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Espejos de Aztlan

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

UniRadio Noticias

Mon. Jan.7th 7p:  The Department of Homeland Security announced a rule to support family unity during waiver process. We´ll discuss it with Olsi Vrapi (Adjunct Professor of Law at the UNM, and member of American Immigration Lawyers Association);  Marcela Diaz (Executive Director, Somos un Pueblo Unido), and Javier Martinez (Associate Director, Partnership Community Action).

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Barelas

Dec 23, 2012
Rocco Ceselin Photography / http://www.roccostudio.net

Mon. 12/24 7p: Gabrielle Marie Uballez, Michael Lopez, Hakim Bellamy and Candelario Vazquez discuss The Cuento Project, a collaboration between Dolores Gonzales 5th grade students, Vecinos Artist Collective, and the Barelas Community Coalition, where students created a cuento around the theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” in Barelas, and short dedications/stories about people who are important to them.

"Bearing it"

Dec 10, 2012
"Bearing it", Cover of the book by Carmela Chavez

Mon. Dec 10th, 7pm:  Carmela Chavez, writer of "Bearing it. The life of a New Mexico Woman" will talk with us about her courage for life as a descendant of Native Americans and a Spanish conquistador. Join us in this life-journey!

Mon. 12/3 7p: The small New Mexico border town of Sunland Park was in the spotlight this year. But what did the media leave out about this struggling community? Find out on the HIDDEN HISTORIES OF SUNLAND PARK, a documentary by Kent Patterson.

Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Frank Leto & Pandemonium

Mon. Nov. 26, 7p: Frank Leto will join us to talk about  Pandemonium and their celebration of "CARNAVAL" through musical styles of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans. This Thursday, November 29th, the band will present  an evening of original music at the Outpost Performance Space with rhythms, such as the samba, frevo, batucada, calypso, comparsa and more of this pan-Caribbean all-star ensemble.

Mon. 11/5 7p: In recent years, a new generation of immigrant artists and, in particular, youth activists have used a variety of art and media forms to organize and inspire young people most affected by harsh immigration legislation.  They create collective spaces for youth empowerment thereby strengthening local and national networks. We will be joined by two organizers of an upcoming symposium on art, media, and immigration: Irene Vasquez and Rafael Martinez. 

RJ Mirabal, The Tower of Il Serrohe

Mon. 10/15 7p:  RJ Mirabal will be interviewed  by host Henry Gonzales about his newly published book: "The Tower of Il Serrohe" pulls the reader into the deteriorating life of Don Vargas, thrown out of the house by his promiscuous wife. He lands in a dilapidated adobe casita in the Valle Abajo, a valley strangely like and unlike his own Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque. The casita serves as a portal into an unknown world, a parallel to the present existence.
 

Marcos Zaragoza

Mon. Oct 8, 7p:  Property rights regarding land and water were not fully respected in the years after 1848. We´ll talk about the struggle of nuevomexicanos to recover land and water rights, especially among who are heirs of community land grants.

This is an active movement regarging LAND GRANT-mercedes, an on-going burning issue with approximately thirty community land grants actively engaged with each other, U.S. and New Mexico state agencies, and the public.

Upcoming Theatre Events at the NHCC

Sep 27, 2012

Mon. 10/1, 7p: Crawford MacCallum (Teatro Paraguas) will present Poesía de México, a trilingual production (Náhuatl, Spanish, and English). Alicia Lueras Maldonado and Sandra Marroquin-Evans will comment on La Casa de Bernarda Alba (by Federico García Lorca). Both plays will be performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Dream Activist

Mon. 2/6 7pm: How deportation and its aftermath destroys Latino families in our community.

Nationally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processed 400,000 deportations last year, a historic record number. Among them, Ramón Eduardo Dorado Mendoza, a 19-year-old CNM student, raised in Albuquerque since he was a small child, was deported after being issued a traffic ticket on I-25 on his way to morning classes.  Ramón´s parents relate the events leading to his deportation and the consequences of deportation on Latino families in our community.

Las Historias Escondidas de Sunland Park

Sep 13, 2012
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Mon. 9/17 7p: "The Hidden Histories of Sunland Park"

In 2011 and 2012, the small New Mexico border community of Sunland Park made regional headlines and national news for its political scandals. Delving into the sensational, the media coverage largely glossed over long-running environmental troubles affecting the lives of the town’s residents on a daily basis.  

This Spanish-language radio documentary  helps fill the gap by exploring crucial environmental issues that impact the nearly 15,000 residents of a mainly Spanish-speaking, low-income community bordering Texas and Mexico.

