Sponsored by AFSC-NM, the entrega or procession of San Ysidro y Maria de la Cabeza took place on May 18th in Albuquerque’s historic South Valley neighborhood. Devoted to the church and enduring farmers, San Ysidro and his wife Maria are sainted in the Catholic tradition as the guardians of rain and waterways nourishing spring plantings. This year’s blessing ceremony was featured in the Albuquerque Journal on May 19, 2013. http://www.abqjournal.com/main/200825/news/headline-320.html
The ancient annual procession and blessing of San Ysidro y Santa María de la Cabeza will commence at 10am, on Saturday, May 18th at the corner of Isleta and Arenal, SW. Prayers to these traditional guardians of rain, water, and farmers will take place at La Plazita Farm, the procession's end, found at the corner of Arenal and Lopez, SW. Call 505-842-7343 for more information. Please bring seeds if you wish to participate in an exchange.
A film presentation. The war over your water is about to begin.
This is the fourth film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, concerning water privatization vs. the public good, desertification, waste and contamination, plus what we can do about it.
Filmmaker Sam Bozzo has given us a real eye-opener, calling attention to a looming crisis we seldom think about. We’re bombarded by information on climate change and energy consumption, but our U.S. news media says little concerning the world's emerging water crisis.
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