District. During his eight years, Garduño became known as a champion for his District, and for people of color and of low-wealth. We’ll hear his perspectives on governance, power and race in Albuquerque.

www.guayasamin.org (Fundación Guayasamín)

Mon. 4/4, 7p: This month we celebrate Children´s Day in several countries, so host Cristina Baccin converses with our guests, Dr. Verónica García, Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children and  Ms. Amber Wallin, Director of Kids Count about childhood in New Mexico. More information: http://www.nmvoices.org

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Art by Luis Carreño

Mon. 3/7, 7p: We celebrate International Women´s Day and the strengthen of Latina writers in an interview hosted by Cristina Baccin with UNM Faculty (Chicana and Chicano Studies Department), Dra. Patricia Rosas Lopátegui about one of the most important Mexican literature figures: Elena Garro and her political assassination.

Photo credit: Carlos Puma, for UC Riverside

Last week, US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera visited New Mexico to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Somos Un Pueblo Unidos and participate in activities organized by the UNM Chicana and Chicano Studies Department.

Espejos de Aztlán was founded by another Latino poet, Cecilio García Camarillo (1943-2002), so we couldn´t miss the opportunity to interview Mr. Herrera.  This year, he was honored with the nation’s highest award in poetry; he was named Poet Laureate of the United States, the first Latino awarded this honor.

Photo: Los Poblanos / http://www.lospoblanos.com

Mon. 12/7, 7p: We´ll be in the kitchen of the architectural historic local treasure, Los Poblanos and La Quinta, with a New Mexican culinary treasure: Chef Jonathan Perno. He cooks for us a MEXICAN CHOCOLATE pie to share in our holidays. It´s easy to prepare in your own kitchen with your children around: enjoy this ¡Espejos de ... chocolate! Be ready to smell it...

http://www.gocriogrande.com

Our guests are bikers dedicated to protecting the victims of child abuse. They are  GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN,  a humanitarian service that provides protection and works with  prevention following the motto:"Don't Let Your Silence Drown Out Their Cries".

http://krcu.org/post/bridging-language-gap-medical-interpreters

Mon. 11/16, 7p: Join Espejos de Aztlán in an interview with Certified Medical Interpreter and Trainer Cecilia Portal. Are medical institutions and organizations responding to the growing demand for medical interpretation services? What are the barriers for the career and someone who wants to become a Certified Medical Interpreter? What are the risks of miscommunication between patient and medical care provider,  and how are they dealing with this challenge? Get  your perspective on this social need within our Latino/ Chicano communities.

http://somosunpueblounido.org

Mon. 11/2, 7p: We celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the valuable organization Somos Un Pueblo Unido for its advocacy for workers and civil rights in New Mexico: our guests, Marcela Díaz –Executive Director- and writer Dr. Lois Palken Rudnick. We´ll talk about the milestones of their organization, and the “American Dreams/Border Realities” Film Series that will be hosted in Center for Contemporary Arts Cinematèque to honor Somos Un Pueblo Unido .

http://www.cimarroncolombia.com/

Mon. 10/5, 7p: The Colombian and Venezuelan plains region is home to one of most engaging musical traditions, the joropo, a musical genre created by ranching people of the Orinoco River plains to accompany their tasks with the cattle.

http://www.jimmylopez.com/discography/

Mon. 8/31, 7p: Jimmy López  is among the younger generation of South American Composers. Born in Lima, Perú, his life trip looks like the Lord of the Air, one of his most important compositions about the flight of the Condor, the emblematic bird of the Andean Region.

Workers on front

Sep 4, 2015
http://blog.workingamerica.org

Mon. 9/7, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán celebrates Labor Day with New Mexico Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) President, Jon Hendry, and leaders of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME, New Mexico Council 18): Joel Villarreal (Staff Representative) and Miles Conway (Communications Coordinator). We talk about what are their main goals to achieve, the main topics that workers organizations need to face, and what´s the future of Unions.

www.cabq.gov/culturalservices

Mon. 8/3, 7p: Do you know where does LA BAMBA come from? We explore it and share SON JAROCHO music with local group "LUZ DE LUNA".

 

Cover Picture: "Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest. A Self-Portrait of a people" by John Donald Robb / UNM Press

Mon. 7/6, 7p: “Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest” is a fine folk music portrait written by  John Donald Robb based on his 1941-1979 collection (published by UNM Press)

Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and Jack Loeffler guide us through this music treasure of around 3.000 songs available to the public through John Donald Robb Trust.

Hotel Mariachi

Jun 29, 2015

Mon. 6/29, 7p: A unique visual and narrative approach to the strengthen, and survival of mariachi musicians through a place: HOTEL MARIACHI.

Yesterday, “Hotel Mariachi. Urban space and cultural heritage in Los Angeles” published by UNM Press won the Award as Best Non-Fiction Multi Author book at the 2015 Latino Book Awards during the Annual ALA Conference (American Library Association), held in  San Francisco.

Catholic Charities Center for Refugee and Settlement / http://www.ccasfnm.org

Mon. 6/1 7p: An interview with refugees Gised Aboy-Reina (Cuba) and Sanaa Yagoob (Irak) along with Beatrice Villegas, Program Director of the Center for Refugee Settlement and Support (Catholic Charities, New Mexico). We´ll talk about how their life is since they arrived as refugees in New Mexico. 

 

UNM - El Centro de La Raza / http://elcentro.unm.edu/

Mon. 5/4, 7p: Today, we´ll  celebrate achievements of Latino students who participated in the 23rd Annual Raza Graduation Ceremony.  And commemorate 45 years of El Centro's contributions.  Rosa Isela Cervantes, Director of El Centro de La Raza and 2015 graduates José Mondragón, Trinidad Rodríguez and Laura Ordóñez, will share  their  personal  stories, tell us  about  their role models  and  what it is like to be a  Latino student at UNM .  We will also learn about their aspirations for the future.  

NM State Representative Andrés Romero / New Mexico Legislature - www.nmlegis.gov

Mon. 4/13 7p: Join Raíces and Espejos de Aztlán this evening at 7:00pm for time with NM State Representative Andrés Romero (District 10 - Los Padillas, Pajarito, Mountainview in the Albuquerque South Valley). We'll talk about some of the outcomes of the legislative session, and what he learned during his first term in the State House. Then stay tuned for plenty of great music and a tribute to the late Eduardo Galeano, and the opportunity to support KUNM and Raíces during the Spring Fundraiser.

NM Consensus Planning

Mon. 3/16 7p:  The Bernalillo County Commission will meet Thursday March 26 to vote on the Santolina Development Plan. What is the Santolina Development Plan? Is it in the best interest of Bernalillo County residents and the state of New Mexico? 

Kelly O’Donnell, PhD economist/public financial expert and Juan Reynosa, organizer with Southwest Organizing Project , will update us on the potential consequences of the plan for our community.  Join us!

 

Painting: "Teocalli mexicana" by David Gremard Romero / http://www.gremardromero.com

Mon. 4/6, 7p: Did you ever hear that once upon a time there was an American continent where natives could seduce the Spanish intruders with their own stories and memories? Join us in the exploration of the power of the Mesoamericans´ ideas and why a portion of this continent was named: Nuevo México .

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