Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Margaret Montoya and Diana V. Martinez
Email montoya@law.unm.edu
Phone 505/345-6382
Cel Phone 505/440-6382
Address 931 Green Valley Road NW
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Biographical Info Margaret Montoya is an emeritus UNM law professor who writes about race, culture and communication. A New Mexico native, she graduated from Harvard Law School. Diana V. Martínez, is her daughter. She is a program manager for the University of New Mexico's Health Science Center Office for Diversity. Previously, she worked for ENLACE New Mexico.
Program Title NAME NARRATIVES: An Interactive Exploration of identity, Histories, Race and Culture
Program Description Names are deeply personal. Names connect us to our immediate families, our ancestors, our communities; the places where we live, love, work, and die. Names can reveal or obfuscate our race, gender, religion, language(s), marital status, as well as assimilation tendencies or resistance. Names can open the doors of opportunity or close them. We can love or reject our names, choose new ones, prefer nicknames, endure names that don’t fit, be subjected to teasing because of our names. Our identities, including racial identities, are a social (and legal) construction, and we participate in that process of construction when we examine and tell stories about our names and the histories they reveal. In short, name stories are an opening into an examination, formation and transformation of personal, familial, and community identities.
Series Conversations With the World; New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
Seeking to understand
who we are,
who we were
and who we aspire to be.

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