Press Coverage from Albuquerque Journal

Check out these two recent articles from the Albuquerque Journal, we appreciate them continuing to cover this topic…it’s not over!

‘Multicultural’ mural not dead yet
04/11/2021
https://www.abqjournal.com/2378699/multicultural-mural-not-dead-yet-ex-theres-still-hope-the-embattled-artwork-can-be-saved.html

How much would saving ‘Multicultural’ cost?
04/18/2021
https://www.abqjournal.com/2381094/how-much-would-saving-multicultural-cost-ex-we-need-to-know-the-potential-costs-and-options-for-a-restoration.html

These articles show the widespread support for the Mural as well as the nationwide problem of erasure via destroying culturally significant public art. With money set aside by a state rep. and the destruction of the mural being counter to the DCA’s stated mission of “preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state”, why are they not more engaged in this conversation? Why was a cost assessment not part of their initial process in deciding the Mural would be destroyed? What data do they actually have that was used to make that decision?

Here is how you can help:
1. Share these articles with your networks
2. Please contact your state reps and Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego at the State Cultural Affairs Department, you can find more info here: https://keepsantafemulticultural.org/get-involved/

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