NEWS RELEASE

Social Justice Exhibit on Display at Branigan Cultural Center

Branigan Cultural Center is now featuring “Trotando Pasos Ajenos: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands” an art and cultural exhibit that focuses on regional issues of justice inequality as they pertain to identity, environment, history, immigration, law and faith. The exhibit runs from Oct. 6 to Jan. 6, 2018.

The exhibit features 13 interactive educational installments curated by Dulcinea Lara and Nicholas Natividad, professors at NMSU’s department of Criminal justice who specialize on issues of social justice in crime and law. The exhibit was designed by artist and filmmaker Daniel Aguilar. Programing for the exhibit includes a documentary screening titled “Fruits of our Labor” by Daniel Aguilar as well as a lecture series, and additional programing for all ages.

According to a City of Las Cruces news release, the exhibit provides an opportunity to come together for an interactive experience that promotes awareness and comprehension of these issues. The news release also mentioned that understanding these issues helps our community arrive at ways to lessen inequalities and their consequences – especially in the borderlands.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 North Main St. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

For additional information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575-541-2154