Building community through art with Anthony Garcia

Spur of the Moment: Episode 12
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Anthony Garcia Sr. is Executive Director of The Birdseed Collective, a Denver organization serving the Globeville neighborhood – where Anthony grew up – as well as surrounding north Denver communities. Anthony is also a mural and graffiti artist and will create a water-themed mural as part of the Hydro building at CSU Spur.

In this episode of Spur of the Moment, Anthony talks about his work through Birdseed Collective, which connects community members with art, music, and civic projects and fills a variety of other needs, including regular food distribution.

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BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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