National Hispanic Cultural Center Events


La Canoa Legacy Talks

Start Date: Apr 28, 2016 - 06:00pm

Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center

Dr. Tey Diana Rebolledo will discuss Fabiola Cabeza de Baca :  The Good Life. Fabiola Cabeza de Baca was born into a prominent and landed family in Las Vegas New Mexico.  She was a woman who overcame many obstacles and became a teacher, writer, extension agent and proponent of change while at the same time fostering traditional values.  Her life spanned New Mexico as a territory New Mexico as a state, World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.  She taught nutrition and food preservation, founded Women’s Extension Clubs and discussed kitchen design to help homemakers.  She authored several cookbooks and was interested in history and folklore.  She incorporated these interests in several books, which have become classics of New Mexican literature:  The Good Life  and We Fed Them Cactus.  She was a woman on the move, an independent woman who had adventures and who survived challenges and sorrow.  This presentation will be a visual journey through her life and accomplishments.

Dr. Tey Diana Rebolledo is Distinguished Professor of Spanish Emerita from the University of New Mexico.  She is the author of The Chronicles of Panchita Villa, Women Singing in the Snow, editor of Las mujeres hablan, Nuestras mujeres, and Infinite Divisions as well as many articles on Chicana/o  and Latin American Literature.

The talk will be held in the History and Literary Arts Building-Library on Thursday, April 28th at 6pm. It is free to the general public, with light refreshments served.