Join us on Zoom on Thursday, November 5, at 6 pm, for our next Borderlands of Southern Colorado online lecture. This panel discussion will feature Shirley Romero Otero, Juanita Martinez, Jose Martinez, Rocky Madrid, Roy Esquibel, and Ronnie Cordova and will include an introduction by artist Shelby Head.
For 150 years descendants of Mexican settlers in Costilla County, Colorado have claimed communal rights to graze livestock, hunt and fish, and gather firewood on La Sierra, the mountain tract in the Culebra Valley above the village of San Luis. Hear from members of the Land Rights Council tell their stories related to the ongoing struggle to guarantee access to La Sierra, originally granted through the 1844 Sangre de Cristo Land Grant.
The Borderlands of Southern Colorado Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and Colorado State University-Pueblo.