Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Dr. Stefanie Beninato, JD PhD
Email stebeni@swguides.com, info@nmmediate.com
Phone 505/988-8022
Address P.O. Box 1601
Santa Fe, NM  87504-1601
US
Biographical Info Dr. Stefanie Beninato is a long-time public historian, working on projects ranging from archaeological surveys to genealogy, land use and water law. She lectures and teaches to a wide audience on tours and in class rooms.
Program Title LAND GRANTS AND WATER RIGHTS: Fighting Words in the Twenty-First Century?
 
Program Description Land grants and water rights have been an integral part of New Mexico's history. The subject of intense debates, long and arduous discussions and disagreements, court rulings and legislation, land grant and acequia rights remain an ongoing issue in New Mexico today. This presentation addresses the cultural, social, economic and political history as well as jurisprudence.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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Program Title POPÉ AND NARANJO: Leadership in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
 
Program Description Was Popé the leader of the Pueblo Revolt? Were there other leaders? Until recently, with few exceptions, historians left this question unstudied. Let's examine the documents within a cooperative model of Pueblo leadership so we can appreciate this event and its enormous consequences on the cultural landscape of New Mexico.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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Program Title THE INDIAN NEW DEAL IN THE SOUTHWEST
 
Program Description The Indian New Deal marked a major change in relations between Native Americans and whites. Policy went from assimilation and integration to cultural preservation and self-government. John Collier, Indian commissioner, who created the policy, took the reforms from the Mexican Revolution and applied them to Native American groups here.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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Program Title "THE POLITICS OF REBELLION": The Free Speech Movement and the Counter-Culture
 
Program Description This NMHC presentation centers on the Free Speech Movement’s effects on the counterculture. The Free Speech Movement (FSM), an early outgrowth of the civil rights movement, was seminal in setting up the environment of the 1960s that allowed students who were dissatisfied with society to make changes. Although it might have been an unintended consequence, it unlocked the possibility of new social structures and politicized life-style choices. This presentation explores the history of the FSM and some of the long-lasting contributions of the counter-culture: recycling, sustainability, organic farming, alternative energy sources, and an acceptance of alternative life-styles This topic is relevant both historically and currently to New Mexico, the site of numerous communes in the 1960s.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures; Sustaining Community
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