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Posted on: September 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] October Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

Elvira Masson

“Culture of Empowerment: Know Your Rights: Disabled Peoples with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)”

Wednesday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. (MST)

In this presentation, learn what rights people in the Disability community have and how to use them.

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 for October to December is Disabled peoples.

 

History Notes: "When Confucius Visited the Valley" with Elvira Masson

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Discover history and culture through a monthly informal discussion series on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. From October through November, the theme is “Asian History of the Southwest.” Did you know that for over a decade more than 3,000 K-16 students, from Albuquerque to El Paso were studying Chinese language? This brief account of the Confucius Institute, a bi-national center for teaching Chinese language and culture that NMSU co-hosted from 2007 to 2020, will look at the mission and the accomplishments of the Institute. We’ll also try to answer the question, “Why Confucius?” This will be an in-person event in the Branigan Cultural Center classroom.

 

“What’s the Word: Arabic - A Trip to Somalia”

Thursday, October 14, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (MST)

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. October is inspired by Somalia! This will be an in-person event at the Branigan Cultural Center classroom. You can register to attend by emailing education@las-cruces.org.

The Branigan Cultural Center 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: MUSEUMS | Las Cruces, NM (las-cruces.org) or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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