#FreePeltier2016 Student Day of Action

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Join us for two events to #FreePeltier2016.

  • Students and community stand out to demand clemency for Leonard Peltier on Saturday, February 27 at 2pm at the UNM Bookstore. 
  • To learn more about Leonard Peltier, there will be a screening of “Incident at Oglala” and a letter-writing event on Friday, February 19 at 5:30pm at the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center.

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Appreciation versus Appropriation

Appropriation versus appreciation is a difficult topic to discuss or even understand. It seems everyone places their line of distinction in a different place. I’ve read and written a lot about this in relation to Native American cultures. But, it is a concept that needs to be considered when looking at art by, inspired by, and stolen from any indigenous or oppressed culture.

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Why ‘Colorblindness’ Contributes to Racism Instead of Solves It

These 7 examples are from a post by Jon Greenberg on Every Day Feminism in February 2015. Other information quoted here came from a 2011 article in Psychology Today by Monnica T Williams.

What is “Colorblindness”?

On the surface, many statements of colorblindness look like they come from a good place, as if the person is trying to take MLK’s words to heart. “People are just people.” “I don’t see color.” “We’re all just human.” “Character, not color, is what counts with me.” Colorblindness is the “racial ideology that posits the best way to end discrimination is by treating individuals as equally as possible, without regard to race, culture, or ethnicity.” (Monnica T Williams)

But, colorblindness is an example of being non-racist versus anti-racist. It is a way to avoid the difficult conversation of race. It comes from a place of privilege. Colorblindness has “helped make race into a taboo topic.” (Monnica T Williams)

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Albuquerque March and Rally to Unite Against Hate!

February 21, 2016 at 2pm at Civic Plaza, Albuquerque

Presented by ABQ United Front Against Hate

#AlbuquerqueStandsUpAgainstHate

JOIN TOGETHER TO DEMAND:

  • Stop the hate! Stop the violence! We are all together!
  • Let’s stand together with our Muslim and Arab American neighbors!
  • Let’s stand together with immigrant workers and families!
  • Let’s stand together with the Black community fighting for justice!
  • Let’s stand together with refugee communities!
  • Let’s stand together with women who only want access to reproductive healthcare!
  • NO to racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQ violence! Defend those that are under attack!

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