Día De Muertos – Whether Familia or Vecinos, All are Ancestors

By Maria R. Perez, MSSW In our culturally diverse community, we cannot discuss familia and ancestors without bringing up November 2nd – Dia de Los Muertos. In and of itself, the celebration of this date is a hodge-podge of ancient and modern traditional bits and pieces from around the world. Yet, to Mexicans, it is… Read More Día De Muertos – Whether Familia or Vecinos, All are Ancestors

Thief of Birds

Little Birds is a series of vignettes and reflections on border crossings and emancipation.Written by María Elena Gaitán Musician, storyteller, performance artist, translator and mother, East L.A. born María Elena Gaitán is a citizen of the world and a lifetime social justice activist with ancestral roots in Del Río Texas and Monterrey Nuevo León.  Thief of Birds (stealing… Read More Thief of Birds

Little Birds

Little Birds is a series of vignettes and reflections on border crossings and emancipation. Written by María Elena Gaitán. Musician, storyteller, performance artist, translator and mother, East L.A. born María Elena Gaitán is a citizen of the world and a lifetime social justice activist with ancestral roots in Del Río Texas and Monterrey Nuevo León.  El Pajarito (the… Read More Little Birds

University Medical Center of El Paso Economic Outlook

The University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) has a strong economic outlook despite the pandemic, according to a recent Fitch Ratings analysis posted on October 8. Fitch updated the Series 2013 and 2017 UMC bonds from “stable” to “positive”. The bonds are paid for by El Paso taxpayers in the form of property taxes… Read More University Medical Center of El Paso Economic Outlook

Pumpkin Patch in Central El Paso at Beth El Bible Church October 4th to 31st

The Beth El Bible Church, located at 6440 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas 79925 is hosting a Pumpkin Patch in their parking lot from October 4th to 31st. Information: http://www.bethelbible.org or 915-772-4330. Their hours of operation are: Tuesdays – Thursdays from 1 to 7 PM and Friday – Sunday from 12 to 8 PM Schedule… Read More Pumpkin Patch in Central El Paso at Beth El Bible Church October 4th to 31st

The El Paso Community Foundation Announces The Border Art Residency Returns, Application Now Open

The Border Art Residency has a new home — and is accepting applications for the first artist residency in that new home. After a long run in La Union, NM, the 2021 Border Art Residency will be from January 15 through May 31 in a living and studio space at 801 N. Piedras in the… Read More The El Paso Community Foundation Announces The Border Art Residency Returns, Application Now Open

El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

El Paso Politics recently reported, that El Paso immigration judges are among the worst in the nation for asylum seekers. Various news outlets are reporting that justice department officials drove the immigration policy of separating children from their parents as part of the Trump Administration surge to control the border. The New York Times states… Read More El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

Reopen El Paso Public Libraries

The COVID-19 Pandemic is hurting libraries and library workers.  Cities are responding by furloughing workers which will have long-lasting effects on our communities.  Friends of the Library groups in El Paso have joined together to show solidarity in support of libraries and library workers. This series will feature voices from community members who believe Libraries are… Read More Reopen El Paso Public Libraries