From Staff Reports, Silver City Sun-News
Published 10:29 a.m. MT Sept. 24, 2020


“Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado” (Photo: Silver City Museum)

SILVER CITY – This October, the Silver City Museum combines literature, culture and entertainment to present a series of bilingual virtual readings — perfect to capture the imaginations of all ages with important lessons on diverse cultures and traditions.

Events kick off at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, with a reading of “Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado” in both English and Spanish by Cindy Provencio and Frances Vasquez of League of United Latin American Citizens (among their many individual pursuits). Writer Gloria Anzaldúa is a major Mexican American literary voice. Illustrator Consuelo Méndez is a noted Latin American artist. Both grew up in South Texas. In this, their first collaboration, they have captured not only the hardship of daily life on the border, but also the beauty of the landscape and the dignity and generosity of spirit that the Mexican Americans and the Mexican immigrants share. To register and attend, visit: or use Zoom meeting ID 893 1142 6928.

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“Bowwow Powwow” (Photo: Silver City Museum)

At 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, enjoy a reading of “Bowwow Powwow” in English and Spanish by Nena Benavidez, noted psychic investigator, and Kim Klassen, local pizzeria owner. Through the story, join Windy Girl, who is blessed with a vivid imagination. From Uncle, she gathers stories of long-ago traditions about dances and sharing and gratitude. Windy can tell such stories herself — about her dog, Itchy Boy, and the way he dances to request a treat and how he wriggles with joy in response to, well, just about everything. This playful story by Brenda Child is accompanied by a companion retelling in Ojibwe by Gordon Jourdain and brought to life by Jonathan Thunder’s vibrant dreamscapes. The result is a powwow tale for the ages. To register and attend, visit: or use Zoom meeting ID 862 4365 8751.

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