Benefit for Earthquake Relief for Mexico
October 3, 2017 - Dorene DiNaroThis Sunday, Oct. 8, the Division of Student Affairs and Vice President Eliseo “Cheo” Torres” are collaborating on a benefit concert to aid the relief efforts for the victims of the recent earthquake in Mexico.
“As many of you know a number of our students at The University of New Mexico come from the State of Morelos, Mexico, to earn a degree or participate in shorter programs—this earthquake impacted many of their families and friends,” Torres says.
The event is co-sponsored with the Hispanic Heritage Committee, Casa Barelas, Telemundo, Encuentro, and a number of musical groupsthrough two non-profit groups from Mexico, Culture Heals and Citizens Movement to Protect the Environment and runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Casa Barelas, 1024 4th Street SW in Albuquerque.
Participants will be treated to musical performances by La Bondad Nortena, El Trio Latino and several others, as well as food and other fun events.
“The community of Coatetlco, Morelos, most impacted by the earthquake, is made up of roughly 15,000 people who dedicate themselves to agriculture and ranching,” says Torres. “Our relationship with working with the State of Morelos dates back to over 20 years ago and it’s important for us to help if we can.”