Recent News and Announcements


The Socorro Public Library is hosting Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, a national reading and discussion program designed for veterans.

3 Nov 2015

Throughout November and December-Tuesdays and Thursdays-the Socorro Public Library will be hosting evening reading discussions on the anthology Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian.

All participants who sign up for the program will receive the book for free. Veterans will have opportunities to discuss a series of thematically related works of literature over the course of six sessions.

The reading discussions will start at 5:45. For more information please contact Chelsea Lyons at the Socorro Public library at 575/835-1114.

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Screening of the Harvey Girls Documentary & New Interview Segment with Harvey Girl Nina Strong ON October 24 & 25, 2015 in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, NM.

20 Oct 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Ilfeld Auditorium, Las Vegas NM

2 PM - Harvey Girls Documentary Screening

3 PM - Featured Interview with Harvey Girl Nina Strong who attended Highlands University in the 1940s, while working as a Harvey Girl at the Castaneda in Las Vegas, NM! The new interview segments will be followed by a discussion with authors Stephen Fried, Carolyn Meyer & Rosa Latimer, curator Meredith Davidson and filmmaker Katrina Parks. For more information please contact Katrina Parks at



The New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Harvey Girls Revisited

For the first time, Katrina Parks, director of the documentary Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, shows her newest interviews with former New Mexico Harvey Girls Beverly Ireland and Bernette Jarvis (left photo), Tonie Pacheco and Bea Kaundart. Joining the discussion: Harvey family members and authors Carolyn Meyer, Rosa Latimer & Stephen Fried. See the full documentary at 10 am, 11 am and noon. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

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"The Migration Experience" Film / Discussion Series Free and Open to the Public

6 Oct 2015

October 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2015

African American Performing Arts Center

310 San Pedro Dr. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

** "Cambodian Son" Thursday, October 8: 6:30 pm

** "Pushing the Elephant" Thursday, October 15: 6:30 pm

** "Iraqi Voices" Thursday, October, 22: 6:30 pm

* "La juala de oro"/The Golden Cage Thursday, October, 29: 6:30 pm »

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Contemporary Issues Series: Features Jessica Helen Lopez Albuquerque's Poet Laureate to Express Her Spirit

6 Nov 2015

Free Event with Museum Admission

Her poems explore themes of place and identity, Culled from experiences as a transplant from California and life as a woman, mother, poet, and educator in Albuquerque's Barelas community.

Where: The Albuquerque Museum 19th and Mountain Rd NW (historic old town)

When: Sunday November 8 at 1:00 pm

For more info call: 505-243-7255 or call 311 locally or visit:


People Create Cities Speakers Series: Special Presentation Japanese American Prison Camps of World War II

1 Nov 2016

Special Collections Library * 423 Central Ave NE * 848-1376

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 1-3 pm

The presentation compares and contrasts the WRA "family" camps of WWII and DOJ Camps of NM. Live readings, discussions and photographic images will take place.

This presentation is a special arrangement travels to Lordsburg, Silver City, Las Cruces and Gallup Nov. 16 -19.

For further info contact:


Imprisonment of Japanese in U.S. Prison Camps during World War II & Comparison of Camps in Wyoming and New Mexico by Sam Mihara

1 Nov 2015

Presentation includes: live speakers, video, panel discussion and a

Q&A session.

Hibben Auditorium, Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico

7:30 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For more information contact:

Fall 2015 New Mexico Humanities Council Newsletter!

23 Sep 2015

Stay informed and read about our latest programs and activities taking place around the state.

Nice article featuring one of our grant supported programs in the Silver City Sun-News.

12 Aug 2015

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