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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Albuquerque's International District Celebrates Name Change

Last week, NM Senate District 17 officially changed its name to the The International District upon passage of Senate Joint Memorial 24, sponsored by Sen. Tim Keller. On the morning of February 26th the Memorial was unanimously passed in the Senate. In the afternoon, folks gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate, meet with neighbors and feast on dishes representing the myriad of cultures that represent the District's diversity. Here's a glimpse:

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A companion measure, sponsored by Councilor Rey Garduno, was passed by the Albuquerque City Council on February 18. See my previous post.

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Click on images for larger versions. All photos by Mary Isabel Steele.

March 4, 2009 at 10:54 AM in Local Politics, Minority Issues, NM Legislature 2009 | Permalink

Comments

Great photos from this event.

By the way, on Thursday Mayor Marty will join Councilor Rey Garduño and the Neighborhood Associations to Celebrate the New "International District" at the Talin Market (on Central at Louisiana) at 10:45.

Posted by: Peter | Mar 4, 2009 8:27:08 PM