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Showing Love for Our Members
Lucia is selected as a Kairos Fellow for 2017
Long-time member Lucia Martinez was selected to be a 2017 Kairos Fellow. The Kairos fellowship is a year-long on-the-job training program for emerging digital campaigners of color. This fellowship addresses racial disparity in the digital movement and creates tech-savvy campaigners of color.
Kwetz performs in the Solving for X: The Education Project
Member Kwetspallin Mexika performed in the play Solving for X, a new bilingual play exploring educational equity, inspired by interviews, research, and theatrical experimentation. The play ran through February at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Way to go, Kwetz!
Jordan is starting her Master’s Program in Media Studies at The New School in New York City
Member Jordan Unverzagt was accepted into a Master's Program for Media Studies at The New School, located in New York City.
Gisela presents on her internship at Generation Justice
This month, GJ intern Gisela Loya, presented about her GJ internship experience at South Valley Academy. Earlier in the month, Gisela also made the Honor Roll.
Keeping our Histories Alive! #GJCultureStrong
campaign was presented at the 2017 Legislative session in support of SB 219, sponsored by Senator Linda Lopez. The bill adds ethnic studies to the required public school subject areas in grades four through eight.
The videos we produced during our #GJCultureStrong campaign provided powerful testimonials in support of the ethnic studies classes. These stories helped the bill to clear the Senate Chamber and the first House Committee.
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Last year, we documented the work and the story of the Bernalillo County Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities committee. This committee is part of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative in New Mexico focused on developing community-based solutions to reduce the racial disparities that exist in our juvenile justice system. After several months of filming and editing, we released three videos sharing how the committee came together, the relationships they are building, and the work that is currently happening.
This month, the videos have been widely promoted and shared by both local and national organizations with positive reception, including Together for Brothers and the Annie E. Casy Foundation. Check out the videos on our website here.
Two Years Since the Net Neutrality Victory
This month, the national media advocacy organization FreePress partnered with the Center for Media Justice to organize a coalition of Racial Justice leaders and Open Internet champions to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Net Neutrality ruling. Speakers included Rep. Maxine Waters and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who both promised to keep fighting for Net Neutrality, which currently is threatened under new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai. The event was streamed on Facebook Live.
The Resistance Headlines
With all that is happening under the new administration, it is important to stay aware and vigilant. Here at GJ we like to find every way to feel empowered. We know Resistance works.
This month, we started our new weekly segment, “The Resistance Headlines” pulled together by Kazu Haga and Roberta Rael. Click here to check it out and be sure to tune in to our radio show every Sunday at 7pm to stay up to date.
You can also listen to our podcast on iTunes. Click here to subscribe and leave us a review!
"We have to look at the bigger picture."
This month, GJ Fellow Pauly Denetclaw sat down with Dr. Bernadine Hernandez to talk about border and immigration policies in the United States.
Dr. Hernandez is an Assistant Professor of American Literary Studies at UNM. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on the intersection of American literary production, Chicana feminism, and critical gender and sexuality studies.
During this Facebook Live interview, Dr. Hernandez gives us a detailed breakdown and timeline of immigration policy in the United States with amazing insights. The interview is available on our Facebook page here.