April 7, 2014 University of New Mexico Albuquerque New Mexico
The panel discussion preceding the performance, The Local Reality of Cuatro Corridos, was moderated by Peter Gilbert.
Susan Tiano, Director Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico and Leading Scholar on Human Trafficking.
Peter Gilbert (moderator) University of New Mexico John Donald Robb Composer's Trust
Cuatro Corridos was the centerpiece of the 2014 John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium at the University of New Mexico. The opera was performed at 7:30 p.m. on April 7 at the newly restored South Broadway Cultural Center.
The symposium, organized by UNM Professor Karola Obermüller and composer Peter Gilbert was a multi-day event which included discussions on the music of our time and beyond that, the role of the arts in contemporary society. Obermüller and Gilbert created a remarkable coalition of academics, civic, cultural and governmental partners; we are indebted to them for the opportunity to bring Cuatro Corridos into a setting that sparked so much conversation. Partners included:
- Consulate of Mexico
- City of Albuquerque
- UNM College of Fine Arts
- UNM Latin American and Ibernian Institute
- UNM Feminist Research Institute
- UNM Department of Music
Spotlight on our Forum Partner
The Life Link Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Life Link’s Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative, located in Santa Fe, is New Mexico’s only comprehensive aftercare program for victims of human trafficking. Through partnerships with State government, law enforcement, community stakeholders, healthcare providers, and other interested crisis response, intensive case management, advocacy, benefit acquisition, mental health and substance abuse services, emergency and permanent supportive housing, trauma treatment, and linkage to additional community resources to assist them. The Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative team also provides consultation and training to law enforcement and behavioral health professionals on successful strategies for working with the population. The Life Link’s program has received referrals from around the country and is gaining a national reputation for development and implementation of a best-practices approach for working with human trafficking victims.groups. Read more