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Take Me Away – Reviva Music Video

Award winning author Marisol Paramo stars in Reviva’s video “Take Me Away.” “Take Me Away” paints a real-life picture of a young girl who loses her family because of immigration policies in place in our country. 1.9 million DACA recipients live in America and contribute to the economy and society as teachers, doctors, laborers and military personnel. Reviva’s hope is that by sharing this song and video, it will highlight how these families are adversely affected and the need to take immediate action on their behalf. Congress must take action to protect these young men, women and children, in the spirit of diversity and equality upon which this country was built.

Marisol was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Marisol is an enrolled member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation (Native American). She is also of New Mexican Hispanic and Colombian American descent. Marisol wrote Bella The Caterpillar at the age of 7. She studies the Violin, and loves to sing. She performed with the Albuquerque Public Schools Honor Choir in 2017. Marisol loves to draw, paint and conduct science experiments. Her goals are to continue writing, while pursuing a career in Singing and Science.


​Bella The Caterpillar

The New Mexico-Arizona Children’s Book of the Year, Bella The Caterpillar is narrated in English and Spanish by recording artist Raquel Z. Rivera. Bella The Caterpillar is a wonderful coming of age tale utilizing the vocal talents of 5 child actors. This book is available in print and digital formats visit www.communitypublishing.org for more info.

Set in a tropical backyard, the soundtrack, composed by Christian Orellana, contains tropical rhythms. Mr. Orellana featured the talents of Harpist Dave Hoover, Bassist Gilbert “Ad Lib” Uribe, vocalist Carrie-Ann Maes and Audio Engineer/Musician/Actor Nick “Furious” Myers of FuriouStylz Entertainment. Regardless of a child’s reading level, they will enjoy this brightly colored story about a caterpillar wondering about her future within her present circumstances!. More info by clicking here.

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Kid Author Becomes Kid Actress

New Mexico - Arizona Children's Book of the Year 2017We are excited to announce that our bilingual children’s book, Bella The Caterpillar, was selected as the winner of the 2017 New Mexico – Arizona Book of the Year! 10 year old Author Marisol Paramo becomes the youngest winner in the history of the awards program! Illustrated by Acey May with illustration contributions by Ms. Paramo, the book also features a sound-track, narration in both English and Spanish! Read more about Bella The Caterpillar below and/or visit www.communitypublishing.org/btc

Marisol was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Marisol is an enrolled member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation (Native American). She is also of New Mexican Hispanic and Reviva MusicColombian American descent. Marisol wrote Bella The Caterpillar at the age of 7. She studies the Violin, and loves to sing. She performed with the Albuquerque Public Schools Honor Choir in 2017. Marisol loves to draw, paint and conduct science experiments. Her goals are to continue writing, while pursuing a career in Singing and Science.
Marisol is also the Star of the Take Me Away Video by Reviva. Reviva will release its first single and video off its new album “Equanimity” and perform on January 14th at Duel Taproom located in downtown Albuquerque at 606 Central Ave. SW from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The title of the single is “Take Me Away” and the video paints a real life picture of a young girl who loses her family because of immigration policies in place in our country. This release will be sponsored by Humans of New Mexico and other immigration groups, and all money raised will be donated to them. The video was produced by Production Outfitters and Directed by Gary Marsh. More info click here
Reviva is a band with seven members who were born and raised in New Mexico. Reviva’s mission over the last eight years has been to inspire through the power of music. Their lyrics, in both English and Spanish, are positive and many of their songs speak to important issues such as Immigration, the Environment, and the need to have compassion and love for one another. Fans are moved to sing and dance to their original reggae/rock songs and embrace this message of caring and compassion for others.Reviva’s hope is that by sharing this song/video, it will highlight how our current policies are adversely affecting families and the need to take immediate action on their behalf. This belief is supported by all major religions in this country and is the foundation upon which America was formed. There are currently 1.9 million immigrants who live in the United States and meet the rigorous requirements of DACA.
These people are teachers, doctors, military personnel and laborers. They work hard, pay their taxes, and support their families. Unless Congress takes action in the next sixty (60) days, they will be deported.In addition to DACA, there are millions of other immigrants who live in, work, and contribute to their communities and our country. They deserve to have a rational immigration policy in place rather than to be used for political purposes to promote dissension, hatred, and
exclusion.


