A local community project gaining considerable steam on social media, is now sharing its stories on The University of New Mexico main campus.

University Libraries is hosting an exhibit featuring the Humans of New Mexico project, with works on display in all of the main campus libraries — Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, Parish Memorial Library, and Zimmerman Library — through Friday, Nov. 27, 2017. 

The Humans of New Mexico project collects and shares, online and in various physical venues, the stories of individuals from across the state to highlight community and showcase diversity. The project consists of images and oral histories of everyday New Mexicans, whose experiences and insights capture the complex issues that affect our communities. Some of the images can already be seen in the UNM Student Union Building.

An opening program, “Passing the Baton: Intergenerational Creativity in New Mexico,” will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Frank Waters Room 105 of Zimmerman Library. Additional programs are planned for the month of November in each library venue creating an “art crawl” of the exhibit over the course of the programs. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with project participants and others at each program. 

Programs will be held on the dates as noted below. Details will be posted at library.unm.edu as they become available. 

  • Zimmerman Library Opening Program, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 
  • Centennial Library program – Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1 – 2 p.m. 
  • Fine Arts & Design Library program – Friday, Nov. 10, 1 – 2 p.m. 
  • Parish Memorial Library program – Monday, Nov. 13, 1 – 2 p.m. 

The exhibition and events are partially sponsored by the UNM Center for Regional Studies and UNM Satellite Coffee locations. 

For more information about the Humans of New Mexico Project contact Rafael Martinez at humansofnm@gmail.com.