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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:13 am 
Hola hermanas y hermanos,

Many of you may be aware of the struggle for educational equity in Espanola, New Mexico at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC). We are a small, regional 4-year college (though 80% of our students are in 2-year degree or certificate programs).

In the past two months, we have lost more than 25% of our full-time faculty (Chicanas among them) and our enrollment has declined over 50% in the past two years. In addition, our tuition has steadily incresed in the past 3 years while programs, faculty, and our Child Care Center have been cut. Our College serves a majority Chicana/o population (68%) as well as a relatively large Native population (11%) in a low-income region. The direction of the College has been a subject of much discussion in our community and as the news of the College's decline begins to spread nationally, those of us who have been faculty at NNMC have had many inquiries.

I want to thank you all who have contacted us--your concern and your solidarity are greatly appreciated by the students, staff, faculty and greater community.

Many have requested further information on the conditions at NNMC. A source of information--media clips, documents, letters--is the NNMC Study Group, found at <http://nnmcstudygroup.weebly.com/blog> http://nnmcstudygroup.weebly.com/blog Of particular interest to those in our Chicana/o community is the open letter released by Dr. Patricia M. Perea, which can be found at http://nnmcstudygroup.weebly.com/letters.html Please feel free to share widely.

The NNMC Study Group can be contacted for further information. I am also happy to answer any questions or concerns.

In Solidarity,

Annette M. Rodriguez
PhD Candidate, Brown University
Adjunct Instructor, Northern New Mexico College


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Four Shillings Short
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Hapkido Class
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Gin Rummy
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Tai Chi Chuan
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Shop Small Saturday
Lighted Christmas Parade
Ecstatic Dance
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center










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