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Let's Talk New Mexico 6/14 8a:  Research shows when students learn about their own culture and history in school, it can keep them engaged, boost self-esteem, and improve academic performance. Some public schools offer Mexican-American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies courses to a small number of students, but most of New Mexico’s Hispanic and Latino students still don’t get that opportunity. Did you take classes like these? What did that mean for your educational experience? Are public schools in New Mexico doing enough to offer those types of classes? We’d like to hear from you! Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

Mon. 4/2, 7p: Today, on Espejos de Aztlán we´ll talk about a long standing need at the University of New Mexico: a deeper investment and development of a Chicana & Chicano Studies Department which is a "historical debt" to a state whose population is  rooted in the heart of Chican@s struggles.

Genízaros: Slavery In New Mexico

Feb 5, 2018
University of New Mexico Press

Mon. 2/5, 7p: We´ll speak with UNM Associate Professor Michael Trujillo about New Mexican's history of slavery and the story of Salvador, a genízaro man from Chimayó, the main character of Gilberto Benito Córdova´s novel, "Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó".

Afro-Latino Talks

Jan 29, 2018
Picture: Finnie Coleman / https://chicanos.unm.edu/people/faculty/doris-careaga-coleman.html

Mon. 1/29, 7p: Honoring Black History Month, today we´ll have a conversation with Dr. Careaga Coleman hosted by Cristina Baccin about the Afro-Latino Talks series at UNM. We´ll focus on one question: Are African descendants recognized in Mexico?  Dr. Coreaga´s research includes the study of Son Jarocho and Afro-Mexican foods as cultural retentions, and the legacy of Caribbean dance in Mexican culture.

Fandango Burqueño

Jun 2, 2017

Sat. 6/3, 3:30p: FANDANGO Burqueño! Organizers & musicians will join us to share this community-based celebration of son jarocho, poetry, dance, especially: zapateado!! with host Cristina Baccin.