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Reading & Recollections With Demetria Martinez

Jim Holbrook

Mon. 5/27 7p: This episode of Espejos de Aztlan features a lecture and reading by Demetria Martinez, who reads from her novel, Mother Tongue, and talks about the 1988 conspiracy in connection with allegedly transporting two Salvadoran refugees into the United States. This show also includes a brief history and and recount of today's Sanctuary Movement with Sanctuary Coordinator, Marian Bock. Recordings were conducted by the Humans of New Mexico collective.

Froilan Orozco and Rafael Martinez are members of the Humans of New Mexico collective who produce stories of everyday people in Nuevo Mexico and contributors to the Espejos de Aztlan show.


Rafael is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. His research involves a deep social, historical and political analysis of immigrant rights and undocumented youth. As an UndocuScholar Activist, Rafael is engaged in projects that seek to connect academic work with community development. Rafael is the founder of the Humans of New Mexico, a statewide media oral history project. As a member of the Raíces Collective, he hosts the monthly “Humans of New Mexico” show on Espejos de Aztlán, where stories from all over the state are featured. rafaelmartinez@kunm.org
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