September Activities from the Branigan Cultural Center

“Culture of Empowerment: Community Roundtable: Dreamers”

Wednesday, September 1, 5:30 p.m. (MST)

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 https://rebrand.ly/NMDreamers.

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 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

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Discover history and culture through a monthly informal discussion series on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. 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 takes us through the stories of survivors of Pancho Villa’s Raid on Columbus, N.M. on March 9, 1916. She uses first hand accounts of Maud Wright, Susan Parks and Sarah Hoover from the horrific event! You can tune in at: https://rebrand.ly/WomenofColumbus.

“What’s the Word: Arabic – A Trip to Qatar”

Thursday, September 9, 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. September will be inspired by Qatar! Register to attend this in-person event by emailing [email protected].

The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 N. Main Street and is accessible from 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 website at: https://www.las-cruces.org/Museums or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.