​Bella The Caterpillar

From the imagination of 7 year old Marisol Paramo, the creative talents of Lead Illustrator Acey May, contributing illustrations by Ms. Paramo and Music from recording artist ChristianO’s Concepto Tambor, comes a bilingual, multimedia children’s story: Bella the Caterpillar.

Narrated in English and Spanish by recording artist Raquel Z. Rivera, this is a wonderful coming of age tale utilizing the vocal talents of 5 child actors. This book is available in print and digital formats visit www.communitypublishing.org for more info.

Author, Kellogg Foundation Fellow and Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy states, ‘In the very first sentence of her story is a caterpillar named “Bella.” Immediately, we drawn to Paramo’s freshness of perspective. Challenging the existing notion that caterpillars are not beautiful until they become butterflies. From the very beginning, Paramo acknowledges the inherent value of a 16-legged protagonist … while foreshadowing Bella’s eventual metamorphosis. As a dad, I’ve read my fair share of children’s books and I can say with some certainty that there are a significant number of adult children’s book authors who don’t execute the foreshadow with as much skill.”

Set in a tropical backyard, the soundtrack, composed by Christian Orellana, contains tropical rhythms. Mr. Orellana featured the talents of Harpist Dave Hoover, Bassist Gilbert “Ad Lib” Uribe, vocalist Carrie-Ann Maes and Audio Engineer/Musician/Actor Nick “Furious” Myers of FuriouStylz Entertainment. Regardless of a child’s reading level, they will enjoy this brightly colored story about a caterpillar wondering about her future within her present circumstances!. More info by clicking here. Purchase your copy below!


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Week.ly Update: From the Mind, Memes and Musings of Hakim Bellamy

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Welcome to Day 57 of the #FirstHundredDays of the Gospel According to Donald. It’s like revisionist history … but, like, in the present. A gift really, to armchair humorists and political satirists like myself … so I try to appreciate it for what it is. America’s true colors (and I use the term “color” very loosely). Nonetheless, The First Hundred Days was a term coined by F.D.R. (oh the irony) during a radio address in 1933. Although President Roosevelt was actually referring to the then 100 day session of the 73rd U.S. Congress rather than the first one hundred days of his administration’s first of four presidential terms. If you are masochistically curious as to how our dear man-child president is faring, check out this impartial (meaning one of the few news outlets the President has not directly called “Fake News”), international dashboard of promises kept and Tweets sent at The Guardian.

In the meantime, I want to steak a milestone in the ground in “celebration” of the president’s first month and a half or so…

I couldn’t decide so I made two. Maybe that makes me a “snowflake”? Yeup, a Black snowflake. It’s sort of like being a Black Russian. (beat).

Get it? – hb

100 Years War

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Since I pretty much don’t post the #DebutMeme until this goes up at Community Publishing (exclusivity rights), you can Twitter me which one YOU think I should Instagram @hakimbe. If get just one vote for #FirstHundredDays (the 1st one with the white background) or #Day52 (the 2nd one with the black background) then that’s the one I’ll go with. Let’s see who’s actually reading these blogs! 😉

And the rest of the week went like this…

Willy Wonka

Yeah kind of Religious

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And then the news of Alec Baldwin calling it quits on his infamous trump impersonation

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Oh, and I also saw Jordan Peel’e’s new movie Get Out. You should too. Especially if you are one of my white ex-girlfriends (in which case you are probably, definitely not reading this blog) … or their parents. 😉

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See, ya next week!

All the news that’s fit to meme, find my previous articles here
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Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy is Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. He is also a scholar, educator, musician, and poet. Community Publishing has published Hakim Bellamy’s Samuel’s Story, a multimedia children’s story featuring the music of DJ Flo Fader and the illustrations of Melvin Mayes available in Print and Digital editions.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities. We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketer at the Rail Yards Market and the Monte Vista Fire Station. Need help with your web presence and social media marketing? Click here to find out how we can help you!

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Week.ly: From the Mind, Memes and Musings of Hakim Bellamy

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Last week, I told you I’d try and spare you Señor Trump’s face (but never “that ass”). After reluctantly watching Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus’s staged Rom-Com at CPAC yesterday (Thursday) afternoon … I realized that I am, in fact, the opposition party (read: media). And here I was thinking that I was a constituent of the President doing my patriotic duty? Relentless pursuit of information and healthy critique of government and power so I can make the most informed decision possible when I go to the polls … right? At least that’s what JFK said … before “they” shot him.

