For all of our local New Mexico Readers:
We are very excited to announce our first LAII k-12 Teacher workshop of the year– “Mexico & New Mexico: How we historically present the agency of Indigenous Peoples.” The workshop will be held on Wednesday September 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, UNM.
Join us for a professional development workshop on the history of colonization in the Americas and the continued struggle of Indigenous Peoples of the region for agency, civil rights and sovereignty. We are very fortunate to have two guest speakers: Dr. Kimberly Gauderman from UNM’s History Department, and Dr. Glenabah Martínez, from UNM’s Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies Department. Dr. Gauderman will consider the myths surrounding the portrayal of the agency of early Indigenous Peoples of Mexico and the ongoing ramifications of those preconceptions. Dr. Martínez will discuss civil rights and Indigenous Peoples of New Mexico in the twentieth century.
The first 20 teachers to register will receive a free copy of one of our favorite publications, Rethinking Columbus!! We’ve got lots of different resources on the blog to support using this book in the classroom.
If you have any questions or to register, email Keira at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for a pdf version of our flyer. Feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.
Hope to see you there!!