NM Listens Presents: Save the Bees
Sun, Oct 9, 2022, 2:00pm
New Mexico Listens presents a staged reading of Save the Bees, a play by NM State Senator Bill O’Neill. Directed by Duchess Dale, the play is about the difficulty legislators face from their respective...
Partnerships to Support Tribal Heritage
Sat, Oct 1, 2022, 12:00am
National History Day New Teacher Workshop
Thu, Sep 1, 2022, 12:00am
SAVE THE DATE! October 18, 2022 History, social studies, and English teachers from 6th to 12th grade will learn the nuts and bolts of the National History Day (NHD) program as well as how NHD can help them meet the new state social studies standards in their classrooms.
MANITOS COMMUNITY MEMORY PROJECT: REMEMBER AND REFLECT
1 Dec 2021
Introducing a free resource for classroom teachers, librarians and individuals to reflect on the personal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while exploring archival information about the Spanish Flu pandemic and its impacts in northern New Mexico. The deluxe package includes a boxed set of four issues with stickers and a bookmark with prompts for reflection.
Rosalia de Aragon as La Llorona Credit: by Rosa Maria Calles.
Cosas Extrañas y Duendes---Strange Things and Goblins
Wed, Sep 28, 2022, 12:32pm | By Ray John de Aragon
¡Los muertos se espantan con los vivos! The dead are scared by the living! New Mexico is a land of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. One is easily captivated and drawn by immortal tales filled with energy,...
Martin and Refugio Amador surrounded by their seven children in a family portrait taken in Las Cruces around 1900 Credit: Photo Courtesy of Amador Family Papers. Ms 0004. New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections Department.
Hispanic Heritage Month – Amador Family
Wed, Sep 28, 2022, 10:00am | By Jennifer Olguin
September 15 to October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month. This monthlong celebration recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans throughout the country. The monthlong observation...
Michael Running Wolf Credit: Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Indigenous in AI - Lakota Language Camp
Thu, Jul 28, 2022, 1:46pm | By Ellen Dornan
In January 2022, Michael Running Wolf joined our Augmented Humanity podcast to talk about his efforts to create machine learning models for Indigenous languages. Recently he caught up with us to let us...
Hampton Sides Credit: Photo by Kurt Markus
The Click of the Shutter Means “Yes” Kurt Markus, 1947-2022
Thu, Jul 28, 2022, 11:45am | By Hampton Sides
When I think about Kurt Markus, the internationally acclaimed fine-art photographer who died last month at his home in Santa Fe, I think of the word slow. Slow, as in, he always had to meditate on things,...
“Lumbre salvaje.” Fire cresting in trees, Monte Aplanado.
Las lumbres del 2022 en el norte de Nuevo México
Thu, Jun 30, 2022, 2:41pm | By Gabriel Meléndez
1. In late summer, clouds thicken quickly on the ridgeline of the sierra, and the distant rumble of their thunder echoes endlessly in the mountain canyons and in the tall stands of spruce...
NEW MEXICO HUMANITIES COUNCIL
Who we were
Who we are and
Who we aspire to be
We seek out, fund and conduct quality humanities programs for presentation to public audiences throughout the state. We support a wide variety of programs, projects and organizations-- topics can range anywhere from local history and culture to international affairs. Explore our website to learn how we support public programs in New Mexico communities which inspire inclusive conversations that strengthen our civil society and celebrate diverse human experiences.
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion from the New Mexico Humanities Council
1 Jul 2020
“Seeking to understand who we are, who we were, and who we aspire to be.” This statement is more than a pithy tagline for the New Mexico Humanities Council; we actively seek to provide New Mexicans with opportunities to cultivate mutual understanding and respect through its programming and grants.
Over the past weeks and months, our nation has experienced tremendous upheaval, particularly in response to the persistence of individual, institutional, structural, and systemic racism in our society. In the interest of addressing these social barriers, the New Mexico Humanities Council pledges to continue to develop, nurture, and fund programs and grant partnerships that use the tools of history, ethics, literature, and the examination of the arts to bridge gaps of culture, knowledge, and experience between New Mexicans. Our aim is to help each of us determine who we aspire to be both as individuals and members of larger communities. By helping to build these bridges of understanding and respect, we hope to play our part in working towards a more just society.
In the past year, we partnered with representatives from diverse communities to amplify the many voices and perspectives that make up New Mexican society. Some examples of this collaborative work include:
- 400 Years (1619-2019): Knowing our African American Past and Creating our Future, an art exhibit and discussion program that brought together artists and community members to discuss the resiliency of the African American community in the wake of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of ships carrying enslaved Africans to America (with the New Mexico African American Artists Guild).
- Bright Spaces, Welcome Places, a community-created art exhibit and public programs celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, and queer resiliency and health (with Fierce Pride).
- A concert and post-performance discussion led by the members of the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, which preserves the ancient Filipino musical tradition of kulintang (with the Filipino American Community Council).
While we are proud of the work we have done, the current moment demands reflection on what more we can do. In addition to continuing the cultivation of community partnerships alongside our funders and collaborators, the New Mexico Humanities Council is committed to creating and supporting opportunities and spaces for dialogue and expression. Please join us as a donor, partner, scholar, or engaged citizen in the important and meaningful work of building a better New Mexico. Don’t hesitate to contact Brandon Johnson (email@example.com; 505-633-7376) to talk about how you’d like to be involved. We look forward to hearing from you!