Our Theme Meaning
So near yet another pivotal election season, feelings of entrapment in a corrupt Bi-partisan system continue to plague us. Nuevomexicanos must resist and engage in any capacity they can to restore their communities to their flourishing states. Whether that be voting, petitioning, protesting, creating, reflecting or protecting, we ask our gente to take a stand against injustices in their community. We reclaim our demon, the chupacabra as an ally in ridding this land of malicious, power-hungry, exploitative entities.
Reclaiming our querencia is reclaiming the mountains that replenish the rivers, the arroyos that nourish the chile, beans, corn, squash, pecans and pinon. It calls up the herencia of that which is dear to us; food, tradition, tamales steaming: calls up that which is self, home, land and sky; calls up a pre-contact-pre-colonial, pre-industrial past of the mesoamericas; calls up the land of the ephemeral waterways, dry farming, sheep husbandry and the acequias.
La reclamacion is to protect the home that is the dear nuevomexicano heritage: the language, the land, the water and the culture. We implore everyone to act, and unite in defying systemic, institutional and internal oppression.
Los Jardines Institute
Create your own Day of the Dead image on a wood block and print it on posters & cards
Learn how to make and decorate Sugar Skulls
Create a papel picado projects and make paper Marigolds out of tissue paper.
Alters with Artist Sofia Martinez and Vanessa Alvarado: Altar construction and other Dia de los Muertos traditions, as well as face painting techniques.
2016 Annual South Valley Día de los Muertos Marigold Parade along Isleta Blvd. and Art Vendors and Entertainment at West Side Community Center.
LOS JARDINES INSTITUTE IS LOCATED AT:
803 La Vega Dr SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 (CLICK LINK FOR MAP)
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ALTAR APPLICATION PDF
PARADE/FLOAT APPLICATION PDF
VENDOR APPLICATION PDF