College of Humanities

New Mexico Land Grants and the Chicano Movement: a Continuing Struggle

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:45pm

Jerome Richfield 118

Canon de ChamaManuel Garcia y Griego and Arturo Candido Archuleta will speak and give an update on the social struggles of community land grants in New Mexico.

The land grant movement of the 1960s was one of the pillars of the Chicano Movement. It has revived in a different form since the 1990s.

The presentation will draw upon the extensive experience of both individuals and report on the continual land grant movement, the status of community land grants today, and the current efforts, some successful, to promote land recovery and economic development among land grant heirs, and how Californians can support these efforts.

Manuel Garcia y Griego is an Associate Professor of history and director of the Land Grant Studies Program at the University of New Mexico.

Arturo Candido Archuleta is senior staff to the New Mexico Land Grant Council and past chairman of the Merced Land Education and Conservation Trust.

Sponsored by Chicano/a Studies Department and Academic Programming, the College of Humanities