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The Seeds of Rural Resilience: A Summit on Community Food Sovereignty and Regenerative Agriculture

We invite all Rural Coalition members, farmers, ranchers, agency partners, and our friends working toward sustainable agriculture to explore how contemporary approaches to such challenges as climate change, sustainable livestock, local food, organic agriculture, fisheries, food safety, and drought intersect with holistic models emerging in rural communities around community food sovereignty and regenerative agriculture. Our Seeds of Rural Resilience Summit, hosted by the Town of Atrisco Land Grant, a traditional, selfgoverning farm and ranch community, will emphasize innovation, collaboration, and intergenerational knowledge transfer. We will explore how historical and traditional knowledge related to regenerative agricultural practices, especially acequia culture, land tenure, and conservation, relate to farm programs or could inform program adjustments and changes to secure more holistic and durable results. South Valley Multi-purpose Senior Center
2008 Larrazolo Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

May Day “Rise Up ABQ” rally

On May 1st, hundreds in our communities will not work, will not go to school, and will not make purchases to show our community, political and economic power and will attend our RiseUp ABQ! rally. Our country cannot move forward without our immigrant neighbors! Click here to see our Facebook event. Click here to see our flyers in English
Click here to see our flyers in Spanish

People’s Climate March Las Cruces

Climate change and mass extinction are defining environmental challenges of our time. We must make major systematic changes to our energy and production systems, and governmental bodies are not acting fast enough. We need a massive grassroots effort, and we need it now. Rally and march in solidarity with protests across the country on April 29, as part of the People’s Climate March. Meet at 10am at Albert Johnson park (Picacho/Main, in front of Branigan Library), then march down Water Street.

Art build for People’s Climate March

Help make art for the People’s Climate March in Las Cruces! We will provide sign-making materials and other art supplies, and you are invited to bring your own. Come for any amount of time between 4pm and 8pm.

Legislative Town Hall w Rep. Liz Thomson & Sen. Bill Tallman

Staying in touch with my constituents is crucial when it comes to doing my job as your State Representative, that’s why I am holding my second Town Hall of 2017 to talk about the legislation we worked on during this year’s session and to hear your thoughts on the issues and challenges facing our community. Please join me and special guest State Senator Bill Tallman on Wednesday, April 26th. Full details are below:

Legislative Town Hall
with Representative Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson
& Senator Bill Tallman
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jeanne Bellamah Community Center
11516 Summer Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

I value your input and would love to hear from you. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. I look forward to meeting you and discussing our community’s needs.

Climate Reality Project with Dr. Patricia Hoffman

Dr. Patricia Hoffman, professor of sociology at New Mexico State University, will present Al Gore’s climate change slideshow at SWEC on Tuesday, Aril 25, at 7pm. This is the famous slideshow that the former Vice President turned into the movie An Inconvenient Truth, which helped make the climate movement mainstream. Dr. Hoffman is one of the thousands of trained individuals around the world qualified to give the presentation. Brush up on the science of climate change and stick around for Q&A. Dr. Hoffman has a Ph.D. in Sociology and teaches Environmental Sociology at NMSU.

5 Big Ways Trump’s Government Shutdown Will Impact New Mexico on Day 1

President Donald Trump wants his 100th day in office to be memorable.  That milestone comes this weekend, but it might not be memorable for the reasons he wants.

Funding for the Federal government ends on Friday and Trump is demanding that Congress pass a budget extension to fund two key campaign promises: building a border wall and billions in new military spending at the expense of state department and domestic programs.

Sierra Club: A Training for Action – If We Organize, We Win

En Español Abajo
A Training for Action – If We Organize, We Win
Strategy, Tactics, Solidarity and Issues
Register to Participate Here

 

The Training For Action is a community-generated, volunteer-organized, afternoon event designed to build capacity for emerging and seasoned activists alike. We’ll open the event with registration, a grab and go lunch, and speakers. Then there will be numerous workshops offered by sponsoring organizations and individual trainers.  We’ll close with a fiesta with free food and music.  In addition to food, we’ll also offer at no cost both childcare and Spanish-language interpretation throughout the event.  Please share the event in Facebook. We’ll have workshops in four learning areas:
1. Building Winning Strategies
2.

Earth Fest by La Montañita Co-Op

Join us behind our Nob Hill store on Silver Ave. where you can check out hundreds of local vendors, social and economic justice organizations, environmental advocacy groups, performers and, of course, La Montañita’s delicious deli foods! For more information please visit: http://lamontanita.coop/earthfest2017/

March for Science: ABQ

Join us at the Civic Plaza at 2pm for a unique day of science advocacy in conjunction with an Earth Day celebration on April 22nd, 2017. The rally will kick off promptly at 2pm with a speech from Councilor Gibson from the City of Albuquerque. During the rally, there will be food trucks and vendors. One area for the Plaza is designated as a “Kids Area” and Explora! will have several tables set up with fun activities for adults and children, so the March for Science Albuquerque is promoting participation from all age groups.