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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 >

Community Organizations, Service Providers and Elected Officials to Hold Pro-Sanctuary Rally in Santa Fe

Santa Fe – Tomorrow (Wednesday), dozens of community organizations, service providers, and local elected officials will hold a pro-sanctuary rally to support immigrant families, workers and youth and to support Santa Fe’s status as a “sanctuary city.”

In 1999, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, along with with faith, community, labor and business allies campaigned to pass a non-discrimination resolution prohibiting the use of municipal resources towards the enforcement of federal immigration laws  Since, our members have worked with allies across the state to create a range of sanctuary policies to protect undocumented immigrants and to include our families as full members of More >

Second Taos Renewable Energy Day to be Held Friday

 

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced Wednesday that USDA will hold its 2nd annual Taos Renewable Energy Day on Friday, Dec. 9, to celebrate eight new grant awardees under the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

The REAP program makes available grants to rural farm, ranch and business operations equivalent to 25 percent of the project cost of energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.

When: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

What:  “Taos Renewable Energy Day” in Taos, NM will be held to make awards to eight local businesses that used USDA funds to upgrade their operations with renewable More >

Journey Santa Fe: Cady Wells and the Post-Atomic Landscapes of Northern New Mexico

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).

December 4, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

Cady Wells and the Post-Atomic Landscapes of Northern New Mexico With Dr. Lois Rudnick Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill and Ellen Dupuy

Cady Wells was the only Northern New Mexico artist of his generation to More >

Río Arriba County Gun Buyback Dec. 10

Espanola, NM—Join New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV), the City of Española, the Río Arriba Sheriff Department, Española Police Department, and the Río Arriba Health Commons at Rio Arriba County’s first ever GUNS TO GARDENS GUN BUYBACK Saturday, Dec. 10th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Río Arriba County Sheriff Office, 1122 Industrial Park Rd., Española, NM.

Following a successful fundraising effort by NMPGV this past summer, Dec. 10 will mark the second statewide gun buyback to safely get unwanted guns out of homes and off the streets. Over the coming year, RAWtools, in partnership with Santa Fe Community College welding More >

Inauguration of Dr. Richard J. Bailey as 21st President of Northern New Mexico College, Dec. 1

  Española, NM – The Board of Regents of Northern New Mexico College is proud to announce the Inauguration of Dr. Richard J. Bailey, Jr. as the 21st president of the College.

The event will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, 11 am, at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts 921 Paseo de oñate, Española, NM  87532

Northern New Mexico College cordially invites the community to the Inaugural ceremony and the celebration immediately following.

Journey Santa Fe: WILD GUIDE: The Passport To New Mexico’s Wilderness

November 27, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

WILD GUIDE: The Passport To New Mexico’s Wilderness. With Albuquerque Author Robert Julyan and The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy Introduction by writer and conservationist William deBuys, author of seven books, which range from memoir and biography to environmental history and studies of place. A native of Maryland, de Buys  has a deep relationship with the cultures and landscapes of the Southwest.

Julyan presents  inspiration for hikes, weekend camping trips, desert wanderings and backpack adventures in his guidebook  which is packed full of history, color More >

Journey Santa Fe: Trump to Egolf – Electoral Consequences for New Mexico

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).

November 20, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

Trump to Egolf – Electoral Consequences for New Mexico. With  James Jimenez, Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

James Jimenez will talk about the policy changes on More >

Hotline answers questions about new driver’s licenses

Santa Fe – On Wednesday, civil rights, domestic violence and homeless rights advocates announced a new hotline that will be available for all New Mexicans to learn about their rights under the new two-tiered driver’s license law amid its inefficient implementation by the governor’s administration.

Starting today, New Mexicans can call 1.844.36.NMDL (1.844.365.6635) to learn about their rights under the new law and report any irregularities during their visit to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

“The administration continues to overstep its authority and further burden New Mexicans as it inefficiently implements the new two-tiered driver’s license law,” said Marcela Díaz, More >

Journey Santa Fe: A Conversation with Mark Roosevelt, President of St. John’s College in Santa Fe

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).

November 13, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

A Conversation with Mark Roosevelt, President of St. John’s College in Santa Fe Journey Host: Alan Webber

Mark Roosevelt explores the  various trends in American K-12 and post-secondary education while describing the unique educational program and More >