Indigenous Resistance Week Teach-in- Artivism, Biometrics and Border Walls: Border Militarization and Decolonization. Tuesday October 14th, 2014. 4:30-6pm at the UNM Student Union Building. Want to learn more about border militarization and decolonization? Want to learn about how Palestine, the U.S./Mexico border and other communities are impacted by colonization and militarization? Join the UNM Dream Team, Students for Justice in Palestine and other students clubs to recognize Indigenous Resistance Week at UNM with the Artivism, Biometrics and Border Walls: Border Militarization and Decolonization on Tuesday, October 14 from 4:30-6:00 pm in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB) Fiesta A/B. Using videos, art and sharing stories, everyone will share and learn about borders and what we can do to resist and move our communities forward. Campus and community are all welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Contact unmdream@unm.edu or sjp@unm.edu for more information.

Salud y Sabor. Thursday October 23, 2014. 5:30pm Domenici Education Building. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Salud y Sabor is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.  Once a month, from July through December, community members from throughout Albuquerque will gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh locally grown ingredients, fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment.   An emphases will be placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, on providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, as well as creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music.  Most months free samples of local produce will be available.   Salud y Sabor is a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Celebrate Day of the Dead with TASTY TASTINGS from renowned chefs (local food, international recipes) SUGAR SKULL DECORATING, FACE PAINTING, ART and more….at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with Agri-Cultura Network and Street Food Institute! Enjoy music and entertainment, activities for kids; cooking demonstrations, health information, a free flu clinic and screenings and entrance to the NHCC’s art exhibit all for FREE.

Minds Interrupted: Stories of Lives Affected by Mental Illness. Friday October 24th, 2014. 7pm. Kimo Theater.
An Evening of Monologues: Stories of Live Affected by Mental Illness. Through heartfelt personal stories, people from Albuquerque and surrounding communitiesshare the pain, confusion, resilience, and humor of living with mental illness.  For tickets go to kimoticket.com. For scholarships contact Alix at 505-216-6772. For mor

Panel Discussion: Understanding Immigration in New Mexico Today.  Saturday, October 25, 2014 2 pm- 4 pm. Bank of America Theatre at  National Hispanic Cultural Center 505-724-4771. Join the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice for this poignant look at immigration in New Mexico.  Panelists will discuss their experiences to create awareness and suggest actions that can be initiated by participants.  The discussion will focus on generations of immigrants-children, youth, and adult workers-and will include personal stories that illustrate the crisis/hardship caused by lack of immigration reform, U.S. foreign policy, and the factors currently driving migration.

Working Classroom Fall play ¡Bocón!. Friday Nov. 7th to November 16th 2014. The Paul Capenter y Salazar Theater at 423 Atlantic SW. This timely one-act tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive Central American military regime for a new life in Los Angeles.  Along the way he meets up with an unusual traveling companion, La Llorona, the legendary “Weeping Woman” of Mexican and Central American mythology. La Llorona tells Miguel, Through their magical friendship, Miguel finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life.  Miguel’s story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world … and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one’s own “voice.” For tickets and more information, visit www.workingclassroom.org or call Alicia Lueras Maldonado, ¡Bocón! Producer at (505) 710-1994 or Meggan Gomez, Working Classroom Theater Education Director at (505) 242-9267.