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November 8, 2019 – Thomas Saenz is the national president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and its general counsel. Saenz has been a key figure in the Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico lawsuit, the case that is forcing the state to improve the education it provides for certain groups…

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NMiF: Maria Varela

November 24, 2017 – Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement. She captured images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, rural areas of the American South. The Albuquerque resident’s work was the subject of photography…

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