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Benefit Screening of WRESTLING JERUSALEM at the Jean Cocteau
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In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
CIR Annual Potluck Picnic 2017
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It’s that time again! CIR’s annual member potluck picnic will be in the shady grove right next our office and the arroyo between Rosario and Grant Avenue. We'll set up some tents, tables and chairs and have our potluck picnic right under the trees. Join us in a celebration of CIR, reconnect with friends, share some food, wine and music, and talk about our exciting upcoming programs.
Open? Closed? How NM Shapes the Border
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Open? Closed? How NM Shapes the Border will be a panel discussion investigating how NM might influence national or state conversations on immigration, featuring Allegra Love, Marcela Diaz, and Vicki Gaubeca.
Broken Border continues with Fiesta Buffet & Film: Babel
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In keeping with our current series on the Broken Border: Reconnecting the Camino Real, CIR presents a Southwest fiesta buffet prepared by Bumble Bee's Baja Grill followed by the award-winning film: Babel directed by Mexican film director, producer and screenwriter, Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer, Guillermo Arriaga.
Back by popular demand: Great Decisions returns in 2017!
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The Great Decisions program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for a monthly discussion group at the CIR office. The June 20th meeting will focus on Saudi Arabia in Transition.
Sci-Fi Classic, SLEEP DEALER, screens at CIR
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This 2008 sci-fi classic takes place on the US-Mexico border, and like all good sci-fi focuses on philosophy and the big questions and ideas. The film depicts a dystopian future to explore ways in which technology both oppresses and connects migrants.
Dr. Gabrielle Palmer shares Stories Along the Camino
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Join us for Stories Along the Camino with Dr. Gabrielle Palmer, a local Spanish Colonial Art Historian and Director of the Camino Real Project for a discussion on the cultural narratives and individual lives that shaped the Camino Real.
Dr. Manuel Montoya addresses the Enchantment Economy along the Camino Real
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Dr. Montoya will show how New Mexico is an "enchantment economy," a place where unresolved economic and social conditions led to the creation of parallel economic, social, and cultural narratives.
June Luncheon honors Liz Fanning, Founder of CorpsAfrica
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Liz Fanning is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and founder of CorpsAfrica. Her focus for this special luncheon presentation will be on the work that this organization is doing in advancing the empowerment of women and girls in Senegal, Malawi and Morocco.
Breaking News Discussion Group
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Join us on Friday, June 2nd at 12 p.m. in CIR's conference room for the first installment of a new type of discussion group. Bring a newspaper article to the meeting, and you'll have three minutes to describe the article to the group, including your questions or concerns. Then the group will discuss.