The project is a youth-centered, community-based public history and storytelling program intended for Antonito-area youth to actively engage in local history and culture as a pathway for youth leadership, civic engagement, and community cohesion.
As part of this memory project, youth from Antonito engaged with fellow community members to collect oral histories and stories about the history and experiences of their community. These stories were then compiled with youth reflections into a short documentary to share with the community.
Listen to the poems of two youth community members reflecting on their experiences in the Antonito community. Thank you to Albuquerque Poet Laureates Jessica Helen Lopez and Manuel González for guiding the process.