Happy Birthday to Stephanie Gonzalez

Happy Birthday to politician and public servant Stephanie Gonzales, born on August 12, 1950 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Gonzales’ father emigrated from Mexico; her mother’s family has been in the state for over 400 years.  Gonzales graduated from the Loretto Academy for Girls in Santa Fe.  Gonzales has served in State Government for over 20 years, including two terms as Secretary of State (1991-1998). For more on New Mexico’s history of illustrious Latinx Secretaries of State, please visit the New Mexico State web site.

Happy Birthday to Paul Espinosa, Scholar and Songwriter

Happy Birthday to documentary film producer and anthropologist Paul Espinosa, born on August 8, 1950, in Alamosa, Colorado.  Espinosa earned a BA from Brown University and an MA and Ph D from Stanford.  He has created numerous award winning documentaries and films, funded by organizations such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford Foundation.  His work includes: “The Trail North”, “Ballad of an Unsung Hero”, and “The Lemon Grove Incident”, centering on civil rights struggles in the US.