| Aug 12
My study abroad program lasted about two weeks and took place in Mexico City.
The program — called Camera, Culture and Coyoacán: Framing the Urban Landscape in Mexico City and La Luna, La Virgen y La Frida — was led by University of New Mexico Staff Jaelyn DeMaria and Roberto Rosales with members from Instituto Legal.
From the beginning of the program I learned about some of the deep, coexisting histories and cultures imbedded with the land. I learned about how, for thousands of years, the maguey agave plant — a native species to Mexico — has been used for sewing, medicine and making beverages.