SFCC and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe will cohost a United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony

 10:30 a.m. Tuesday October 25 in the Jemez Rooms on campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
Poet Donald Levering to speak

What:   Santa Fe Community College and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe will cohost U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Naturalization Ceremony                             

Who:  25 applicants from the following countries: Canada, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, and the United Kingdom                              

When:  10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 25                   

Where: Jemez Rooms on Santa Fe Community College Campus, 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508                               

Cost:  Free and open to the community                 

Of Note: This is always a well-attended ceremony with great opportunities for interviews and photographs.

 Guest speaker:  Poet Donald Levering

Donald Levering has been known in the Santa Fe poetry community for more than 40 years reading his poetry and conducting writing workshops. He has published 16 books of poetry and has garnered a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and other honors. His work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” podcast. Levering retired from New Mexico state government as a Human Services Department bureau chief. He has lived and taught English on the Diné reservation. His volunteer work extends from letter writing for Amnesty International to species’ preservation projects with Earthwatch and Enkosini to meal delivery for Santa Fe’s Kitchen Angels. Since 2017, Levering has tutored citizenship applicants with Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe.


For more information contact: Amanda Rivera de Garcia, SFCC ESL (English as a Second Language) Literacy Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, 505-428-1167, amanda.riveradegarci@sfcc.edu.

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