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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Farmworkers' Rights: Learning Opportunities from the Branigan Cultural Center

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Branigan Cultural Center programming continues with activity take-out kits and online events. Enjoy these virtual events related to the new exhibit Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos on display at the Branigan Cultural Center through January 9, 2021.

November 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (MT) - Community Roundtable: Migrant Farmworkers' Experiences 
Farmworkers make up an important part of our Borderland community and are critical members of our nation. Learn more about and engage with the farmworker experience and the work being done for equality and protection of farmworkers here in our community. This event will be held on Zoom. To attend, register by emailing Kayla at kmyers@las-cruces.org.

November 21, 1 - 2:30 p.m. (MT) - Poster-Making for Youth 
Be inspired by the classic designs of protest posters made during the height of the fight for farmworkers’ rights! You will receive a kit with stencils and poster paper and can attend the workshop to draw and create in the community. To attend this online workshop and receive a to-go kit, register by Monday, November 16 by emailing Kayla at kmyers@las-cruces.org.

December 2, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (MT) - Community Roundtable with College Assistance for Migrants Program (CAMP) Youth Council 
Learn with youth that is migrant and seasonal farmworkers, dairy workers, and ranch workers as well as students and leaders on the New Mexico State University campus. This event will be held on Zoom. To attend, register by emailing Kayla at kmyers@las-cruces.org.

December 4, 6 - 7 p.m. (MT) - Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields 
Dolores Huerta herself will present her powerful story and legacy of bringing revolution to the fields. You can view the presentation by using this link: Rebrand.ly/DoloresHuerta

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en Los Campos shares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Dolores Huerta and the farmworkers' movement of the 1960s and 1970s. It features reproductions of historic and personal photographs, and graphic elements as well as a free, user-friendly, mobile tour smartphone app featuring interviews with Huerta, and a short bilingual documentary video. Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 N. Main Street and is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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