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Posted on: August 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] September Activities through the Branigan Cultural Center

Arabic Qatar

Three events are scheduled in September through the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St.

“Culture of EmpowermentCommunity Roundtable: Dreamers”

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 1

In this presentation, hear from Dreamers and advocates about the history, policies of the Dream Act, experiences of Dreamers, and the current situation for Dreamers in New Mexico. Tune in with the link

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. The theme from July to September is Youth and Migration. This theme is inspired by the current exhibit “Uncaged Art” up in the Branigan Cultural Center Courtyard. This exhibit features artwork created by youth kept in immigration detention at the U.S./Mexico border.

History Notes"Women Survivors of the Battle of Columbus," with Patricia Kiddney

1 p.m. Thursday, September 9

Discover history and culture through a monthly informal discussion series at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. From July through September, the theme is “History of Revolts and Revolutions.” In this presentation, hear the stories of women who survived the Battle of Columbus during the Mexican Revolution in southern New Mexico. Patricia Kiddney will take us through the stories of survivors of Pancho Villa's Raid on Columbus, N.M. on March 9, 1916. She will use first-hand accounts of Maud Wright, Susan Parks and Sarah Hoover from the horrific event! You can tune in at:

“What’s the WordArabic - A Trip to Qatar”

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 9

Want to learn about the culture, food, and music from Arabic speaking countries? Interested in learning and practicing Arabic language? What's the Word: Arabic is the program for you! Each session is inspired by a different Arabic-speaking country and you will learn about a new nation as well as practice some Arabic vocabulary. September will be inspired by Qatar! Register to attend this in-person event by emailing

The Branigan Cultural Center is accessible via RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36. The Branigan Cultural Center will be closed for construction through September 2021. For up-to-date information on museum reopening, virtual programming, and more, visit the City's Museums System website at: or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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