COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AS EMPOWERMENT, ADVOCACY, AND ACTION, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 11 am – 2 pm, UNM – Center for the Arts lobby

On Saturday, October 10 UNM Art Museum will host a community gathering and discourse-driven event, where community members are invited to participate in conversations about the complex issues surrounding policing, civil rights, advocacy, healing and action. Focusing on the creative and constructive programs that many Albuquerque organizations and individuals have produced, this day will highlight the ways in which presenters proactively work to empower New Mexico citizens and develop initiatives that promote change from the ground up.

Inspired by collaborative presentation formats such as “World Café” and “Round Table’ discussions, attendees will sit down and intimately engage with different organizers to hear perspectives on policing, justice, and civic action as it relates to Albuquerque and New Mexico. Through this format we hope to create a space for dialogue, critical reflection, and community building.

Schedule of Events:

11 – 11:30 | Introduction to the Day — Kymberly Pinder, Dean of UNM College of Fine Arts & Sommer Smith of Media Desk

11:30 – 11:40 | Performance by Hakim Bellamy

11:40 – 12:40 | Conversations with presenters (rotating every 15 minutes for a new perspective / issue to be addressed)

12:40 – 1:00 | Break / Intermission (with 2nd performance by Hakim Bellamy)

1: 00 – 1:30 | Conversations with presenters

1:30 – 2:00 | Wrap up / larger discussion

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