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”

President John F. Kennedy

But in this new world where the polls are wrong and the news is fake, what’s fella to do…other
than meme it out. Because Americans don’t read books any more, so I’m over here trying to use
images laced with as few words as possible in an effort to instigate civic discourse … in hopes that you all do the same. Romantic, I know. Naive even. But sometimes, even as a poet I know words are inadequate … sometimes this shit writes itself … and you can’t make it up.
So I took a stab at a few less words last week. – hb

but then again … wordiness is all i know … and my pa told me to stick with what you are good at … so here is today’s #DebutMeme:

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And a few more from last week…because apparently this Administration is at a loss for … history … when it comes to iconic leaders during Black History Month.

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… and in other news …

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All the news that’s fit to meme, find my previous articles here
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Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy is Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. He is also a scholar, educator, musician, and poet. Community Publishing has published Hakim Bellamy’s Samuel’s Story, a multimedia children’s story featuring the music of DJ Flo Fader and the illustrations of Melvin Mayes available in Print and Digital editions.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities. We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketer at the Rail Yards Market and the Monte Vista Fire Station. Need help with your web presence and social media marketing? Click here to find out how we can help you!

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Week.ly: From the Mind, Memes and Musings of Hakim Bellamy

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Welcome to this Week.ly! After two weeks of Melissa McCarthy doppleganging Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway issuing a public apology to her boss, and the hiring of Rove-era GOP strategist Mike Duke for White House Communications Director … I felt like the debut meme of this week deserved a “Help Wanted sign. Because communicating (read: damage control) for Trump’s id is like three full-time jobs that no human could possible be equipped for.

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Also, this Week.ly we took a shot at the Grammys … for being so white, Kanye for being on

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“Grammy Probation” (not really but he was MIA) and Adele for being awesome and gracious…even though the Grammys are still so white. We gave Frederick Douglass some love on his birthday (formerly known as Valentine’s Day … #BlackLove). And in case you missed it, the National Security Adviser to the President stepped down after telegraphing our international policy moves to the Russians. No memes about the Soviet Submarine off the coast of Connecticut this week though … it’s hard to keep up. 😉 See you next week! – hb

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Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy is Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. He is also a scholar, educator, musician, and poet. Community Publishing has published Hakim Bellamy’s Samuel’s Story, a multimedia children’s story featuring the music of DJ Flo Fader and the illustrations of Melvin Mayes available in Print and Digital editions.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities. We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketer at the Rail Yards Market and the Monte Vista Fire Station. Need help with your web presence and social media marketing? Click here to find out how we can help you!

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Week.ly: From the Mind, Memes and Musings of Hakim Be

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This Week.ly I spent some time in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center for a citywide (Albuquerque) collective impact initiative to ensure that every child K-8 has access to a meaningful and sustained engagement with the arts throughout their educational journey. Arriving in D.C. on Monday, the same day that Democratic Congressmen and women were taking part in Muslim Ban Protests on the steps of the United States Supreme Court, I was immersed in the energy of our nation’s capital. I was 24-7 news in my hotel room, and when I wasn’t in my hotel room I was in conversations about how to ensure that the arts remain as a potential lifeline and career to Americans in the face of shifting national priorities.

Anything But Trump

So yeah, I didn’t have a lot of time to meme the early half of this week, but I think I made up for it in the past 24 hours. Facebook free, but focused as ever. Looking forward to meming about something besides Trump … but the first 100 days is like sweeps week, yo. Happy Black History Month. -hb
#ImConfused #Trumpnesia #MuslimBan #ReligiousFreedom #ExecutiveMortar #WeeklyUpdate #Weekly

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And from earlier this week…

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All the news that’s fit to meme
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Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy is Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. He is also a scholar, educator, musician, and poet. Community Publishing has published Hakim Bellamy’s Samuel’s Story, a multimedia children’s story featuring the music of DJ Flo Fader and the illustrations of Melvin Mayes available in Print and Digital editions.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities. We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketer at the Rail Yards Market and the Monte Vista Fire Station. Need help with your web presence and social media marketing? Click here to find out how we can help you!

