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Hispanic Heritage Month: Lecture by Dr. Rocky Romero

  • 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • NNMC Boardroom

Join Northern's Office of Equity and Diversity and Student Life for a lecture in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by Dr. Rocky Romero on October 22 from 2 - 3:15 p.m. in the glass room on the 2nd Floor of the Ben Lujan Library. Refreshments will be served.


Dr. Romero will deliver a lecture on "Discourse, Power, and the Language of Racism: The Establishment of the Racial Contract in New Mexico." In his lecture, Dr. Romero will explain how unearned power vis-a-vis language was used to establish legal discourse that set precedence for a colonial order that coded people of color as racially inferior groups in New Mexico. He argues that these historic uses of language still have political, socio-economic, and educational ramifications for contemporary Hispanic New Mexicans that we must address for systemic changed.


Dr. Rocky Romero, LMSW is a graduate of Northern New Mexico College and NM Highlands University. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of New Mexico in Language, Literacy and Socio-cultural Studies in 2016. He works to provide culturally appropriate treatment while focusing on health disparities and access for health and mental health care in New Mexico for people of color.


For more information, call the Office of Equity and Diversity at (505) 747-5448 or email OED@nnmc.edu.

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