Molly Molloy / Las Cruces

Name: Molly Molloy Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico Topics: Education, Librarian, Immigration, Border, Youth Quote: “I’m the person that people come to when they need information about the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration topics.” My name is Molly Molloy and I’m originally from Louisiana, in the southeastern part of the U.S. I am currently a research librarian here,…

Hakim Bellamy / Albuquerque

Name: Hakim Bellamy Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Art, Poetry, Albuquerque, Collaboration, Youth Quote: “As poets, we make sure that we all grow our skills as a cohort.” Yo, my name is Hakim Bellamy, I am a human of New Mexico. I’ve been… it’ll be 12 years in January, and I’m a poet. I do lots of…

Carlos Contreras / Albuquerque

Name: Carlos Contreras Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Topics: Art, Poetry, Albuquerque, Collaboration, Economic Development Quote: “Get out and experience your city! Plug yourself into an art scene. You don’t have to be an artist to benefit from it. It’s healing in all ways.” My name is Carlos Contreras. I was born and raised here in Albuquerque, New Mexico….

Kilko Paz / Albuquerque

Mi nombre es Kilko Paz, yo soy de Bolivia. Vine en el 2008. Bueno, me mudé porque estaba casado con una Americana y nos venimos aquí porque ella empezó a estudiar aquí en UNM. Y entonces yo encontré la oportunidad también de hacer mi maestría aquí en UNM, que ya la terminé, bueno ocho años…

Christopher Mike-Bidtah / Albuquerque

My name is Christopher A. Mike-Bidtah. I am an artist by the name of Def-i from New Mexico. Been practicing the artwork for at least 15 years now and I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, then I also moved out to the reservation by the Four Corners and Shiprock,  New Mexico. So, I…