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MASTER GARDENERS OFFER PRUNING WORKSHOP

Sandoval County Master Gardeners will offer a “Pruning Your Garden” workshop March 11 from 1 to 5 pm at the Sabana Grande Recreation Center, 4110 Sabana Grande Blvd., Río Rancho.   Judy Jacobs, Lifetime Sandoval County Master Gardener and Elizabeth Gardner, Sandoval County Master Gardener and Certified Arborist will help the home gardener learn how and when to prune home garden plants and trees.  Learn to prune fruit trees and small fruits, conifers, roses, shrubs, and perennials.

“The importance of proper pruning is critical to the health of woody plants and trees,” said Sandoval County Agriculture/Horticulture Agent Lynda Garvin.

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Food and Farms Day at the New Mexico Legislature Monday, Feb. 20

Spring is still a few weeks away but Project Feed the Hood and our Food Justice initiatives are already in high gear! There are a few places where you can engage with this work, and first up is the 5th Annual New Mexico Food & Farms Day and New Mexico School Nutrition Day. If you would like to travel up to Santa Fe with us on Monday, please meet at the SWOP Office at 211 10th St. SW by 7:30 AM, and expect to be back in Albuquerque by 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.

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Journey Santa Fe: Former Activist Mark Rudd

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

February 12, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

A Conversation with former Political SDS Activist Mark Rudd – In Remembrance of Tom Hayden and a Look at Progressive Movement in New Mexico. Journey Host: Alan Webber

Mark will present a short More >

National and Local Legal Organizations Endorse Santa Fe Resolution that Strengthens Policies for Immigrants

SANTA FE, NM-On Saturday, Somos Un Pueblo Unido announced several key endorsements from national and local legal organizations for a proposed city council resolution that reaffirms Santa Fe’s non-discrimination policies towards immigrants and tht creates a broad confidentiality policy to protect the sensitive personal information of all its residents.

In the wake of President Trump’s orders to launch deportation raids across the country and to coerce local governments into aiding in the enforcement of federal immigration laws, several jurisdictions are moving to pass and fortify existing policies that protect their immigrant residents. Santa Fe’s resolution will go before the Finance Committee More >

Immigrant Day of Action Rally Monday

Hundreds of Immigrant Families, Labor, Faith & Civil Rights Leaders to Travel to Capitol to Speak Out Against Trump’s  Executive Orders SANTA FE, NM–Hundreds of immigrant families, labor, faith and civil rights leaders from across the state will hold a rally on Monday, February 6th in the Capitol rotunda to speak out against the Trump administration’s dangerous executive orders.

Last month, Trump signed two destructive executive orders threatening to separate immigrant families using a massive deportation force, enrich private prison companies that profit from human tragedy, strip immigrants of their due process rights, discriminate against the Muslim community and more.

What: Immigrant More >

The NM Progressive Coalition invites Public to The People’s Rally / Moral Monday at the Roundhouse

Progressive groups from around the state are invited to join us on Monday, Feb. 20, starting at 8am at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. The focus of the day is to bring the voice of the people to Santa Fe. Feel free to bring literature to put on our tables. We’ll be lobbying on progressive legislation from 8am to noon. At 9am we will have team leaders lead groups of people around the Roundhouse and through the Legislative lobbying process. There will be food and speakers at noon, a press conference at 2pm and a rally on the east concourse More >

Tularosa Downwinders Release Health Impact Assessment from Trinity Atomic Bomb

The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium (TBDC) invites you Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6pm at the Peace Center for the release of their Health Impact Assessment (HIA) report addressing the physical, mental, generational, and economic health impacts of the July 16, 1945 atomic bomb test at the Trinity Site in south central New Mexico. The people exposed to that radiation have been the unknowing, unwilling, and uncompensated “collateral damage” of the test that ushered in the Nuclear Age. The purposes of the HIA are to analyze the short- and long-term health impacts of the Trinity Test in Otero, Lincoln, Socorro and Sierra More >

Journey Santa Fe: Ken Mayers, Veterans for Peace

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

 

 

January 29, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am

Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

 

KEN MAYERS, co-founder of Veterans for Peace Santa Fe, presents Overview on the Current Work in New Mexico and the New Pivot to Asia, Saying “No to Expanded U.S. Bases in Asia.”

Journey Host: Alan More >

Southwest’s premier organic farming conference set for Feb. 17-18 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, to be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, is the Southwest’s premier conference for organic and sustainable agriculture.

 

Averaging more than 650 participants annually, the conference provides a wide range of information for organic and conventional farm operations.

The event is organized by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau and Green Tractor Farms.

The keynote speakers at the Saturday luncheon, which features an organic food More >

New Mexico Book Association Announces
 the Opening for Submissions for the SWBDA 2017 AWARDS

 

The Southwest Book Design and Production Awards are open to publishers, book designers, and authors in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and West Texas!

The closing date for early-bird entries is March 31, 2017, and the final closing date is April 29, 2017
 
This is the eighth year that these coveted recognitions will reward excellence and creativity in book design and production for outstanding books produced during the last year. Judges are experienced book professionals and vetted volunteers for the purpose of judging these submissions. Winners will be announced at  the SWBDA Awards Gala in late June, 2017 (date TBA), and winners and finalists will be notified More >

New Mexico based non-profit outlines “How we make a better New Mexico”


 

 

 

SANTA FE – Today, One New Mexico, a state-based non-profit committed to creating a better future for all New Mexicans, released “a plan for a better New Mexico.” The booklet contains specific recommendations for job creation, critical investments in New Mexico’s people and strategic upgrades in the state’s infrastructure as the way to respond to the budget and jobs crises currently holding the state back.

