WHAT: NMSU’s College Migrant Assistance Program to celebrate 20 years of service and the unveiling of the “Mariposas Campesinas” art installation
WHO: CAMP students, farmworker advocates, NMSU community
WHEN: 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12
WHERE: Outside NMSU CAMP offices in grassy area west of Milton Hall
VISUALS: 14-foot art installation of 300 butterflies, reception
DESCRIPTION: Join NMSU’s College Migrant Assistance Program to celebrate 20 years of service and the unveiling of the 14-foot “Mariposas Campesinas” art installation during a reception from 12–2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the grassy area outside the CAMP offices at Milton Hall on campus. Local artist, former farmworker and NMSU CAMP student Jesus del Rio created the piece from 300 paper butterflies, each with a message of appreciation to local farmworkers written by students in the region as part of the J. Paul Taylor Symposium dedicated to “Justice for Farmworkers.” The event is also part of Hispanic Heritage Month and Oct 12 is Dia de la Raza.