Wed, Nov 10|
Collected Works Bookstore
Dede Feldman, Ten More Doors, Politics and the Path to Change
Dede will be in conversation with Stephanie Garcia Richards, New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands. “During these challenging times, it’s hard to find the inspiration and hope we need to keep knocking on doors, to keep working for change in whatever way we can..."
Date, Time & Location
Nov 10, 2021, 6:00 PM MST
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
If you plan to join us in-store, we will be taking COVID precautions - masks will be required for the duration of the program and seating will be spaced accordingly. We will be simultaneously live Zooming our events for those out of town or who would prefer it. You can register to watch it here on Zoom.
Order signed copies of Ten More Doors from CW by calling the store at (505) 988-4226
For anyone who wants to make political change, start a campaign, advance a cause or just stay in the fight, former Senator Dede Feldman’s memoir, Ten More Doors, charts an inspirational path. Arriving in New Mexico a stranger in 1975, Dede’s path to change takes her through alternative newspapers, adobe construction, women’s campaigns and heated grassroots politics. Door-to-door, she learns the wisdom of the street in Albuquerque’s North Valley, where matanzas and sweathouses reveal an eclectic mix of old and new, Hispanic and Anglo. Once inside the legislature, she takes on the big issues amid conflict and corruption, developing the grit to persist in a long game that lasts beyond the Santa Fe Roundhouse.
Dede’s honest—and sometimes hilarious—account of neighborhood encounters, wins and losses holds lessons for activists, journalists, aspiring candidates and ordinary citizens on the path to political change. Her memoir—and her life— shows us how the path is never straight, and it calls on all of us to make a difference, starting at ground level, door by door.
About the Author
Dede Feldman spent 16 years in the New Mexico Senate where she was a champion of democracy, healthcare and consumer reforms. A former journalist and teacher, she is the author of two other books, Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens and Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico. Both have won state and national awards. She holds a BA and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a political commentator and a non-profit consultant in Albuquerque. She arrived in New Mexico in 1975, settling in the North Valley of Albuquerque, where she still lives in a pioneering solar adobe home she and her husband built in 1976.