Feb 24, 2018
Dropouts, Renegades, and Utopians: Irwin Klein’s photographs of the ’New Settlers’ of northern New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Author talk with Benjamin Klein
Join us for a counterculture encore. Benjamin Klein shares the development of his project gathering and documenting the 80 known photographs by his late uncle Irwin Klein taken across northern New Mexico in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Pick up a copy of the University of Nebraska Press publication from our bookstore following the talk: “Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico.”
Support provided by the New Mexico Humanities Council
Free Auditorium event-Bottled water only please
Join us on Saturday, February 24 for a day of making beads with Cannupa Hanska Luger. Drop in and make a few beads to represent a handful of indigenous individuals lost to violence.
For the most complete information - including video - on Luger’s proejct, visit http://www.cannupahanska.com/mmiwqtbeadproject
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans People BEAD PROJECT:
2” beads made from clay, unfired are requested from our communities to complete a monumental beaded portrait which will be created by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger from a photograph taken by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer. This collaboration with community acknowledges our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans people. In Canada alone, the number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women was at 4,000 in 2016 as noted in research gathered by the Native Women’s Association of Canada.
We are aware that the narrative of MMIWQT expands beyond a specific region, and by starting here, with acknowledging this number and this place for this specific portrait and creating collectively, we can move forward and continue to address MMIWQT in all of our respective homelands. This community engagement is meant to activate our processing of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People through the action of doing and feeling in a collective effort to say ‘this is enough’.
Throughout history, more people have experienced childhood than survived into adulthood. In this lecture - delivered by Paulina Przystupa (UNM Graduate Student) - hear the ways in which we can learn about children as individuals and as members of prehistoric or historic communities using archaeology.