Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hispanic New Mexico Women

Rosalia de AragonNew Mexico History and Cultures
at the
Santa Fe Public Library
Fall 2008

Thursday, November 6
7 - 8:30 pm
Main Library Community Room
145 Washington Ave.

Hispanic New Mexico Women: 1528-Present
Rosalía de Aragon

As a tribute to the many Hispanic women of New Mexico and their contributions to the state, Rosalía de Aragon will relate stories that haven't been told in history books. She'll begin by portraying Doña Eufemia, who was among 47 other women from the Juan de Oñate expedition in 1598. She'll introduce a mystery guest, one of the most famous Hispanas in Santa Fe, who was born in 1800 in Sonora and who moved to Santa Fe in 1823. And she will transform into Aurora Lucero-White Lea, a writer, suffragist and cultural preserver who was born in Las Vegas, NM in 1894. The program will end with audience members sharing stories of women from their families and their contributions.

This program is part of the New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua Program, which is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the N.M. Department of Cultural Affairs. Support also comes from the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.

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