Let's Talk Monuments To Conquistadors
Let's Talk New Mexico 8/24 8a: Many people across the country have their eyes on the fate of confederate monuments but what about the fate of our monuments to Spanish conquistadors? Santa Fe's fiestas and the re-enactment of Diego de Vargas' retaking of the city? The University of New Mexico's official seal? Or equestrian statues and buildings named after the brutal Juan de Oñate?
Spanish colonization has been glorified here for over 300 years. Are we celebrating Native American genocide? What should happen to these monuments and festivals? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call in live during the show, or tag us on social media #letstalkNM.
- Michael Trujillo, Associate Professor, UNM American Studies and Chicano/Chicana Studies; author of The Land of Disenchantment: Latino/a Identities and Transformations in Northern New Mexico
- Jennifer Marley, Vice President, UNM Kiva Club, The Red Nation
- Cheyenne Antonio, The Red Nation
- Alicia Romero, post doctoral fellow, UNM Division of Equity and Inclusion
- Maurus Chino, artist and activist
- Josh Heckman, MEChA at UNM
Offended by Fiesta, activists plan protest - Santa Fe New Mexican
- Against Conquista - SFReporter.com
- ABQ Confederate imagery doesn’t tell full story - NMPoliticalReport.com
https://vimeo.com/25785588">The Last Conquistador - documentary film by Cristina Ibarra, 2008
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