Trotando Pasos Ajenos: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands 2017
Trotando Pasos Ajenos continues at the Branigan Cultural Center (BCC), 501 N. Main St., through Jan. 6, 2018. The exhibit focuses on social justice with 11 interactive educational installments designed to appeal to a wide audience that focus on regional issues of justice inequality as they pertain to identity, environment, history, immigration, law, and faith. It also provides the opportunity for an interactive experience that promotes awareness and comprehension of these issues.
Understanding these issues helps arrive at ways to lessen inequalities and their consequences – especially in the borderlands. The public is invited to explore a series of regional social justice topics, create a dialogue, and approach these topics with a new understanding.
The exhibit was created by Dulcinea Lara, Ph.D., and Nicholas Natividad, Ph.D., professors at NMSU’s department of criminal justice who focus on issues of social justice in crime and law. The exhibit was designed by artist and filmmaker Daniel Aguilera, whose documentary, “Fruits of Labor,” will be screened as part of the programming for the exhibit at 2 p.m. Dec. 5, at the BCC.
Admission is free to the BCC. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575/541-2154.