Stories of Culture & Identity

The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning Indigenous Design + Planning Institute (iD+Pi) presents “Stories of Culture & Identity: How do they shape and connect us?” on Saturday, May 28 from 3-5 p.m. in the Larry and Dorothy Rainosek Gallery in George Pearl Hall, located on Central and Stanford on the UNM campus.

The event is a historic intergenerational and multicultural story sharing experience that explores the confluence of lives, identities and cultures among Pueblo Indians, Hispanos and Filipinos.

PROGRAM

3 p.m. –   Introduction of UNM iD+Pi Director, Dr. Ted Jojola    

3:05 p.m. –  Opening Blessing by Kathy Sanchez, co-founder, Tewa Women United

- Welcome remarks by Pearl King, president, Filipino American National Historical Society of Rio Grande

3:10 p.m. –  Introduction of Tewa Women United co-founder, Kathy Sanchez by Dr. Mila Anguluan, event organizer & CFBS member

3:15 p.m. –  Introduction of Dr. Rusty Barcelo, former president, Northern New Mexico College

3:20 p.m. –  Presentation of Panel I, moderated by Dr. Rusty Barcelo (panel members: Ariadne Bito, Jessica Garcia, Robert Nelson, Andy Romero, & Dr. Leny Mendoza-Strobel)                          

4 p.m. –  Dance Interlude, a Filipino Muslim presentation, by Lizae Cervantes Reyes

4:05 p.m. – Introduction of Johnny “Jay” Abeyta Jr., CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Ohkay Owingeh

4:10 p.m. – Presentation of Panel II, moderated by Dr. Mila Anguluan (panel members: Patrick Aguino who will be introduced by Jay Abeyta Jr., Ted Jojola, Melissa Montoya, & Kathy Sanchez)

4:40 p.m. – Song Interlude, Filipino Bicolano folk music by Grandmother-Grandchildren team, Lovely & Emil Janoras with their Lola 

4:45 p.m. – Intergenerational Blessing by CFBS

4:50 p.m. – Question & Sharing Portion

INTERGENERATIONAL STORYTELLERS/PANELISTS

  • Ariadne Bito, president, Northern New Mexico College Student Senate
  • Joseph Patrick Aguino, Tewa language teacher, Culture Bearer & Wisdom Keeper from Ohkay Owingeh
  • Dr. Rusty Barcelo, professor & former president, Northern New Mexico College
  • Jessica Garcia, Licensed Practical Nurse of Albuquerque
  • Dr. Ted Jojola, director, UNM IDPI
  • Melissa Montoya, staff member, Boys & Girls Club of Ohkay Owingeh
  • Robert Nelson, program director, Heading Home, a non-profit organization
  • Andy Romero, environmental scientist
  • Kathy Sanchez, co-founder, Tewa Women United          
  • Dr. Leny Mendoza-Strobel, director, Center for Babaylan Studies                                                                                             

This event is sponsored by the UNM School of Architecture & Planning Indigenous Design & Planning Institute, the Center for Babaylan Studies, in cooperation with the Filipino-American National Historical Society of Rio Grande, Boys & Girls Club and Teen Center of Ohkay Owingeh and Tewa Women United.