Generation Justice (GJ) is the premiere, award-winning youth media project in New Mexico. GJ trains 13-25 year olds to harness the power of media and give rise to stories of hope.

First the Good News--Member Updates

A Radically Different Media Landscape

George Luna Pena, our former Special Projects Coordinator, published a beautiful article about Generation Justice and how it is linked to his vision for a new media landscape in 2040. Here is an excerpt:

 "Generation Justice provides young Indigenous and people of color with critical leadership training. We cannot expect a media landscape rooted in justice without centering the leadership of young Indigenous and people of color."
Thank you, George!

Pauly receives NAJA Scholarship

Senior fellow, Pauly Denetclaw, received a scholarship from the Native American Journalist Association to continue her education and further her skills as a journalist.

Congratulations Pauly!

Luna Co-producing Upcoming Documentary - “Hermanas en Ruedas”

Long-term Generation Justice member Luna Olavarria Gallegos just returned from Cuba while co-producing a documentary called “Hermanas en Ruedas”. The film follows the stories of young women in the underground skate culture in Havana, Cuba. The members of Hermanas en Ruedas seek to find their paths in a subculture that is not only male-dominated but completely underground. Way to go, Luna! The film is set to release in the Winter of 2017 in Havana, Cuba. Watch the trailer here.

Nicole Accepted as a Semi-Finalist for the Fulbright Program

Generation Justice member Nicole Baty has been accepted as a semi-finalist for the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program. The program places grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction in the classrooms.

Congratulations Nicole!

Jonquilyn Starts New Job at 1A

Long-term Generation Justice member Jonquilyn Hill recently accepted a radio producer position for “1A”, a WAMU 88.5 FM public affairs program in Washington D.C. also distributed by NPR.  “1A”  features engaging conversations, perspectives, and insights on major issues unfolding in America and around the world.

Way to go, Jonquilyn!

Jason Starting as Assistant Editor at WTOP 103.5FM

2013 Fellow Jason Fuller accepted the newsroom assistant editor and operations assistant for WTOP 103.5 FM, a renown radio station covering the latest news, traffic, and weather forecasts in the Washington, D.C. region.

Congratulations Jason!


GJ Fam, be sure to share your good news with us… We love that you can be the good news we offer to our community.

How did you spend Inauguration evening? We Honored 4 of Our Giants

This month Generation Justice dedicated a night to showcasing some of our community giants--Roberto Chene, Mary Dudley, Arturo Sandoval, Judge John Romero--in four multimedia profiles produced by the GJ Journalism Fellows Pauly Denetclaw, Christina Rodriguez, Kateri Zuni, and Tamara Colaque. Thank you to the WK Kellogg Foundation and McCune foundation for funding this event.

We invite you to view our multimedia stories and listen to the speeches from our guests of honor here.  

Waking Up Our Community

GJ was invited to provide a workshop on digital security (Electronically Woke” for the UNM Center for Community Engagement fifth annual symposium.

Generation Justice (GJ) Director Roberta Rael and GJ fellow Christina Rodriguez  presented and introduced participants to Signal, a free mobile app which encrypts your text messages and helps protect you from digital surveillance.

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Albuquerque was one of the several cities nationwide to participate in the historic Women’s March on Washington. Generation Justice youth producers and staff marched in solidarity with millions of others across the nation in support of women’s rights. One of our youth producers, Jonathon Alonzo, live streamed the march and rally.

The video has over 5,000 views, 102 likes and was shared 93 times.

Thank you, Jonathon, for sharing this event with our community!  Great Job Jonathon!!!

What We Shared: On-Air in January

In January, Generation Justice produced four stellar radio programs. We started off the new year by showcasing our best radio segments of 2016. It features poets, community organizers and so many others. Listen to it here.    

On the 8th of January, we honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with a program all about his legacy and the beautiful work he did to make America a more equitable country.

Toward the middle of the month, the New Mexico state legislature went into session. So, GJ talked with Senator Linda Lopez and Representative Christine Trujillo about how a $600 million budget deficit will have an impact on Behavioral Healthcare and Education. The podcast is available here.

After the Inauguration, GJ wanted to celebrate resistance and resiliency with a music show. If you want to listen to some uplifting, powerful songs, we have it for you right here.  

You can also listen to our podcast on iTunes. Be sure to subscribe and rate!

This Year, We Will Continue to Be Resilient

Look out later this year for our new digital campaign, The State of Resiliency, which addresses New Mexico’s health disparities through a lens of empowerment and commitment our state. We are expecting to launch the campaign in April!

Thank you Con Alma for funding this project!





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