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Upstart Crows to perform Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’

Upstart Crows of Santa Fe announces its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s romance, ‘A Winter’s Tale’—a fitting kick-off to the arrival of the Folger Library’s First Folio of Shakespeare’s works at the New Mexico Museum of Art in February. The tale, which combines tragedy and antic comedy, will be performed by 25 young Santa Feans age 11-17 making up two full casts. The troupe, which began in September, 2014 with three eager young Shakespeareans has grown exponentially over the past year, adding members with each production they’ve done. Twelve-year-old Anna Gunter expressed the actors’€™ enthusiasm this way, “€œI feel like More >

GLOW—Winter Lights Event at Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s GLOW—A Winter Lights Event in the Garden is in its final weekend and will be going out with a bang: To celebrate another year as one of Santa Fe’s unique holiday traditions, GLOW will be free to all children 12 years of age and under on Friday (Jan. 1) and Saturday (Jan. 2) night. This weekend will also feature live music with honky tonk band Half Broke Horses, on Friday night and New Orleans funk band, Pollo Trio, on Saturday.

A fun way to kick off the new year, the event will include an extraordinary display of More >

JourneySantaFe: Poetry Reading with Jane Lipman and Mary McGinnis

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

December 20, Sunday, 11 am

Poetry Reading with Jane Lipman and Mary McGinnis

Jane Lipman and Mary McGinnis will be reading their poems of relationship—their powerful relationships with nature, with this winter season, and with the people who have crossed their paths.

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JourneySantaFe: 2016 Legislative Preview with House Democratic Leader Brian Egolf

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

December 13, Sunday, 11 am

A 2016 Legislative Preview with House Democratic Leader Brian Egolf, Democratic Minority Floor Leader in the NM House of Representatives  (representing District 47) Host: Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

The conservative blog New Mexico Watchdog has called Egolf “perhaps the More >

Bruce Berlin book launch Dec. 13

​Don’t Miss the Launch of this Timely & Compelling Book Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America

By Bruce Berlin Book Launch Sunday, December 13 at 3pm Downtown Santa Fe Public Library Community Room 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe

Berlin’s book is an urgent call to all Americans – Left, Right and Center – to focus on a very critical issue: the power huge sums of money has to unjustly influence US elections and public policy in favor of special interests. The book provides a strategy for how we can convert our government into one that serves the true needs and desires of More >

The Nightmare Before Winter Break: Toys for Tots Drive

 

 

Albuquerque, NM- The Co-Op, music venue presents:  The Nightmare Before Winter Break, a Nightmare Before Christmas themed cover show to benefit Toys for Tots. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 19, from 7:00-11:00 pm.

 

Some of Albuquerque’s best local bands are coming together to bring you a spectacular show with all proceeds being donated to Toys for Tots. Come see The Talking Hours as Nirvana, Supreme Verdict as Hatebreed, Crushed!? as Taking Back Sunday, So Say We All as Thrice, and A Prophecy Misread as Paramore.

Cost to attend is $10. It is $5 if you come in costume. Admission is FREE More >

JourneySantaFe: Think Like an Eco-System

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

December 6, Sunday, 11 am

Think Like an Eco-System With Merle Lefkoff, Center for Emergent Diplomacy Host & Moderator: Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station

Merle Lefkoff, Founder and CEO of Center for Emergent Diplomacy, spent decades as an international mediator in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Central and Eastern Europe. More >

Game Commission rejects plan to protect state’s most vulnerable wildlife

 

From Southwest Environmental Center: The NM Game Commission voted unanimously at its meeting earlier this month in Roswell to reject a plan that identifies the state’s most vulnerable wildlife species and suggests measures to protect them. Commission members, all of whom were appointed by Governor Martinez, cited objections raised by ranchers and oil companies, and said the plan contained “too many” species and was “regulatory” (which it isn’t). The commission’s action makes New Mexico ineligible for approximately $800,000 in annual federal funding for wildlife conservation. Read more here.

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Fort Union National Monument Holiday Open House

Watrous, NM: As the holiday season brings family and friends close together, the staff of Fort Union National Monument cordially invites the public to enjoy an afternoon at Fort Union National Monument’s Holiday Open House. The Open House will occur on Saturday, Dec.12, 2015 between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM at the monument’s Visitor Center.  Join us to learn more about our recently completed project – the “New Mexico Civil War Heritage Project”.  Taking over four years to complete, the project now has every single available record for every solider that served in the New Mexico regiments during the time More >

NMSU to host state sustainable agriculture conference in Valencia County

 

LOS LUNAS – “Feed Our Crops to Feed Ourselves” is the theme of the 12th annual New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference being held Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Valencia County.

New Mexico State University will host the free conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UNM-Valencia Campus Student and Community Center, 280 La Entrada Road in the Tome area.

The conference will provide practical information for everyone from large-scale producers to home gardeners.

“The event will feature information on building and understanding soil fertility in desert soils, basics of fertilizing through hydroponic systems, and innovative uses and considerations for aquaponics in New More >

First Mexican American U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to Headline Immigrant Celebration in New Mexico

SANTA FE, NM–This Friday and Saturday, Somos Un Pueblo Unido will present the last of a series of events marking its 20 years of advancing civil and worker’s rights in New Mexico. Newly appointed U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will be the keynote speaker at Somos’ 20th Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 4th.  He will then participate in a reading and conversation moderated by former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Valerie Martínez on Saturday, December 5th at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. 

