El Oro del Pueblo Lecture Series 

Water Rights 101

Do you own property in the South Valley? If so, this video is for you! We cover the history of water rights, current legal issues, and  how to declare and protect your water rights. Enjoy!

¿Tiene usted propiedad en el Valle Sur? Si eres propietario este video es para ti!  Cubrimos la historia de los derechos del agua, los problemas legales actuales y cómo declarar y proteger sus derechos de agua. ¡Disfrutar!

Presenter: Santiago Maestas

Date: March 21, 2021

AGRAM: A Survey Method for Guiding Traditional Agricultural Preservation

Adriana Villar presents the agricultural surveying method that she developed for her masters thesis in Community adn Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico in 2009. The Agricultural Rapid Appraisal Method (AGRAM) is a tool tailored to evaluate the multifaceted agriculture-related conditions in farming communities in New Mexico. This presentation provides an overview of the method and the results of a pilot study conducted through a collaboration with the Amigos Bravos organization and the Village of Pecos. 

Presenter: Adriana Villar

Date: November 18, 2020

Restorative Justice Practices

To be "restorative" means to believe that decisions are best made and conflicts are best resolved by those most directly involved in them. The movement seeks to develop good relationships and restore a sense of community in an increasingly disconnected world. This talk focuses on how we can implement these practices. 

Concept: Be your own superhero or own problem solver, as we all have that capacity. A part of the Restorative Justice Practices is finding your solutions as a community to your problems while working as a team.

Presenter: Cecil Baffuson France, LCSW-LSSW-MBA

Date: November 13, 2020