Living ‘Rurally’

Name: Nazca Armentha Warren & Phil Rothwell Location: La Fragua, New Mexico Topics: Rural, Valley, Organic, Farming, Community Quote: “It was hard at first to understand how to live ‘rurally.’ Both of us coming from cities, we have had to do a lot of shedding of our layers and understanding what that looks like.” Urban Origins…

Refugee Dreams in Albuquerque

Name: Ramazani Mwanza Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Refugee, African, Youth, Education, Community Quote: “I am from the Republic of Congo. I have been in New Mexico now for 2 years. When I arrived to the U.S. for the first time I was happy! My dream had come true!” Leaving One’s Homeland My name is Ramazani…

Planting Seeds in the Valley

Name: Eileen Mulvihill Location: Villanueva, New Mexico Topics: Farming, Organic, Science, Women, Community Quote: “I’m worried about the valley. I’ve been a farmer now for 9 years and in those years I can see climate change.” Early Life My name is Eileen Mulvihill. I started off in Wisconsin. I was born in a very small town in…

Enlightening Eileen

Name: Eileen Espinoza Location: Chimayó and Pojoaque, New Mexico Topics: Hispanic, Labor, Traditions, Santa Fe Capital Roundhouse Quote: “I just completed 27 years working here at the Santa Fe Capital Roundhouse. We do everything here in the building. We clean it top to bottom!” Santuario  My name is Eileen Espinoza and I am originally from Chimayó,…

United in Hip-Hop

Name: Nightmare, Kathleen “MK” Perry, Christopher “Check-It” Lim Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Hip-Hop, Break Dancing, Music, MC, Battle, Youth, Dancing Quote: “Hip-Hop allows for my accent! Hip-Hop allows for me to say the word ‘fresh’ at my age. There are no barriers. There are no age barriers, height barriers, weight barriers, nothing! Just freedom!” Meeting…

The Evolution of Radio

Name: Paul Ingles Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Radio, Host, Music, Talk, Peace Quote: “If we can’t figure out how to resolve conflicts with people in our own neighborhood, with our smaller circles, then how can we expect other people to work things out in the Middle East or along our borders?” Listen:      College Radio Station …

Cultural Preservation through Agriculture

Name: Bryce D. Townsend Location: San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico Topics: Farmer, Agriculture, Organic, Community, Language Quote: “We have the largest agricultural land base, but agricultural land use is low. You can’t be a sovereign nation if you don’t have your own food supply.” Listen: Bryce_SoundCloud Between Cultures & Pueblos My name is Bryce Townsend. I am from…

Artistic Armando de Abiquiu

Name: Armando Adrian-López Location: Abiquiu, New Mexico Topics: Art, Artist, Culture, Mexican, Sculpture Quote: “They say we create our own reality. You are responsible for who you really are. You create yourself. And I really believe that.” Artistic Origins & Coming to the U.S.  I’ve been living here for the last 25 years, so Abiquiú has been…

Mercedez Holtry

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Performance, Culture, Chicana, Nuevo Mexicana, Poet Quote: “Burque is a rough town. There’s a lot of bad that happens here, but in my heart I know there’s more good that tops that bad. Writing about that pain that we face here I think is so important because it not only helps us heal…

Joseph A Wasson Jr.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Nuevo Mexicano, Performance, Culture, Chicano, Art Quote: “I remember growing up on Montgomery Blvd., which was the city limits of Albuquerque. It seemed like growing up back in the 60s and the 70s was a lot simpler. We used to hang out on the streets. We lived by a ditch. We used…

Randy Jiron

Location: Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico Topics: Native American, Farmer, Culture, Indigenous, Agriculture Quote: “Growing with the land you just don’t go into the land and just step on her, you respect the land, mother earth. We are happy to see the sun come up and we are thankful for him to come up, to warm, to…

Van Overton, Jr.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Volunteering, Aid, Culture, African-American, Education Quote: “I’m big on one particular hashtag that I use – #ShowUp – you know that’s what it’s all about! Whether it’s for class or for a neighbor or for yourself, everything in life is just about showing up. Be that person you know that can be counted on…