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Honoring Adelina "Nina" Otero-Warren


We come to the last days of Women's History Month with a reminder that women have played an important role in, not only Santa Fe, but throughout New Mexico. One such woman was Adelina Otero-Warren, suffragette and activist for democracy. She used her

Spanish language to make change in the state during the early part of the 20th century.


Visit the New Mexico Humanities Council's website to read the full piece by Dr. Anna María Nogar, Associate Professor of Hispanic Southwest Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico.


While you are on the Humanities Council website check out the Historic Women's Markers Initiative and gather more information at https://www.nmhistoricwomen.org. Learn about those honored in Santa Fe County including Laura Gilpin, the Sisters of Charity, Mother Magdalen and Sisters of Loretto, Mary Cabot Wheelwright, and Amelia Elizabeth White.


Who are the women you know that played a part in Santa Fe's and New Mexico's history and supported the women who live here? Which one or more would you honor with a monument or memorial? Share here or go a step further and submit your idea for a monument or memorial by April 30, 2022 via the CHART Monumental Dreams and Conversations call for proposals here.


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