Contemporary Issues Series: Spirited
The International District is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in New Mexico . Valerie Martinez’s talk will highlight the changing demographics of Albuquerque’s neighborhoods through her work in the International District. Her talk will focus on the diverse cultures and traditions of the residents while also addressing how they formed a neighborhood identity.
Valerie Martinez is a poet, educator, arts administrator, and collaborative artist. She is a director and member of the core artist team of Littleglobe, a New Mexico-based non-profit devoted to developing individual and community capacity through creative engagement. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona.
The Contemporary Issues Series is a monthly lecture series in conjunction with the Museum’s new history exhibition, Only in Albuquerque. The series brings together though provoking speakers from a variety of disciplines to respond the exhibitions main themes, Resourceful, Courageous, Innovative and Spirited. The series is made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.