The son of migrant farm workers, Herrera was educated at UCLA and Stanford University. He earned his MFA from More >

JourneySantaFe: Homewise’s Approach to Equity and Opportunity, the Solar Fund, and More

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

November 22, Sunday, 11 am

Homewise’s Approach to Equity and Opportunity, the Solar Fund, and More With Mike Loftin, CEO, Homewise Host: Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

Helping working households purchase homes the right way can both help control a family’s biggest monthly expense (housing) More >

A People’s Memorial for Craig Barnes

A PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL FOR CRAIG BARNES, founder of WeArePeopleHere!

Craig inspired so many. Please come share a memory, and the ways big or small that you commit to carry his work forward.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 6:30-8 pm    

EL MUSEO CULTURAL 556 Camino la Familia, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Craig’s friends from Red Thread Santa Fe Productions will open the gathering by sharing some of his work.

Then, those gathered will be invited by WeArePeopleHere! to share memories of Craig and how he inspired them to carry his work forward.

Afterwards, we’ll linger together over light refreshments. If you would like to bring finger food or beverages to More >

Free At Last: 20 New Mexico Chimpanzees Will See Sanctuary After More than 30 Years in Labs

Albuquerque, N.M. –  Chimpanzees who had been held for potential biomedical research will be retired and moved to sanctuary, Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the National Institutes of Health announced today. Additional reports cite that the first to be sent to sanctuary will include the 20 New Mexico chimpanzees used for decades by the federal government in invasive biomedical experiments. In 2010 these New Mexico chimps were moved from Alamogordo, NM, to the Southwest National Primate Research Center at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

“Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) has fought for more than 20 years to protect these More >

NMSU to host movie screening and conversation on fracking, fossil fuel energy

 

New Mexico State University’s Chemical and Materials Engineering Department will host “A Civil Conversation on the topic of Fracking and Fossil Fuel Energy in the U.S.A.” Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Corbett Center auditorium in Las Cruces.

The event will include a free movie screening of “FrackNation” at 6 p.m. followed by a special guest debate with New Mexico fracking and environmental experts at 7:30 p.m.

“This conversation is important in the state of New Mexico because of the large presence of the oil and gas industry in the state and surrounding region. Many NMSU grads find employment in the industry,” said David More >

Artisans highlighted at Arts & Cranes, Socorro, NM’s Arts and Crafts Fair, Nov. 20-22

 

 

 

During this year’s Festival of the Cranes at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Socorro will host Arts & Cranes, Socorro’s popular Arts and Crafts Fair. It’s become a favorite event for attendees of the Festival of the Cranes, with visitors from throughout the state and throughout the world.

 

With a full house of crafters and artisans from throughout New Mexico, there will be plenty of interest to shoppers – from jewelry, fiber arts, pottery, and quilts, to watercolors, hand-made soaps, locally made prickly pear jellies, woodwork, and unique mosaic More >

JourneySantaFe: Eric Griego on Latino Progressives

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM) November 15, Sunday, 11 am 

 

Latino Progressives: Do They Exist And Do They Matter?

With Eric Griego, Former State Senator

Host: Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station

Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

 

Latinos are progressive. Several polls and research done over the past few years have confirmed that the majority of Latinos identify as progressive or liberal. In fact, they are more More >

Craig Barnes dies at 79

Statement from the leadership team of We Are People Here!:

 

Friends, We know many of you who receive our emails were deeply saddened and perhaps surprised to learn that the founder of WeArePeopleHere!, Craig Barnes, died November 4th after a long battle with Lymphoma.  He did not speak of his illness to many because it was very important to him that those whose lives he touched focus on his call to democracy, equality, dignity, and respect for all rather than focus on his illness.

The leadership team of WeArePeopleHere! also grieves his loss, but we are resolved to carry his mission forward More >

Albuquerque Public Banking Symposium Nov. 7

SAVE THE DATE ! SAT, NOV 7 8:30am – 12:30pm

ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC BANKING SYMPOSIUM First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (SW corner of Carlisle and Comanche), in the Sanctuary.

IT’S OUR MONEY: INVESTING IN PUBLIC BANKING Banking On Central New Mexico

SPEAKERS Jerry Ortiz y Pino, New Mexico State Senator Vern Hagen, Former Albuquerque City Planning Director Sharon Henderson, Prosperity Works Elaine Sullivan, Banking on New Mexico Nichoe Lichen, Public Banking Institute Board Member Curt Johnson of Albuquerque, former South Dakota Investment Council Chair Diane Gibson, Albuquerque City Councilor Angela Merkert, CLNkids Executive Director

REGISTER ONLINE For more information: Sally More >

JourneySantaFe: The Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor With Steve Fischmann, Former State Senator

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)  November 1, Sunday, 11 am 

 

  Host : Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station

Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

 

 

 

Steve will discuss how public policy paves the way for efficient looting of assets from lower middle class and impoverished families and tries to remedy the problem with inefficient government assistance programs. Government assists the needy with welfare in the light More >