Humans Of New Mexico: Enlightening Eileen

Mar 21, 2017

Mon.3/20, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. We´ll listen to the powerful story of Santa Fe Capitol Roundhouse custodial worker, Eileen Espinoza who talks about working the capital building for the last 27 years: 


“I’ve been through too many legislative sessions to say I get excited anymore. I don’t. By the 40th day, I’m like ‘Ok get out of here! (laughter)”  


She goes on to talk about growing up in Chimayo, New Mexico and her cultural traditions:

“Chimayo is totally different now. Everybody has sold their land and it’s all new people out there. It’s not the same.”

With the goal of gathering the diversity of New Mexican cultural traditions, the project Humans of New Mexico focuses on oral history -recorded and archived for future generations- prioritizing oral and language traditions. This show was hosted by Moisés Santos with Rafael Martínez, and edition and production  by Froilan Orozco along with recording, edition and transcription of the interviews by the Humans of New Mexico collective with the support of Espejos de Aztlán Coordinator Cristina Baccin.