Truth or Consequences Screening and Talk Back (Albuquerque)
Sat, Dec 17, 2022, 1:00pm
GET TICKETS. About the film: Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in Truth or Consequences, NM, the...
Truth or Consequences Screening and Talk Back (T or C)
Mon, Dec 12, 2022, 6:00pm
GET TICKETS. About the film: Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in Truth or Consequences, NM, the film...
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.
Pasa Por Aquí - Open Call for Submissions
27 Jan 2021
The New Mexico Humanities Council is seeking contributors for its new blog! Let us take this opportunity to introduce Pasa Por Aquí – the NM Humanities Council’s...
National Arts and Humanities Month 2022
A Proclamation on National Arts And Humanities Month, 2022 For centuries, American arts and humanities have been a beacon of light and understanding, recording our history and advancing new ways of thinking. This National Arts and Humanities month, we celebrate our Nation’s visionary artists, scholars, and creators whose work touches and reveals the soul of America. My Administration is committed to making the arts and humanities more accessible to people of every age and background, uplifting more voices, inspiring new generations, and showing the full power of our example as a great Nation. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in strengthening the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and our American Rescue Plan allocated over a billion more to help museums, libraries, theaters, concert halls, and other venues recover from the pandemic. This critical support comes on top of a historic Executive Order....
Green Chile Stew Credit: Vanessa Baca
Slow Burn: A Family History of Green Chile Stew
Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 11:20am | By Vanessa Baca
Wintertime in New Mexico is unique. The relatively mild weather, the smell of pine-scented woodsmoke in the air, the farolitos and luminarias that light up the nights throughout the...
Luminarias light up adobe wall in New Mexico. Credit: Photo Courtesy Leeanna Torres.
Little brown bags: A brief meditation on a Nuevo Mexico tradition
Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 9:25am | By Leeanna Teresa Martinez y Torres
How many candles come in a pack? How many paper sacks will accompany each pack of lights? How many to get? And will it be enough? These are the decisions before me, in the aisle of...
Credit: Joshua K. Concha
Cultural Identity Theft: Immeasurable Suffering
Mon, Nov 14, 2022, 2:08pm | By Joshua K. Concha
unauthorized access to your personal information has occurred, including your name children were given Anglo names. Their native languages and cultural practices were forbidden.
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...
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 505-633-7376) to talk about how you’d like to be involved. We look forward to hearing from you!