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Week.ly Update: From the mind, memes and musings of Hakim Be

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Greetings Earthlings,

A month into a year-long hiatus and from Facebook and alcohol, I am tip toeing back into the shallow end of social media (read: human nature). No diss to those who make a living or a “meaning” on cyber space, but I needed a timeout. But alas, I’m still a smart ass and have lots of things to say about our current state of “politics” (if you can still call it that). And without my steady diet of one bottle of cheap wine and 7 – 10 status updates a day … I was in need of a different (read: abstract) and less addictive way to express myself. So, I’ve taken to meming … not to be confused with miming, which would please my detractors who wish nothing more than for me to shut up. But this visual-verbal hybrid form of satire and social commentary allows me to interpret the world around me out “loud” in short bursts of free speech. I fancy myself a political cartoonist, of sorts. One who can’t draw a lick, but I sure do know how to quickly source images on the Interwebs. It allows me to maintain my promise to myself, to win back some of my time (read: life) typically spent staring into the abyss of my Facebook screen…and use it to learn a language, an instrument or a new form of @#$% talking in cyberspace. The residual benefit is that I am no longer on the 25 hour (fake) news cycle, I pretty much get befuddled by news blurbs on the muted televisions at my Planet Fitness once a day, and then I practice the lost art of reading and looking up the facts behind the headlines. That typically, leads to some epiphany or flippant remark that becomes a meme…or as I like to call them, “provocations of democratic discourse.” Every healthy democracy needs a good dose of that!

“Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my myriad of employer(s) on any given day…” (#LifeOfAContractor) I mean really, in the age of Donald J. Trump…do we like ever have to use this disclaimer (with a straight face) again? I digress, which is why memes are effective … there’s no enough time or space to digress. So, each week, what you will get at Community Publishing is a recap of my favorite self-generated memes, as well as one brand new one in each Friday’s post. Then, all the folks who disagreed with me on Facebook can find their way here to … and we can rekindle our flame. I’ve missed you so this past month, no really. (blink, blink)

Speaking of Donnie J, here’s a brand new meme in light of his suggested 20% tariff on Mexican goods in order to reimburse taxpayers for the wall he promised Mexico would pay for; with some subtext of Mexico President Peña Nieto’s cancelled visit with the Commander-in-Cheet(o); with a little bit of Alec Baldwin, SNL and Trump’s compulsive disdain for China thrown in. See? That would have been at least three shared articles and a handful of Facebook posts … I consolidated. Just for you (and me).

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And a few of my other faves from last week (there were a handful of bad ones, I will spare you those).

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And one from the week before that…

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Hope you enjoy! – hb

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Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy is Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate. He is also a scholar, educator, musician, and poet. Community Publishing has published Hakim Bellamy’s Samuel’s Story, a multimedia children’s story featuring the music of DJ Flo Fader and the illustrations of Melvin Mayes available in Print and Digital editions.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities. We are proud to be a community partner and digital marketer at the Rail Yards Market and the Monte Vista Fire Station. Need help with your web presence and social media marketing? Click here to find out how we can help you!

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15 Minutes with Bernie Sanders

15 Minutes with Bernie Sanders

15 Minutes with Bernie Sanders by Alex Paramo

As the Author of From the Left Field Bleachers, my sports blog that begins with sports and examines social issues, you should know that I am unabashedly progressive. I have been since I became politically/ideologically conscious as an undergraduate at Queens College at the City University of New York (CUNY). In college I was exposed to the thinking of “radical” professors from the University of California system who migrated to CUNY because it was one of the few free public institutions left.

Shifting Radicals

15 Minutes with BernieI came to realize that these professors were not radical at all in their belief that public learning institutions should be of the highest quality and should be free to all, regardless of income. Another one of their so-called “radical” beliefs is that all the residents of our great country should have free access to quality health care. Also on their so-called radical list is the belief that no one should work a full-time job and not be able to feed themselves or their families.

I discovered that their “radical” beliefs/convictions/ideas were not “radical” and rather we based upon a principled belief in human rights. These ideas were based on the founding documents of the USA, the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Of course we know that all people are created equal and therefore should not have their basic unalienable rights impinged upon.

The Real Radicals

15 Minutes with Bernie SandersThe real radicals are those folks that believe that we all need to fend for ourselves regardless of circumstance. They believe that profits are more important than people. They believe that folks should not receive public assistance but corporations should. They believe that people should not be entitled to receive a living wage, while it is fine for corporations to hide their billions in foreign tax havens. They believe that people should have to navigate all kinds of obstacles to vote but reserve the rights for folks to walk in to a gun-show and purchase a military assault rifle without extensive back-ground checks. They say they believe in personal liberty but they do want the government to dictate what women do with their bodies. The real radicals are those who have been duped by the sociopaths that dominate our corporate and banking leadership positions into voting against their best interests.

