Zoom Conversation: Forgotten Figures in New Mexico’s History—Those Left Off Monuments & Statues

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NM State Historian Rob Martinez

Join other NMPW members in an off-the-record Zoom Conversation on Friday, 5 Oct, from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m., as NMPW hosts a discussion on “Forgotten Figures in New Mexico’s History—Those Left Off Monuments & Statues.” State Historian Rob Martinez will provide his thoughts on noteworthy people from all cultural and ethnic segments of New Mexico’s history. Dr. Sylvia Ramos Cruz, renown PBS contributor, will discuss prominent New Mexico women, especially those involved with the women’s suffrage movement. We anticipate this meeting lasting 45 minutes, but it may go as long as one hour.  NMPW Board Member Loretta Hall will host the meeting.

If you are a member you may register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you are not a member, you may join to attend.

Zoom Conversation: Journalists Covering Criminal & Social Justice Issues

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Host Ludella Awad

NMPW members are invited to participate in an off-the-record Zoom Conversation on Friday, 25 Sep, from 4:00- 4:45 p.m. NMPW will host two journalists covering criminal and social justice issues surrounding police reform and accountability. Joining us are Ryan Lowery from the Las Vegas Optic and Elise Kaplan, criminal justice reporter for the Albuquerque Journal. The event host is NMPW Board Member Ludella Awad, a criminal justice reporter who has worked with multiple news organizations covering the criminal justice system. We anticipate this meeting lasting 45 minutes, but it may go as long as one hour.

If you are a member you may register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you are not a member, you may join to attend.

Zoom attendees for Criminal Justice Zoom meeting

Criminal Justice Zoom attendees

Zoom Conversation with NM Congresswoman Torres Small Discusses COVID-19 Legislation

Photo of Xochitl Torres Small with U.S. flag behind her

Congresswomen Torres Small

NMPW will host a Zoom Conversation with New Mexico Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. She will spend the first 15 minutes discussing the COVID-19 legislation that has passed the House of Representatives to mitigate the economic crisis. She will then take questions from our members for 15 minutes.

You must be a current paid NMPW member by Sunday, Sept. 6, to receive a registration link. This is an off-the-record conversation open to New Mexico Press Women Members only that has been set up with her Washington, DC scheduler. Private on-the-record interviews must be set up individually.

NMPW Torres Small Zoom Conversation attendees

Congresswomen Torres Small Zoom attendees

Las Cruces Press Women Sponsors COVID-19 and the Media Response II

Las Cruces Press Women is sponsoring a continuing Zoom conversation on how did governmental communications professionals provide critical public health information during the COVID-19 crisis? The event, COVID-19 and the Media Response II, takes place Monday, Aug 31, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The discussion will be moderated by Damien Willis, lead reporter for the Las Cruces Sun-News and New Mexico Press Women 2020 Communicator of Achievement award winner. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Justin Bannister, associate vice president of marketing and communications for New Mexico State University
  • Kelly Jameson, public information officer for Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Dan Trujillo, public information officer for the Las Cruces Police Department
  • Mark Rudi, media relations manager, for University of New Mexico Health Sciences

This event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend, but advance registration before 5:30 p.m. the day of the panel is required to receive the Zoom link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please remember to use the same email account with which you registered to join the meeting.

Rudolfo Anaya: ¡Presente! A Tribute to New Mexico’s Literary Padrino

A panel of scholars and writers discuss the literary life and legacy of Rudolfo Anaya and his works. This online event is presented by the Santa Fe New Mexican and will be shown live on santafenewmexican.com Tuesday, at 1:00 pm MDT and made available also on Facebook.

Educators are encouraged to share this presentation with students and can contact webeditor@sfnewmexican.com to receive an archive file of this event.

The panel will be moderated by Patricia Trujillo Director, Northern New Mexico College Office of Equity & Diversity and include:

  • Levi Romero New Mexico Poet Laureate
  • Belinda Henry: Anaya Scholar and niece
  • Norma E. Cantú: Scholar and author
  • Author Denise Chavez

Made possible by the support of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, National Hispanic Cultural Center and Northern New Mexico College.

You can register at Eventbrite.