Faces of Diversity

Boulder Labs Diversity Council


2nd Wednesday
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1:00 pm
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Monthly Observances


Hispanic Heritage Month – Water is Life: History and Cultural Traditions of Acequias of Northern New Mexico
Time: Friday, September 16, 11 am - 12 noon
Place: DSRC GC402 (Multipurpose Room)
Every society must have a system for capturing, storing, and distributing water. Acequias or "community irrigation systems" are an integral part of the Hispanic culture and community of New Mexico. Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at UNM and Author Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place, will give an overview of the history of Acequias and discuss the relationship between water sharing, belief and attachment to place. More information flyer PDF file