Mariachi Buenaventura / Santa Fe

Joanna Alvarez Reyes: My name is Joanna Alvarez Reyes. We are Mariachi Buenaventura, we’ve been playing in this group 10, almost 11 years now. In September or October I think it will be. Nishka Gonzales: and I’ve been playing violin for about 15 years and playing with them for about 9….10 years. [Laughing] that’s a…

Helen Nasheiwat / Albuquerque

My name is Helen Nesheiwat. Originally we’re from Jordan. We’re from New York but originally from Jordan. But we came a long time ago from Jordan. So we spent all our life in New York, and then ten years ago we moved to New Mexico. The reason we moved to New Mexico? First of all,…

Luis Ordoñez / Albuquerque

My name is Luis Fernando Ordoñez. I’m 24 years old. I was studying at the University of New Mexico. Took some time off, joined the military, and that’s basically where I am right now at the present. I was born in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. At the age of two my mother got a visa for me…

Wilfred Luis Gallegos / Villanueva/Cañones

Yo soy de Villanueva. De haya soy. Nos conocimos en la construcción. En el trabajo. Éramos carpinteros los dos. A ella la pusieron en un trabajito conmigo. Y yo no traía lápiz. Por eso se enamoro por el lápiz. Y lo tengo por hay, el lápiz, fíjese. Y le escribí una carta. Y luego con…

Tierra Hudson / Moriarty

I’m Tierra Hudson. I go to Moriarty High School… so this year I’m a senior, and it’s been a crazy year. Everyone says senior year is so easy, it’s a breeze. No, they lied (laughter)… It’s pretty rough (laughter)… Yeah so I live in a rural part of town and my biggest thing is opportunity,…

Shery / Albuquerque

My name is Shery… I have actually been here for, I started in Las Lunas where I lived with my family until they kick me out. The reason why I became homeless is because I fell in love with my son’s dad. I’ve been with his dad for almost three years in August. We’ve been…

Geri Lucero / Barelas

My name is Geri Lucero and I am the manager at the Barelas Coffee House. I’ve been working here twenty five years. I’m from New Mexico and from the Barelas area. I grew up by the zoo. Came by full circle back to the area. I moved to the South Valley when I was a…

Rafael de la Rosa / South Valley, Albuquerque

Mi nombre es Rafael de la Rosa y trabajo en la construcción. Tengo aproximadamente 12 años aquí. Doce años en Nuevo México. Nomas en Albuquerque. He trabajado en diferentes trabajos, en diferentes proyectos. El trabajo no a sido el mismo. Restaurantes, construcción, remodelaciones de casas, diferentes tipos de trabajos que uno desarrolla. En realidad yo…