"Quiere mas, juzga menos; love more, judge less" is how Gilberto Romero sums up his work in public health in Northern New Mexico over the last 30 years. He, together with 18 other individuals, recorded their experiences as public and community health workers, mothers, grandmothers, health care professionals, doulas, and activists in the series "Their Heart is to Serve: Compassionate Conversations about Healthcare in Northern New Mexico." The series is produced by Embudo Valley Library, with partners StoryCorps, Barrios Unidos, and Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, and will debut on Thursday December 10, 2020, via a zoom listening event. The interviews capture how a broad spectrum of community members work to improve public, community, and individual health, in both their personal and professional lives. The interviews feature heartfelt, honest, and love-filled first-person accounts of coping with addition and supporting recovery in their own families, and how public health workers and health care providers have been able to improve health care access and public health in front line service to rural communities. Interviewees hold out their hopes and visions for structural change in healthcare, witness what has made a difference in their communities, and describe what true community health is.
Please join us on zoom to hear community members speak about healthcare -- stories both personal and professional.
What: StoryCorps, Their Heart is to Serve
When: 7pm, Thursday December 10.
How: Register via zoom HERE
Embudo Valley Library and Community Center seeks a non-profit LIBRARY DIRECTOR who will administer library operations, oversee program development, fundraise, report on, and advocate for the library, supervise staff and volunteers, run summer reading and early literacy programs, work with and report to the governing board to implement the library’s strategic plan, work 32 to 40 hours/week. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, three references, and college transcripts to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For priority consideration, submit your materials by 5pm 11/25/20. See full job announcement below.
Ecotone and Jan-Willem Jansen led a series of four Healthy Soil Programs in summer 2020. Here are the links to the webinars and pdfs from the webinars:
PDF files of the four PowerPoints
Links to the YouTube videos of the webinars
Webinar #1: https://youtu.be/1Pnmt-IhyAg
Webinar #2: https://youtu.be/1H1FsCZ-JxA
Webinar #3: https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=BC6A032fH50
Webinar #4: https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=eka_tKuws6Q
Check out the fruits of some of our teens' labors from a workshop conducted this summer by Levi Romero, NM Poet Laureate and Dixon native.
La Segunda Second Hand Store is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-4pm, receiving donations Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-12noon. All sales and donated items benefit Embudo Valley Library programs and services. We are happy to receive your clean, working, donations outdoors, wearing masks and following physical distancing protocols. Please bring your donations behind the library. For large items or furniture, call ahead 505-579-9181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting our library!