The Santa Fe New Mexican ran this piece by Daniel Chacon. The headline is bullshit, because this has nothing to do with “taking offence” and everything to do with standing up against a racist, historically inaccurate narrative.
Thursday, July 7 at 7pm at the UNM Bookstore in Albuquerque
Protest/rally/vigil honoring Alton Sterling (RIP) and condemning police brutality and the murder of countless Black men, women, children, and other minorities….
AND… Thursday, July 7 at 7pm at the Plaza in Santa Fe
Share in a moment of silence for the murder of Alton Sterling. Show solidarity for all people of color who have lost their lives to police violence.
A paper written by April Wang is getting a lot of buzz among SFPS educators right now. You will not want to miss it. It covers issue of bias against race and problems with equity in our district.
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama was the commencement speaker at Santa Fe Indian School’s 2016 graduation.
Since the word “gentrification” is on the lips of many New Mexicans now (due to the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project displacing some, negatively impacting many businesses, and possibly using funds designated for low-income communities, and Meow Wolf opening in Santa Fe), it’s time to talk about what the long-term effects of gentrification are and how to prevent the negative impacts.
February 19, 2016 marked the 74th anniversary of the beginning of the Japanese internment camps. Shortly following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the incarceration and forced relocation of 110,000 to 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who lived on the Pacific coast. Sixty-two percent of the internees were US citizens. Incarcerated without trial, they were forced to leave behind their families along with everything they knew and loved. The internment has been determined to have resulted more from racism in the West Coast rather than any military danger posed by Japanese Americans.
A community discussion on Monday, March 7 from 5 – 7pm at the Santa Fe Community Foundation
As a part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series, the Lannan Foundation brought Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor to Santa Fe. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is assistant professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She writes about Black politics, housing inequality and issues of race and class in the U.S.