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City at the Crossroads Author Joline Gutierrez Krueger to Speak at Albuquerque Museum Third Thursday Event

Journalist documented Albuquerque’s emergency response to COVID-19, protests, and political unrest of 2020.

March 8, 2023 - The Albuquerque Museum is "live after 5" on the third Thursday of each month with free admission, special themed programming, music, and more. Third Thursday on March 16 looks at social justice and includes a conversation with Joline Gutierrez Krueger, author of the book City at the Crossroads: The Pandemic, Protests, and Public Service in Albuquerque.

The conversation, hosted by Dr. Shelle Sanchez, director of the City's Department of Arts & Culture, will begin at 6 p.m. in the museum's auditorium. The talk coincides with the third anniversary of New Mexico's shutdown related to the global pandemic and other social events of 2020.

Published by Arts & Culture in 2022, Krueger's nonfiction account of covers the city’s response to emergency management in an unprecedented time. In addition to COVID-19, social unrest is front-and-center in the book. After the murder of George Floyd, Albuquerque and most other major cities saw a rise in Black Lives Matter actions, compounding the protests already happening nationwide around controversial statues. Here in Albuquerque, that unrest manifested with the removal of the controversial Don Juan de Oñate statue in Old Town.

City of the Crossroads will be available for purchase in the Museum Store, and Krueger will be available to sign after her talk. Preview the conversation

This month's Third Thursday will also feature a screening of Danny Lyon’s feature-length film SNCC, which tells the story of the work of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee through interviews with John Lewis and Julian Bond, and photos and film that Lyon took as the organization’s photographer. The film will be introduced by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, who after the screening will discuss the film, his essay about Lyon's work with SNCC from the Journey West: Danny Lyon exhibition catalog, and facilitate a discussion with the audience of what can be gatherer from the film about both about SNCC and civil rights and protest movements today.

Full schedule:

5:30-8 p.m.: Create an activist poster based on Journey West: Danny Lyon

6-7:30 p.m.: Author Joline Gutierrez Krueger in conversation with Director Shelle Sanchez

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Yoga in the galleries.

6:15 and 7:15 p.m.: Tour with docent David Bowe - Journey West: Danny Lyon

Museum admission and Third Thursday events are free to the public each month.