Storyteller Series #4: "Police Brutality in Burque: A Legacy of Resistance"

storytelling series 4Join us for "Police Brutality in Burque: A Legacy of Resistance", the 4th installment of our "Storyteller Series", where we will examine Albuquerque's history of organizing and activism around police violence in the city. This Storyteller event will feature a panel of organizers and activists that have been working on police issues in Albuquerque and New Mexico for decades. We hope this historical context will help guide us as Burqueños search for ways to hold our police accountable for violence perpetrated in our streets.

Food Justice Meeting

Food Justice Policy Meeting - Wednesday, April 30th @ 5:30 PM - SWOP Offices 211 10th St. SW.

Please join us for dinner and a conversation about SWOP’s food justice policy work, including recent victories and projects on the horizon. Specifically, we're looking to build a coalition to work on a proposal to the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and Albuquerque Public Schools that would ask for 1% of all food purchasing budgets to be set aside for purchasing from local producers. Albuquerque Public Schools is the largest purchaser of food in the state of New Mexico, and just 1% of their general purchasing budget could help establish a secure market for farmers.  As we continue to work with farmers and food insecure communities along the Rio Grande we have identified a need for inclusive policy such as these. Former State Senator Eric Griego will be joining us to help strategize and help answer questions folks might have along the way about the 1% Procurement Proposal. Dinner will be served.

Nuestra Elección

nuestra eleccionNuestra Elección starts now! SWOP's Nuestra Elección campaign will engage, educate and empower Albuquerque’s Latino, Chicano and Hispano  youth to uplift their voices and impact our government. By registering our young people to vote, we can build an electorate that better represents our communities and our social justice values. Our Voter Registration Agents are out in the city now, so keep an eye out and help make 2014 Nuestra Elección! Click the banner to register to vote!:

Save the Date: Tierra del Soul

tds mockWe are excited to announce that the 2014 Tierra del Soul: Fiestas de Chile y Arte will be held on Saturday, September 27th. We will release more details soon, but for now we hope you visit our artist registration and sponsor registration pages.

Air Quality Board fails San Jose residents

"It's real easy to talk about all these economic costs," said SWOP organizer Juan Reynosa. "Go look at these communities and see what the actual cost is to the community."
Read more from KOAT's report on last week's Air Quality Board meeting. Although the Board acknowledged the problems and intersection of environmental pollution and social justice, they ultimately declined to hold a hearing to consider our ordinance to study the cumulative impacts of air pollution in Albuquerque.

Sign the petition in support of clean air for Albuquerque

Storyteller Series #4: "Police Brutality in Burque: A Legacy of Resistance"

storytelling series 4Join us for "Police Brutality in Burque: A Legacy of Resistance", the 4th installment of our "Storyteller Series", where we will examine Albuquerque's history of organizing and activism around police violence in the city. This Storyteller event will feature a panel of organizers and activists that have been working on police issues in Albuquerque and New Mexico for decades. We hope this historical context will help guide us as Burqueños search for ways to hold our police accountable for violence perpetrated in our streets.
Come/Unity Yoga

Come/Unity Yoga

leaf2Come/Unity Yoga at The Source every Saturday morning 8-9 AM with some old school jams! All ages, all levels, all good! Pay what you can if you have it :) Beginners welcome! Wear comfy clothes and bring your own mat if you have one.

Come/Unity Yoga will return to the International District Community Garden in April.

Sign the Petition: Clean Air for Albuquerque

Our families deserve clean air.

Air pollution from multiple sources creates what are called cumulative impacts.  For instance, your neighborhood could experience pollution all at once from refineries, diesel trains and trucks, and chemical companies.  Such pollution from multiple sources can impact your community’s health and quality of life.

Sign the petition and support cleaner air in Albuquerque