Latinx/as/os aren’t one community but many, layered, sometimes conflicting. We have in common a history of Conquest, indigenous, African slavery and European Conquest. We have in common oppressive imposed religions which some of us choose to observe, others to try to bring into the 21st century and others to reject. We have in common that some of us are immigrants, some have migrant families and others go back before the nation became one. From one generation to the next, there are critiques and criticisms but also love and concern for each other’s welfare. It’s difficult, painful but also important to understand that so much more unites us than divides us. In years to come, the uniting will be critical for survival of many. This week I’ll be at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. The best part? They’re free events and in person. Pls mask up and come out
NHCC is a hybrid with free tickets, just register online now.