Upcoming Lifeways of the San Luis Valley

Linda Relyea
The Paw Print

Community members are invited to attend free lectures on the history, culture, and traditions of the San Luis Valley. The Lifeways of the San Luis Valley lectures begin at 6 p.m. in McDaniel Hall room 201. The lectures are sponsored by the Adams State University Title V Hilos Culturales.
February 25: “La Virgen de Guadalupe,” by Dennis Lopez, who received a bachelor’s and master’s from Adams State University and received his educational leadership certification from the University of Denver. Lopez taught at Alamosa High School and served in administration as athletic director, associate principal and as principal at AHS. He was an adjunct instructor for the Department of Teacher Education at Adams State and held administrative positions at the college, including Title V grant director and director of the Field Placement Office. He served as secondary principal at Sierra Grande Schools. Currently Lopez is a project supervisor for the San Luis Valley Mental Health Center Prevention Coalition in Alamosa County working to prevent substance abuse among the youth of the San Luis Valley community.
February 27: “Instaurator Ruinae: The Heroine’s Journey, Ranching in El Valle de San Luis,” by Sofia Marquez.
March 4: “Hispano Cultural Landscapes,” by Arnold Valdez;
March 18: “From Tepayac to Guadalupe,” by Rogelio Briones, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Adams State University. Briones worked at Adams State University before accepting a teaching position at Centennial School District, in San Luis, Colo. He is a member of La Sociedad Proteccion Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU) where he served as Presidente Superior for two terms from 2000 to 2004 and is currently president of Adobe De Oro, Concilio De Artes Inc. in Alamosa, Colorado.
March 20: “The Sacred Art of the Santero,” by Lawrence Gallegos.

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