Weekend at Bernie’s

15 Minutes with Bernie SandersI have been an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter for many years. I have admired his ideas/ideals from afar and have been exposed the Senator thanks to the Thom Hartmann show. Bernie Sanders came to New Mexico this past weekend and through a combination of dedication, perseverance, luck and a 9 year old little girl’s tears, myself and my little girl Marisol were able to meet Bernie and engage in a 12 person Q&A session with the Senator. Marisol asked him what he would do to alleviate the homelessness epidemic. He answered that he would create quality affordable housing and push through the living wage.

I always explain to Marisol that the movement is not about Bernie per se rather it is a movement to reclaim our basic human rights that begins with Bernie and will be fulfilled by her generation.  I decided not to ask him a question. I didn’t not ask him a question because in my heart I already knew the answer, and that is why I support Bernie and his movement, our movement.
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Alex Paramo Summer SolsticeAlex Paramo is a native New Yorker of Colombian descent. He is an Author and Co-Founder of Community Publishing. He currently resides in Albuquerque, NM. Read More about him here.

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Seeds of Kindness

Planting the Seeds of Kindness

Planting the Seeds of Kindness by Alex Paramo

As the Rail Yards Market’s 2nd Season comes closer to a close we reflect upon one of the many participants of the RYM that make it the wonderful event that it is: our Growers! Sunday, Oct 18 they celebrate the Harvest, focusing attention to the crucial service our local food growers play in our community. Here is a quick rundown of what they are doing:

STEAM Zones:

Planting KindnessIn the Live Art Zone the folks at Erda Gardens will have a presentation on how to make seed balls.

Also in the Children’s Zone, kids will participate in a seed matching game where the kids have seeds, produce and pictures of plants and the kids try to match them and find all three stages of growth for the same fruit or vegetable.

Main Stage entertainment will be lead by Doug Hoelbinger. Also the Tap City Kids of Albuquerque, Sazlar and Seth Hoffman with The Temporary Tattoos.

We have met many wonderful folks from all walks of life at the Rail yards Market. We hope that we have touched you the same way you all have touched us with your generosity, caring, support and friendship! I hope you join us in planting the seeds of kindness into all of our community members. See You Sunday!
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Alex Paramo Summer SolsticeAlex Paramo is a native New Yorker of Colombian descent. He is an Author and Co-Founder of Community Publishing. He currently resides in Albuquerque, NM. Read More about him here.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities.

NACA

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

On October 7, 2015 the Albuquerque City Council voted to declare Monday October 12 as Indigenous Peoples Day in Albuquerque. In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, the Rail Yards Market has programmed their arts zones accordingly. Here is a rundown:

 Children’s Zone

ButterflyThe folks from the Native American Community Academy (NACA) will lead the kiddos in Symmetrical Butterfly making. Butterflies are sacred and important to many Native tribes and to the Cherokee people they are very meaningful. The Cherokee have a traditional butterfly dance which is an expression of renewal, giving thanks for new seasons, new life, and new beginnings.

Symmetry is an integral part of Native American life because it represents balance ~ the incredible balance of the seasons, the sun, the moon the stars and the interdependency of all living things in our world. The balance required within relationships, and the balance of our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual sides of ourselves are equally important.

Live Arts

Kat D'AzorioStudents from NACA will be showing their work and demonstrating their techniques.

Also creating art will be Kat D’Orazio who will be demonstrating watercolor techniques including wet-on-wet, dry brush, and use of watercolor mediums and masking agents. Artworks will be in various stages of completion and she will be adding to them live in the STEAM Zone!

Main Stage

The entertainment at the Main Stage will be kicked off by some spoken word courtesy of Rosie Thunderchief. There will also be live music, poetry from NACA students and storytelling! For schedule details check out the Rail Yards Market website.

Giving thanks, being grateful for what you have, and giving back to the people and the earth is very important to indigenous people around the globe. Native tribes have customs and ceremonies revolving around giving back because they understand they can’t exist without balance. Please join the Rail Yards Market this Sunday, October 11 as they give back to their community! See You Sunday! 
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Alex Paramo Summer SolsticeAlex Paramo is a native New Yorker of Colombian descent. He is an Author and Co-Founder of Community Publishing. He currently resides in Albuquerque, NM. Read More about him here.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as Multimedia Books while promoting literacy in our communities.