PUENTES

Emily Guerra covers the people and issues important to our growing Hispanic communities.

June is National PTSD Awareness Month

May 16, 2013

May 17, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with CEO and Clinical Director of Esperanza Guidance Services, Rachel Madewell; and Esperanza Guidance Services UTEP Student Intern, with a Masters in Social Work, Donna Bleimeyer; and with Therapist for "A Journey of Hope" at Esperanza Guidance Services, Vietnam Veteran Gilbert Morales.

Deportation Separates New Mexico Families

May 9, 2013

May 10, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Director of the Regional Center for Border Rights of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico, Vicki Gaubeca, to tell us about a new report called “Torn Apart”, How U.S. Immigration Policy Fragments New Mexico Families. For a copy of the report visit the website of the ACLU of New Mexico: www.aclu-nm.org.

SPANISH: Past, Present, and Future

May 2, 2013

May 3, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Associate Professor of Spanish at Western New Mexico University (WNMU) in Silver City, Dr. Maria Eugenia Trillo, to tell us about the art of learning Spanish.  

Borderland Art

Apr 18, 2013

April 19, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Borderland artist, Kim Shifflett. Her art will be featured at the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces through April 27th. She describes her art as dealing more with migratory and economic issues rather than traditional border art.

SWEC and Earth Day

Apr 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) Executive Director Kevin Bixby with an overview of their projects and events planned for this year including Earth Day. Established in 1992, SWEC’s mission is “to protect and restore native wildlife and their habitats in the southwestern borderlands.”

Domestic Violence - A Global Issue

Apr 4, 2013

April 6, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Paty Hernandez, Secretary of The International Safe Shelter Foundation, and New Mexico State University graduate student, to talk about a global issue – domestic violence – unseen, unheard and unacceptable.

The Future of Health Careers at NMSU's SoAHEC

Mar 21, 2013

March 22, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Program Operations Director for New Mexico State University’s Southern Area Health Education Center (SoAHEC), Beatriz Favela; and Senior Program Specialist for the Department of Public Health Sciences, and SoAHEC, Bob Nosbisch, with an outlook at the future of health careers.

The "Silent Epidemic" of Youth Suicide

Mar 14, 2013

March 15, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Mesilla Valley Hospital Referral Development Manager and The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) Representative, Jeanne Resendez. She works with teachers and organizations to teach parents and educators about suicide awareness and prevention trough JFI programs.

IFCE-Institute for Community Engagement

Mar 7, 2013

March 8, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Institute for Community Engagement (IFCE) Board President and Department Head of the English department at New Mexico State University, Monica Torres; and with IFCE Community Engagement Director, Veronica Carmona.

Southwest Senior EXPO March 22-23

Feb 27, 2013

March 1, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Southwest Senior Monthly Owner and Publisher, Keith Whelpley, and with Southwest Senior Monthly Marketing Director, Stan Blitz. They will tell us about concerns and services for seniors in our area, and about southern New Mexico’s largest senior lifestyle show.

Volunteer Opportunities in Las Cruces

Feb 15, 2013

February 15, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Network Volunteer Center Volunteer Coordinator, Genevieve Kirk, and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Volunteer at the Munson Senior Center, Allan Daily. They have both served in the Peace Corps and will tell us about the importance of volunteering, opportunities and the commitment to serve in our communities.

February 8, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with three times Native American Music Award Winner, recording artist, composer and drum maker, Yolanda Martinez. She has been making drums since 1987 and made her first recording in 1992. Carlsbad native, Martinez received her first NAMMY, The Grammy for The Native American Music Industry, in 2005 as Best Female Artist. Her music consists of drumming and chanting, contemporary Native American, country, Latin and folk recordings.

Las Cruces, NM  – February 1, 2013 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Performer and Educational Consultant, Rosa Guerrero, from El Paso, Texas bridging the community as an artist, educator, dance historian, and humanitarian. In 1970 she established El Paso’s first ballet folklorico group, The Rosa Guerrero International Folklorico Dance Group.

Carolyn Bunch and Tony Pennock

Jan 11, 2013

January 10, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with local professional artists, Carolyn Bunch and her son, Tony Pennock. They both recall painting murals as children, and have made it their life’s work.

