Let’s Talk Monuments And Reckoning With Colonial Histories
Let's Talk New Mexico 7/2, 8a: Across the nation, people are calling for the removal of monuments and place names that glorify leaders who brutalized Brown and Black people. On Let’s Talk New Mexico this week, we’ll discuss the long history of resistance to Albuquerque’s Juan de Onate statue, the Santa Fe plaza obelisk, a White-centric mural at the University of New Mexico, and more. What do these monuments mean to you? How do they uphold narratives that contribute to the continued oppression of Native Americans and other people of color? What should be the role of public art in telling the whole truth about complex colonial histories? Join the conversation: email firstname.lastname@example.org, use the hashtag #LetsTalkNM on Twitter, or call (505) 277-5866 during the show.
- Autumn Chacon, community organizer, performance artist
- Moises Gonzales, Assistant Professor in the Community and Regional Planning Program at UNM, editor of Nación Genízaro
- Mike Smith, essayist, author of Towns of the Sandia Mountains
- Dr. Kymberly Pinder, Acting President, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (former Dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts)