Humans Of New Mexico: Humanizing Education

Jun 16, 2017

Mon.6/19, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. In Espejos de Aztlán show, we´ll listen to the powerful stories of La Academia de Esperanza High School students, Melissa Salas, Diego Hernandez, Cesar Guillen Lozano, and teacher Ms. Kate Smith.


Ms. Kate Smith talks about the goal of the Inside Out project for La Academia de Esperanza’s community: 

We wanted the community to take pride in the space. We wanted to bring the community to the school and have them start asking questions.”  


Melissa Salas highlights the impact the Inside Out project had on the community:

“Thanks to this project… everybody knows what our school can do for it’s students!”


César Guillén Lozano proudly announces that “this project gave everybody an opportunity for learning.”


Diego Hernandez talks about the message they wanted to send out with the Inside Out project:

“The main message was to humanize the students. We are more than test scores!”


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 Bobby Gutierrez, and edition and production by Froilan Orozco along with recording, editing and transcription of the interviews by the Humans of New Mexico collective with Cristina Baccin´s support.