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Return of the Corn Mothers: Inspiring Women of the Southwest

Join in the rich tradition of honoring Southwest women at this public event. Open to all, this celebration includes light food, entertainment, and the induction of 22 women to the Corn Mothers family. Enjoy the newly installed Corn Mothers exhibition at the History Colorado Center, share in an intergenerational gathering, and honor the unsung heroes of the community.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to Marissa Volpe at Marissa.Volpe@state.co.us.

22 Women of 2022
Ellen Alires-Trujillo / Batkhishig Batochir (Baja) / Genevieve Canales / Alicia Cardenas / Tina Cartagena / Connie Margaret Coca / Juliana Aragon Fatula / Karen D. Gonzales / Norma Johnson / Elena Holly Klaver / Lucha Aztzin Martinez de Luna / Deborah Martinez Martinez / Jennifer McBride / Laura Naranjo / Adriene Norris / Sandra Ortega / Erica Padilla / Jo Elizabeth Pinto / Shirley Romero / Evangeline Sena / Marge Taniwaki/ Jeanette Trujillo

The Corn Mothers exhibition is part of a larger series of Corn Mothers exhibitions that over the years have documented the stories and portraits of 70 multi-cultural women from the Southwest and their cultural roots.

Return of the Corn Mothers marks a three-year effort to honor twenty-two new Corn Mothers in 2022. What began in 2007 with a small grant from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute and eight local women, has now expanded to include more than seventy women. Join in the rich tradition of honoring Southwest women through this revitalized exhibit. Share in an intergenerational gathering and honor the unsung heroes of the community, and celebrate the induction of 22 women to the Corn Mothers family

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Return of the Corn Mothers


October 21, 2022
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203 United States
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