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Five Days of Gender Justice Was a Huge Success!
June 9th, 2017

                               

Five Days of Gender Justice Was a Huge Success!

 

Thank you for joining us this past week for Five Days of Gender Justice, the digital launch campaign to share the findings, data and stories from our new two-part research report, The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health EquityThe research was conducted in collaboration with a team from the University of New Mexico and includes voices from community dialogues as well as data analysis around women's economic security and health by race and ethnicity. Below is a list of what we did, in case you missed anything!

 
  • Download the research reports for free on our website here

  • Read a powerful op-ed in the Las Cruces Sun-News here from Sarah Silva, our Las Cruces based Advisory Board member and Executive Director of NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fé. You can also watch her TV appearance on KRWG here

  • Listen to our radio podcast on KVSF The Voice of Santa Fe here.

  • Read our guest column in NMPolitics.net here.

  • Watch our TV segment on KOB's Good Day New Mexico here

  • Read our recent article in the Green Fire Times here and the "My View" column about the report's findings in the Santa Fe New Mexican here.

  • Take a look at our Facebook page here and Instagram page here, to see what we've been up to all week.

  • Find out how you can take action on our website here

Over the coming year, we plan to bring the research findings back to the participating communities and beyond. We also hope to share them with other funders as well as policymakers. 

 

Join us at the New Mexico Voices for Children Annual Kids Count Conference on June 26th where we will be presenting the research findings along with community partners. We'll also present the findings at the Women's Funding Network international conference in San Francisco this fall. 

 

A final take away from our Five Days of Gender Justice: To focus on gender justice is to acknowledge that race, class, history, immigration status, sexual identity and the environment have enormous and inextricable effects on health outcomes and quality of life for women and girls across the state. We believe that this is the heart of gender justice in New Mexico.

 
Heart of Gender Justice Call to Action!
June 8th, 2017

The Heart of Gender Justice Call to Action!

 

Thank you for joining us this past week for Five Days of Gender Justice, the digital launch campaign to share the findings, data and stories from our new two-part research report, The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health EquityThe research was done in collaboration with a team from the University of New Mexico and includes voices from community dialogues as well as data analysis on women's economic security and health by race and ethnicity. Below are some things you can do to take action:

 
  1. Educate yourself by reading our new research The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health Equity. You can download it on our website here.

  2. Contact your elected officials and candidates running for office via phone or email and share the research with them. Let them know that gender, race, class and colonization need to be part of their conversations and core messages.  

  3. Share the report with your networks – you can send them the full link to download the report here.  

  4. Connect with one or more of the nearly 50 organizations who participated in this research from across the state – see Appendix 1 in Part 1 and get involved with their work – you can volunteer or make a donation.

  5. Learn more about groups working to improve the lives of women and girls in New Mexico. NewMexicoWomen.Org has powerful partners working all over the state -- Learn about their work here.

  6. Get Involved in an action, meeting or demonstration. Go to the Roundhouse, attend legislative events, participate in actions, or sign online petitions. 

  7. Join Us at upcoming events around the state related to this research. We will post information via our newsletter here.

  8. Stay Tuned for more actions and events by signing up for our newsletter here.

  9. Take a Stand for New Mexico's women and girls by donating to NewMexicoWomen.Org.

   
New Research from NewMexicoWomen.Org
June 5th, 2017

The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: New Research from NewMexicoWomen.Org

 

NewMexicoWomen.Org, a program of New Mexico Community Foundation, is thrilled to announce the publication of our two-part research report, The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health Equity. The research was done in collaboration with a team from the University of New Mexico and includes a qualitative report from community dialogues from around the state, as well as a quantitative report from an analysis on the link between economic security and women's health status by race and ethnicity.

 

June 5th - 9th we will be hosting Five Days of Gender Justice, a digital launch campaign to share the findings, data and stories from this research. Join us all week long on Facebook, Instagram and our website and be a part of this important conversation.

  • Download the research for free on our website here.

  • Watch our TV segment on KOB's Good Day New Mexico here.

  • Read our recent article in the Green Fire Times here and op-ed about the report's findings in the Santa Fe New Mexican here.

  • Join us on our Facebook page here, where we'll be launching via Facebook Live at noon today, June 5th.

  • Check out our Instagram feed here for insights from the report all week long.

Over 50 participants representing 42 organizations from around the state participated in the community dialogues. We would like to thank everyone who attended the dialogues and shared their wisdom with us. We would also like to thank those who support the work of NewMexicoWomen.Org -- without your generosity, this research and our other critical work would not be possible!

