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Reconsidering La Entrada


August 17, 2018 – A native of Northern New Mexico, Dr. Estevan Rael-Gàlvez has spent his professional life reimagining his home state’s unique past. A former state historian and director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Rael-Gàlvez was part of the group that began conversations to end La Entrada, part of Santa Fe’s annual Fiestas celebration.

In recent weeks, the All Pueblo Council of Governors, the Fiesta Council, the Caballeros de Vargas, the Catholic Church and the City of Santa Fe announced an agreement that will change the yearly celebration of Don Diego de Vargas’ reconquest of Santa Fe.

Rael-Gàlvez talks to NMiF correspondent Matt Grubs about the importance of memory and tradition, and the perils of both concepts as well. He also speaks to the origins of La Entrada, including its current iteration, which began only about a century ago.

Further reading:

Raising Consciousness and Imagining Reconciliation -Greenfire Times

 Entrada Out -Santa Fe Reporter

My Voice: The Student Perspective

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June 21, 2018 - Lawmakers and community leaders across New Mexico have debated for decades about how to improve educational outcomes in our state. But how often do adults bring in students to talk about what they see and how they would change the education system?

New Mexico PBS teamed up with KUNM and Generation Justice to conduct listening sessions (link to doc on "listening sessions") with students about their experiences in education and the ideas they would like to see explored to improve experiences in the classroom.

In August 2017, Generation Justice led listening sessions with students from schools across Albuquerque at the YES conference in Albuquerque.

Here’s a summary of what we found: My Voice

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