Free “Lifeways of the San Luis Valley” lectures scheduled for spring 2014


mountains and river in winter

The Adams State University Title V Hilos Culturales lecture series, "Lifeways of the San Luis Valley," has scheduled a variety of free lectures, and a return of the concert, Musica de la Gente, for the spring 2014 semester. Community members are invited to attend the lectures, which begin at 6 p.m. in McDaniel Hall room 201, unless otherwise noted.


  • February 4: "La Conquista and the History of the Southwest," by Dr. Michele Trujillo, associate professor of Teacher Education;
  • February 6: "Rituals of Integration," by Karen Lemke, director of college readiness program;
  • February 11: "Jicarilla Apache Mythologies," by Carey Vicenti;
  • February 13: "Healing Plants of the Southwest," by Dr. Kristy Duran, assistant professor of biology;
  • February 25: "La Virgen de Guadalupe," by Dennis Lopez;
  • February 27: "Instaurator Ruinae: The Heroine's Journey, Ranching in El Valle de San Luis," by Sofia Marquez.


  • March 4: "Hispano Cultural Landscapes," by Arnold Valdez;
  • March 18: "From Tepayac to Guadalupe," by Rogelio Briones;
  • March 20: "The Sacred Art of the Santero," by Lawrence Gallegos;


  • April 8: "Magic, Writing & Social Justice," by Doctora Clara Martinez Campoamor;
  • April 10: The concert – Musica de la Gente II –with Frank McCulloch at 7 p.m. in Carson Auditorium;
  • April 17: "The Ethics of La Querencia," by Joseph Gallegos;
  • April 29: "Rise, Do Not Be Afraid," by Aaron Abeyta, professor of English.


  • May 1: "The San Luis Valley in a World Context," by David Barsamian, at 7 p.m. in Carson Auditorium.