Coffee & Conversations tonight at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center as part of the Smithsonian’s Indivisible Exhibit. Congressman Martin Heinrich has been added to the panel. Come talk identity and heritage with us during American Indian Week.
“The Painted Heart: Beauty and Diversity in African-Native American Lives.” Panelists include Hakim Bellamy, Social and Community Programs Coordinator, NM State Office of African American Affairs; Richard Luarkie, Governor of Laguna Pueblo and Tom Lark, Curator, African American Performing Arts Center. This event is from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Avanyu Gallery with an admission of $5 general public; $3 IPCC members.
The Links, Incorporated is a primary program collaborator for this exhibition. The Links, Inc. was founded in 1946, and is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. In addition to Links, the National Council of Negro Women is also partial sponsor of this exhibition.
Dr. Harold Bailey, Executive Director for the Office of African American Affairs with the State of New Mexico said, “This exhibition will educate the public about the connection between Native and African American peoples. We should not only embrace our heritage and maintain this historical and cultural relationship, but add to it.”