ABOUT THE PROJECT
The goal of the CHART project (2021-2022) is to foster mutual understanding of values shared by individuals, organizations, and groups of diverse backgrounds in the city and county of Santa Fe/Oga Po’geh, New
Mexico. Ultimately, citizens who participate in the CHART process
will recommend forward-looking solutions to historic problems.
This is the beginning of an ongoing effort to learn and understand our complex histories and stories, and to promote truth, healing, and reconciliation for the Santa Fe/Oga Po’geh community.
CHART will unfold over 12 months of community engagement which will
include smaller and larger community gatherings,interviews, surveys,
a cultural history series, art activations, and an evaluation and a
recommendation process. Because truth,healing and reconciliation
is, by necessity, a continual, years-long process, CHART will build
on past and existing initiatives to nurture a strong foundation
for continuing work.
Our community participants will be Santa Feans of all backgrounds, ages,
races, ethnicities, and economic realities—meeting, talking, sharing
their stories, and creating together. Our outreach efforts will
emphasize those who have not had the opportunity to
engage, historically, in arts and culture initiatives.
As Artful Life launches the CHART (Culture, History, Art, Reconciliation,
Truth) project in Santa Fe/Oga Po’geh, we invite residents of the city
and county to join us in this collective undertaking.
We are deeply influenced by previous
and ongoing efforts toward reconciliation by a wide range of
organizations and initiatives. We also understand that this endeavor
is years-long and does not begin nor end with CHART.
We are especially inspired by thewords of the historic September 2018 city proclamation that resulted from one year of conversations between
the All Pueblo Council of Governors, Archdiocese of Santa Fe,
the Caballeros de Vargas, and the Santa Fe Fiesta Council.