 
NewMexicoWomen.Org Awards $96,000 to Support Gender Justice and Healing in New Mexico
May 3rd, 2017

     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 3, 2017

 

For more information, contact:

Sarah Ghiorse, Program Director of NewMexicoWomen.Org

505-820-6860 Ext. 11

sarahg@nmcf.org

     

NewMexicoWomen.Org, a program of New Mexico Community Foundation, Awards $96,000 to Support Gender Justice and Healing in New Mexico

 

Santa Fe, NM – NewMexicoWomen.Org (NMW.O), a program of New Mexico Community Foundation, awarded $96,000 to 13 organizations across New Mexico in support of their gender justice and healing work. NMW.O received over $600,000 in funding requests from communities across the state, which is a testament to just how great the needs are in New Mexico. In a time when national and local leaders are actively defunding many of the social service programs that benefit women and communities most impacted by structural inequities, NMW.O is committed to supporting critical social change work. NMW.O’s grant making focus on gender justice and healing is based on a research and community engagement project NMW.O undertook in 2016. Through this process, communities emphasized that root causes such as historical trauma and colonization, patriarchy, and structural racism have a significant bearing upon the health and well-being of women and communities in New Mexico.

 

Grants were made to the following organizations: Breath of My Heart Birthplace, Changing Woman Initiative, Encuentro, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, Healing Circle Drop In Center, New Mexico Asian Family Center, Northern New Mexico College Office of Equity and Diversity, Southern New Mexico Wellness Alliance, SouthWest Organizing Project, Tewa Women United, Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, Tri County Family Justice Center, and Youth Research & Resource Center (see below for full descriptions of their work). Sarah Ghiorse, Program Director for NewMexicoWomen.Org stated, “The Southern New Mexico Wellness Alliance, one of the awardees, provides Sexual Assault and Nurse Examiner (SANE) services to a geographical area of nearly 12,000 square miles across two counties with a budget under $100,000. This kind of extreme lack of services in rural and low income communities and communities of color accentuates structural inequities while speaking volumes about what and who we value as a society and state.”

 

The 13 grants made will serve the following counties: Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Guadalupe, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos. The grants will also serve the following Pueblos and Tribes: Nambé, Navajo Nation, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Taos, and Tesuque. Most of the organizations receiving grants specifically serve rural communities, women of color, low income communities, and intergenerational age groups. Additionally, grants will support immigrant women, the transgender community, and programs engaging men in conversations about misogyny and patriarchy. Nearly all of the organizations work to address root causes, structures, and narratives that perpetuate structural inequities.

 
Visiting The Center for Gender Equity in Silver City!
March 13th, 2017

The Center for Gender Equity at Western New Mexico University in Silver City

                     

NewMexicoWomen.Org Visits The Center for Gender Equity at Western New Mexico University!

 

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, NewMexicoWomen.Org (NMW.O) staff drove a very windy five hours to visit The Center for Gender Equity at Western New Mexico University (WNMU) in Silver City. Every year, The Center hosts a week-long series of events in order to raise awareness about gender equity issues. This year it was called F-WEEK – or feminist week. Along with other speakers and activists from around the state, NMW.O was invited to present the findings from our forthcoming research report, “The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health Equity.”

 

Upon arrival at WNMU, we were greeted by the powerful co-directors of The Center, Dr. Lydia Huerta and Dr. Emma Bailey, along with a group of committed and enthusiastic students. Within a few minutes we were eating feminist themed cupcakes, wearing purple t-shirts printed with the message “Nevertheless, we persisted…”and discussing the structural inequalities affecting their campus and communities in southern New Mexico. Miguel Gutierrez and Don Jaramillo, two student coordinators working with The Center, led us on a campus tour. We were inspired by The Center’s beautiful, light filled building, along with their library walls covered with messages from intersectional feminist icons, and their sanctuary herb and flower garden.

 

In August 2016, NMW.O held a community dialogue in Silver City to inform our qualitative research report. F-WEEK 2017 was an opportunity to bring the findings from that dialogue back to the community. The context and experiences we captured in the report were echoed in the discussion following our presentation. For example, in August, a participant in Silver City described how, “You have the governor come down, and without any discrimination at all, say, ‘Everybody give up five percent of your budget.’ We were already in survival mode. Now we're in survival mode minus five percent.” Last week, community members reiterated the lack of resources available in their region, with the latest example being Cobre School District’s recent decision to cut the school week down to four days with extended hours in order to save funds.  

 

In the face of limited support and resources, the students and faculty leading The Center work diligently to create a restful sanctuary space and offer meaningful programming. Their work includes engaging folks both on the WNMU campus and in the broader Silver City community in conversations around feminist theory, gender studies, and social justice issues. NewMexicoWomen.Org was honored to be included in F-WEEK 2017. If you’re in Silver City, be sure to stop by The Center. If you’re lucky, you may even get a feminist cupcake!

       

The Center for Gender Equity's F-WEEK at WNMU

                             

Feminist cupcakes are the best!

