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BRANIGAN CULTURAL CENTER

Branigan Cultural Center August online: child detention, Latin American politics, Lebanan

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Here are activities at Branigan Cultural Center (BCC) during the month of August.

  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4: “Culture of Empowerment: Child Detention and Separation,” online. Hear from local experts on child detention and separation about the history, policies, migrant experience, impact on the local community and the future of the issue in the borderlands region. Tune in with the Zoom link at rebrand.ly/ChildDetention.
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12: “History Notes: “Citizens in la calle: Protest and Politics in Contemporary Latin America” with Iñigo García-Bryce, Ph.D., who is an associate professor at New Mexico State and director of NMSU’s Center for Latin Americans and Border Studies. García-Bryce will lead a discussion about revolutions in Latin America. “La calle” (the street) has become a powerful place of protest in recent Latin American history. This lecture explores these protests and what they tell us about the region’s struggling democracies. Tune in with the Zoom link at rebrand.ly/LatinAmericanRevolts.
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12: “What’s the Word: Arabic - A Trip to Lebanon.” Dive into the history and traditions of Lebanon while learning and practicing Arabic language skills. These are not formal classes but provide an opportunity for learning and conversation between beginners and more experienced participants. Register to attend by emailing education@las-cruces.org.

BCC, 501 N. Main St., remains closed through September for construction.

For up-to-date information on museum reopening, virtual programming and more, visit las-cruces.org/museums and follow Las Cruces museums on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.