 

“This booklet is about one thing,” said Alan Webber, founder of One New Mexico. “It’s a plan for a better New Mexico. It comes at a time when our working families and communities are in real pain. More >

Anti-Racism Day in New Mexico

 

Please join us at the NM Capitol Roundhouse in Santa Fe, January 31, 2017 for a rally from 1-2pm in the Rotunda. Other Anti-Racism Day activities include:

 

presentations by representatives from the Courageous Conversation Youth Writing and Art Challenge, community member performances and talks, anti-Institutional Racism Legislation activities presented by Senator Linda Lopez and Rep. Javier Martinez, an Anti-Racism Pledge, and a reception following the program in the West Hall. You can visit partnering organizations’ info tables in the West Hall throughout the day. The P&J will be tabling at the Roundhouse for Anti-Racism Day and is looking for volunteers! Please call More >

New Energy Economy Celebrates MLK Jr.’s Birthday

Join Us For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s BirthdayWriters Resist: Violence Against Women and the Earth
Sunday, January 15, 2017
3:30 – 5:30pm
Counter Culture Café: 930 Baca Street 
505.995.1105

RSVP on Facebook HERE

A collection of Santa Fe writers will join communities throughout the US and the world (www.writersresist.org) to support non-profits who work to aid the imperiled. Writers will offer brief readings from a selection of diverse voices that speak to the ideals of Democracy and free expression, freedom from harm for women and the earth. The public is encouraged to attend: come for some or all of this free event!

The reading-in-the-round and More >

Journey Santa Fe: Majority Floor Leader, Senator Peter Wirth

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

January 15, 2016 – Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

Majority Floor Leader, Senator Peter Wirth: A Look At The Changes and Challenges Ahead After the Election and What To Expect in the 2017 Legislative Session Journey Hosts: Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy

Senator More >

6th Annual “Witness for the People” at the Roundhouse

 

People of Faith offer their State of the State Address

 

 

On Monday, Jan. 16, people of faith and conscience will gather in the rotunda of the Roundhouse for the 6th Annual “Witness for the People.” This event was created by Interfaith Worker Justice – NM as an opportunity for faith leaders to proclaim their priorities for the state legislative sessions. This year’s 60-day session is of particular concern because the budget will be determined. As people of faith we believe that budgets are moral documents that reflect the values of the governing bodies that shape and approve them, and should benefit More >

Friday, Jan. 20, 6pm: P&J Movie Night presents The Great Invisible

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of 126 rig crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that was seen 35 miles away. After burning for two days, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean, More >

New Multimedia Exhibit on Environmental Justice, Contamination and Nuclearism in New Mexico

A new exhibit goes up Wed. Jan. 11 in the Peace Hall, containing work by students in the UNM Sustainability Studies Program creatively exploring issues of contamination and environmental injustice through multiple art forms. Students in SUST 334: Local and Global Environmental Justice and SUST 402: Nuclear New Mexico (taught by Eileen Shaughnessy) confront the legacies of the Cold

 

War and decades of militarism and nuclear weapons and energy production here in New Mexico and beyond. The courses focus in particular on the devastating impact these industries have wrought on Indigenous peoples via environmental racism. The students have utilized art as a vehicle More >

NNSA Releases Los Alamos Lab Performance Evaluation Report

Nuclear Criticality Safety Issues Still Not Fully Resolved

Santa Fe, NM – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has publicly released its fiscal year 2016 Performance Evaluation Report (PER) for Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the for-profit contractor that runs the Los Alamos Lab. The Performance Evaluation Report is NNSA’s annual report card on contractor performance, and overall the agency awarded LANS $59 million in profit out of a possible $65 million. The grade was 85% for the incentive part of the award. In 2012 Nuclear Watch New Mexico successfully sued NNSA to ensure that the Performance Evaluation Reports detailing More >

Wildlife advocacy organizations host multi-city premiere screenings of new documentary film

 

 

Santa Fe, N.M. – In advance of the 2017 New Mexico legislative session, a coalition of non-profit wildlife advocacy organizations are hosting the United States premiere of a new documentary film to raise awareness, debunk myths and inspire action to end the cruel and senseless slaughter of wildlife in killing contests. By showing the film in several locations across the state, opponents of wildlife killing contests hope to grow active support among New Mexico citizens for impending legislation to end the barbaric death games targeting coyotes.

The film, Unfair Game: Ending Wildlife Killing Contests, will be screened in Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa More >

GRASSROOTS LOBBY TRAINING: Environmental Policy and Legislation

 

Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces

**Traducción al español disponible**

Are you wondering how things work at the Roundhouse? Are you concerned about legislation that could harm New Mexicans and want to encourage forward-looking policy? Are you looking for a way to help?  Learn how the Legislature works, what elected officials are thinking, the importance of their staff, and how to communicate your message effectively. Local elected officials will be there offer insights on how to be an effective citizen lobbyist.  In the first part of the training you’ll learn the concepts behind lobbying. In the second half you’ll have the opportunity to hear about specific legislation More >