Wildlands Network

On February 26 and 27, Wilderness Workshop and ACES hosted Wildlands Network biologists Myles Traphagen and Mirna Manteca to discuss the environmental impacts of President Trump's border wall. Here we present Myles' presentation at Carbondale Middle School. For Mirna's presentation, click here.

Wilderness Workshop

Bióloga Mirna Manteca Rodriguez de Wildlands Network fue invitada por Wilderness Workshop a dar una presentación en Carbondale y Aspen sobre su carera y los impactos ecológicos del muro fronterizo entre los Estados Unidos y México. Para escuchar su presentación en Carbondale el 26 de febrero, siga el enlace.

Wednesday Community Calendar

Feb 26, 2020
Wilderness Workshop

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, February 26th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library,  where community members will find a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like Wildlife, Wilderness and Communities: A View From Both Sides of the Border presented by Wilderness Workshop, click on the headline.

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Eleven years ago, Crystal Mariscal was living in a shelter with her four children. Today she is a city council woman, an award winning radioproducer, and a community organizer. Tune in as she describes how she overcame every challenge that life sent her way.

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Anayeli Espinoza was twelve when she and her parents and her brother tried to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. It would be the first of five tries for Anayeli. Hee, she describes her harrowing journey and the emotional price she had to pay. For the web exclusive second part of this interview, click here.

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Alex Sanchez is the new Executive Director of Valley Settlement Project. Here, he talks about the project, his childhood in Mexico and his journey to the Roaring Fork Valley as a young boy.

Rev. Shawna Foster, minister for the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church in Carbondale, recently traveled to the U.S. Mexico Border to greet the caravan of asylum seekers coming from Central America. Maeve Conran of KGNU spoke with Shawna from Tijuana last week. Shawna and other Roaring Fork Valley locals will speak about traveling to the U.S. Mexico Border in support of the migrant caravan at the Third Street Center on Tuesday, December 18, at 6pm.

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Francisco Nevarez Burgueño is the Director of the Folklorico Dance Program at Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Here he shares about his love of dance and his journey from the mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico to New York City and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Dawn Dexter

Former Carbondale residents Ellie Davis and Dawn Dexter recenty returned from the U.S. Mexico border. They shared stories from the journey with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. Resources for helping refugees are available here.

Pachamama Fair Trade

Stephanie Syson meets an inspired group of farmers from Pachamama Fair Trade in Tecate, Mexico working to connect the North and South via sustainable food and permaculture practices.

Tess Freeman

CRMS alumna and Fulbright scholar Kelsey Freeman returns to the Roaring Fork Valley from Mexico to talk about her experience studying the humanitarian impacts of US immigration policy. Kelsey presents at the CRMS barn tonight, January 9, at 7pm. Tess Freeman, professional photographer and sister to Kelsey, will also present her photos taken during Kelsey's scholarship.