Journey Santa Fe is proud to present Professor Correia who will discuss recent Police protests in Albuquerque. Correia has frequently lectured on alleged police brutality and blasted Alburquerque for a litany of perceived social ills. He recently led more than 20 protesters who stormed the office of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry over the city police's use of deadly force, which was the subject of a Federal Department of Justice probe. When police moved in, Correia was arrested and charged with felony battery on a police officer for allegedly shoving a member of the mayor's security detail during the incidient.
Since 2010, Albuquerque police have fatally shot 25 people, one of the highest police-involved death rates in the country.
Kevin Red Star is not only one of the most acclaimed Native American artists, but he is also a visual historian of his people, the Crow. His art celebrates, commemorates, and perpetuates the Crow culture.
Daniel Gibson and Kitty Leaken showcase the talents of Red Star in
this collection of artwork while also exploring his motivations. Red Star’s childhood on the reservation, his time at the Institute of American Indian Arts and San Francisco Art Institute, and his friends and family are all a part of his ever-evolving path of expression that makes his artwork so iconoclastic.
Daniel Gibson has worked as a freelance writer and editor for numerous publications,including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Cowboys & Indians. He served as editor of Native Peoples magazine for 12 years and as a columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican. He lives in Santa Fe.
Kitty Leaken creates documentaries that preserve art and culture of native peoples of the world. She has been the photographer for several books, including Contemporary Native American Artists. She is an official photographer for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) and lives in Santa Fe.