Purojazz.com

Mon. 9/10, 7p: Poet and community organizer, publisher of MÁS TEQUILA Review, Richard Vargas will talk with us about the panel "CAN TUCSON HAPPEN HERE?" that will take place at this year´s ALBUQUERQUE CULTURAL CONFERENCE (Sept. 28-30). Host: Cristina Baccin

Deferred Action Policy

Aug 26, 2012
Fibonacci Blue

Mon. 8/27 7p: Now that the Deferred Action Policy has gone into effect, what's next? Christopher Ramirez, local activist and community organizer, as well as Jaen Ugalde and Italia Aranda, students with the New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM DIA), join us to discuss a variety of aspects surrounding the Deferred Action Policy. 

 

Mon. 8/13 7pm:  Marcela Diaz, from Somos Un Pueblo Unido, will discuss the release of a new report detailing local law enforcement compliance with a 2009 law that bans racial profiling and other forms of bias-based policing.  Three years after the 2009 ban went into effect, the study finds that the large majority of local law enforcement agencies in New Mexico are not in basic compliance.

Glenn D. Kaufmann

Mon Aug 6, 7p: Las Vegas Mayor, Alfonso E. Ortiz, will talk with us about his memories of his city, and the future his administration is creating. Host: Cristina Baccin

Chicano Secret Service: Art & Activism

Jul 27, 2012
Chicano Secret Service Chicano Secret Service - Comedy performance group

Mon. 7/30 7p: Artist, academic, and activist Elias Serna joins us for a conversation on the teatro sketch comedy group Chicano Secret Service as well as on the ongoing battle over Raza Studies in Tucson. Serna also treats us to a performance/interview with the most radical Chicano in all of Aztlan: Che Castro. You don't want to miss it!

http://www.jeaninekitchel.com

Mon. 7/23 7p: Jeanine Kitchel talks to us about her book "Maya 2012 Revealed" and the so called, "end of the world" on December 21, 2012.

Kitchel studied the world of the Maya for decades provides an enjoyable adventure deep into the heart of Mexico, into the mystery of the Maya.

"Paloma"

Jul 16, 2012

Mon. 7/16 7pm: How did Muslims, Christians and Jews co-exist peacefully in eleventh century Spain when religious intolerance persists in present day U.S. society? Interview with the producer and the lead actress of the world premier performance of "Paloma," by Anne Garcia-Romero.  The play follows three young students in New York City -shaken by the 9-11 terrorist attacks- while they study ancient Muslim Spain. The producer, Linda Lopez-McCallister and the lead actress, Lena  Armstrong provide insight into the play.

Roberto Gil Esteban

Mon 7/9 7p: Peggy Gaustad, longtime board member of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market traveled to Cuba in December 2009 on a scouting trip for the Market, with the intent of seeing what the state of folk art was in Cuba.  She brought back paintings from four Cuban painters, Roberto Domingo Gil Esteban, being one of them.  Roberto Domingo Gil Esteban creates what he calls “naïve” art, using bright colors and depicting scenes from everyday life. He remembers being a small child and painting images depicting all of his daily experiences, and he has carried that passion and excitement into his more recent artwork. Roberto Domingo Gil Esteban is extraordinarily committed to his craft and loves painting without “any aesthetic or formal obligations,” a fact which he believes has made his work more dynamic and approachable.

Herman Sillas / Sillas Fine Arts

Mon. 7/12 7p:  After the ruling was disclosed, are you still confused about how the last Supreme Court decision vs. Arizona Immigration law  will affect especially, Latino immigrants?

María Estela de Ríos, member of MALDEF will talk with us about “show the papers” and profiling effects. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is the nation´s leading Latino civil rights organization founded in 1968.

Mon. 6/4 7p: We´ll interview Tony Gallegos, the Chief Executive Director of Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (RGCDC) to talk about what are they promoting in the South Valley of Albuquerque while trying to maintain its roots and history: a real social defiance. Join us on Espejos!  

 

Mon. 4/9  7p: Rodriguez follows up his critically acclaimed Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. with the recently published It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. He joins us for a conversation on his recent memoir, on writing, and on relevant social issues.

 

 

Mon. 01/02 7:00p:  Spanish-language documentary on the violence in Ciudad Juarez and Mexico.Victim testimony, interviews and analysis of the so-called drug war. Covers human rights violations, the forced displacement of populations and efforts to organize resistance. 

Todd Williams / http://www.toddwilliamstravel.com

Mon. 10/31 7p:  Teatro Paraguas and KUNM’s Raices Collective present the radio drama  "El Encanto, Tendajón Mixto".

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