Bunch moved to New Mexico in the 1950’s, and has been involved in the arts as a public school teacher, an artist and gallery owner of Adobe Patio Gallery. She is currently one of fifteen artists featured at an exhibition at the Adobe Patio Gallery in Mesilla.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Jan 4, 2013

January 4, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Border/Environmental Justice Liaison for the New Mexico Environment Department, Thomas Ruiz. He will talk to us about a global chronic disease of the central nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The National MS Society has been walking since 1988 to help create a world free of MS. To register and to help the Las Cruces Chapter visit their website at “main.nationalmssociety.org.”  Walk MS: Las Cruces will be held at Young Park on Saturday, April 6th starting at 9 a.m.

Out of the Shadows: The Women of Southern New Mexico

Dec 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board member, Martha Shipman Andrews, who was recently appointed to NMHRAB, by Governor Susana Martinez. NMHRAB is a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration. It reviews grant proposals for projects that identify, preserve, increase accessibility to, and promotes the use of New Mexico’s Historical records and documents.

Rotary Club's "Don't Meth With Us Project"

Nov 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Project Chairman of the Rotary Club’s “Don’t Meth With Us Project,” in Las Cruces, Mel Parish. He is going to tell us about the dangers of the most addictive substance currently known, and a menace to our society, methamphetamine, Also known as ice, crystal, speed and meth, once a person is addicted it is difficult to stop using.

Pecan Farmers Face Predators Year-round

Nov 8, 2012

Las Cruces – November 8, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Farm Manager for Dixie Ranch, Greg Daviet. A strong supporter of agriculture and public education in agriculture, he served as president of the Doña Ana County Farm and Livestock Bureau. He grows and harvests pecans on a 255 acre farm, south of Mesilla, from trees his grandmother planted in the 1960’s.

With many years of experience as a pecan farmer, Daviet is very knowledgeable about the profitable pecan industry.

Mariachi Music in our Community

Oct 29, 2012

Las Cruces – October 29, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra takes a look at Mariachi music in the community with KRWG’S Underwriting coordinator, and Co-director of a local group, Mariachi Real de Chihuahua, Marcus Royo.  With nearly 20 years of Mariachi music experience, Royo draws inspiration from the music’s history.

Las Cruces – October 12, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Director of Las Cruces Museum of Art, Lisa Pugh to tell us more about the museum’s two current exhibitions featuring works of award-winning illustrators and artists. “Latino Folktales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists” and “Artist/Illustrator” will be on display through Saturday, November 24th at the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

Commemoration of 150th Civil War in Mesilla

Oct 4, 2012

Las Cruces – October 5, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with curator and co-owner of the Gadsden Museum in Mesilla, Tancy Alexander Bird. She is a 7th generation Mesillera and descendent of one of La Mesilla’s settlers, Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain.

 

Las Cruces - March 31, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Chair of the Hearts for Autism Board, Abel Covarrubias, and with Camp New Amigos Liaison, Amanda Morton to talk about this year’s benefit for area children with autism. 

 Las Cruces - March 20, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Dona Ana County Commissioner, Billy Garrett. He is also the Co-Chair of the "8th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium." The first symposium began in 2005 at New Mexico State University in honor of J. Paul Taylor’s lifelong commitments to the community. Scholars, students, community stakeholders, and policy makers from across the state and region come together each spring to explore, learn and work in unity on strategies for justice and reform.

Borderland Photographer and Artist Diana Molina

Mar 8, 2012

March 8, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with regional photographer and journalist, Diana Molina and her new contemporary collection of art and photographs.  Molina was invited by Deming Arts Center Board Member, Judy Welch, to display her exhibit entitled “Symbols and Icons of New Mexico”  through the month of March.

March 5, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Maury Castro, President of La Alianza Para Emigrantes Mexicanos en Busca de Asilo Politico (Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers) and Member, Charlotte Lipson, with a newly formed local nonprofit organization. Their purpose is to help provide a better life for individuals that live in our community  who are seeking political asylum in the United States by providing economic, cultural and educational assistance. 

February 20, 2012 - 

Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with StoryCorps Mobile Senior Coordinator, Rose Kue, with the largest oral history project in our community.  

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