Another round of amazing individuals were honored June 12th, and added to the Santa Fe Living Treasure’s community.
Adelina Ortiz de Hill, a Santa Fe native, is an artist, social activist and mother of six children. Adelina was a key figure in public health services for the elderly. She also helped start the first hospice center in Santa Fe. Her paintings are shown in museums and galleries. Inspired to save and share her history, and the history of other New Mexicans, she recently co-founded Voces de Santa Fe.
Leah Bell Kellogg, passed away right before our ceremony. Her contribution to our community also came in the form of activism, helping to found two Jewish temples in Santa Fe, the Rape Crisis Center and new jail, to hundreds of editorials to the New Mexican. She also swam with the Synchronettes and tap danced with the Scarlet Ladies.
Agnes Gomez Moses & Bob Moses are community activists for social justice and human rights â€“Â working passionately through education, outreach, and political action. Bob and Agnes were instrumental in organizing the Family Justice Campaign, owrking to pass the ban on bias-based policing and the ban on the Death Penalty in 2009. They are supporters of the NM Department of Peace Initiative that teaches the message of non-violence
Once again, it’s an honor for me to be part of the Living Treasure’s committee, and to be able to meet and photograph the people who work to make our community better for everyone. To learn more about Santa Fe Living Treasures, visit The Santa Fe Living Treasure’s Website!