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Posted on: January 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] February Activitites at the Branigan Cultural Center

Norma Hartell Photo

Enjoy the museum from home through these online programs from the Branigan Cultural Center.

“Culture of Empowerment: Community Round table on Yazzie vs The State of New Mexico”
Wednesday, February 3, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (MST)

Discuss and learn more from Michelle Valverde, Dr. Dulcinea Lara, and youth activists about the iconic case that is defining the path of education in the State of New Mexico. Culture of Empowerment is a series designed around the idea that people are powerful when learning together. Each quarter’s topics will revolve around a single theme, with chances to dig deeper, learn how to activate community impact, and connect with each other. Register to attend these Zoom workshops by emailing

“History Notes: Murals of Las Cruces with Norma Hartell,”
Thursday, February 11, 1 - 2 p.m. (MST)

Discover history and culture through a monthly informal discussion series on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. From January through March, the theme is “if these walls could talk.” In this History Notes, explore the history of mural-making in Las Cruces and the organization Murals of Las Cruces with its creator, Norma Hartell. You can tune into the Zoom webinar with the link

“Lunar New Year”
Saturday, February 13 

Explore and celebrate the diversity of ways that the Lunar New Year is observed across cultures and in your community!Watch the Museum’s social media pages for videos and educational resources.

“What’s the Word: Arabic - A Trip to Egypt”
Thursday, February 11, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (MST)

Learn language through culture! Dive into the history and traditions of Egypt, while learning and practicing Arabic language skills. These are not formal classes but provide opportunity for learning and conversation between beginner and more experienced participants. Register to attend by emailing Kayla at The Branigan Cultural Center remains closed due to the public health pandemic. The museum is located at 501 N. Main Street and is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36. For up-to-date information on museum reopening, virtual programming, and more, visit the website at: or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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