                 

From left: Sarah Ghiorse, Program Director of NewMexicoWomen.Org, Dr. Emma Bailey, Co-Director of The Center for Gender Equity, Dr. Lydia Huerta, Co-Director of The Center for Gender Equity, Fatima van Hattum, Program Manager of NewMexicoWomen.Org

                             

Students, faculty and community members attending NewMexicoWomen.Org's presentation

                 
NewMexicoWomen.Org on the Radio for International Women’s Day
March 8th, 2017

NewMexicoWomen.Org Program Director, Sarah Ghiorse, speaking at our 2017 legislative reception

 

In honor of International Women's Day, NewMexicoWomen.Org's Program Director, Sarah Ghiorse, and Program Manager, Fatima van Hattum were invited to join Mya Green on KSFR's morning Wake Up Call radio show.

 

They discussed the key findings from their forthcoming report entitled, The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health Equity. 

 

Listen to the full podcast HERE

         
Celebrate International Women’s Day
March 8th, 2017

The Center for Gender Equity at Western New Mexico University in Silver City

What Can You Do to Celebrate International Women's Day?

 

NewMexicoWomen.Org is celebrating International Women's Day along with our many partners who are working for gender justice across New Mexico. Below are national and local ways you can participate.

 

NATIONAL: Women's March on Washington, A Day Without a Woman. 

 

Join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor

  2. Avoid shopping for one one day 

  3. Wear RED to show solidarity with A Day Without A Woman 

Learn more about national actions here

 

LOCAL: Attend one of the many International Women's Day events throughout the month of March in New Mexico! Click on the links for more information.

 

1. Join Southwest Women's Law Center for their event, "Celebrating Women's Stories" on March 30, 6-9 pm in Albuquerque. 

 

2. SouthWest Organizing Project's NM Con Mujeres will host "8 Hours Of Courage and Love," an International Women's Day Facebook Live Stream event on March 8 from 9am-5pm.

 

3. Kalpulli Izkalli will be participating in NM Con Mujeres "8 Hours Of Courage and Love." Listen from 11am-12pm as Kalpulli Izkalli and the Promotoras Tradiciónales present "Healing, Activism, and Transformation."

 

4. The Center for Gender Equity at Western New Mexico University in Silver City is hosting F-Week, five days of guest speakers and events focusing on gender equity.

 

5.  Northern New Mexico College's Office of Equity and Diversity in Española has several upcoming free events that are open to the public, including a screening and discussion of the film Daughters of the Dust on March 16th and a women-of-color led writing workshop on March 23rd.

 

6. Albuquerque's National Hispanic Cultural Center celebrates women with programming that honors their contributions to dance, music, theatre, art, poetry, films, novels, and much more. Check out their schedule for the month of March.

 

7. Finally, you can Take a Stand for New Mexico's women and girls by donating to NewMexicoWomen.Org.

     
Thank you for attending!
February 16th, 2017

The Heart of Gender Justice keynote speaker Dani McClain, a contributing writer at The Nation and fellow with The Nation Institute

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!

   

Thanks to all who came out last night for our annual legislative reception, The Heart of Gender Justice. The turnout was a testament to the potency of these extraordinary times and to what becomes possible when we join together.

 

Our guest speakers, Dani McClain, Dr. Corrine Sanchez, Beva Sanchez-Padilla, and JoAnn Melchor offered words of empowerment and unification -- just the inspiration we need in our work for gender justice.

 

We hope you will remain engaged by supporting the efforts of our community partners, some of whom were there last night. Visit their websites here:

A special thank you to all those who made a contribution. If you did not get a chance to support the work of NewMexicoWomen.Org last night, you can click here. Thank you again for showing up with strong, fierce and bold hearts!

 

Dr. Corrine Sanchez of San Ildefonso Pueblo and Executive Director of Tewa Women United

Beva Sanchez-Padilla, a New Mexico native Xicana and organizer with the SouthWest Organizing Project

JoAnn Melchor of Santo Domingo Pueblo, Executive Director of Southwest Youth Services and member of NMCF's Board of Directors.

 

Sarah Ghiorse, Program Director of NewMexicoWomen.Org

Partners from Tewa Women United and IMPACT Personal Safety

 

Photos by Caitlin Elizabeth Photography LLC

www.caitlinelizabeth.com 

   

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

 

Reproductive Rights

Rev. Fr. Rusty Smith & Scott Reiber

 

Civil Rights

Egolf+Ferlic+Harwood

Gay Block & Billie Parker

 

Voting Rights

Kitty Ault

Joan Brooks Baker & Margeaux Klein

Shanti K Baker - Tyaga & Co LLC

 Liz Bremner & Karen Crow

Caroline Burnett

Anna Carlgren

Jill Cooper-Udall

Karen Durkovich

First Citizens Bank

Jama Fontaine - Keller Williams Realty

Felice Gonzales

JenkinsGavin

Ruth Kovnat

Sara McKenzie

Nancy Meem Wirth

Courtney Morris

Carol Romero Wirth

Jenna Scanlan

 

In-Kind Donors

The Beat Goes On

Bodega Prime

Collected Works

Cupcake Clothing

Elsner Law & Policy

Floating World

Hilary Kilpatric

Loretta Maes-Bischoff 

Mohammad Ali Musawi

Santa Fe Lavender

Adam Sloane Warren

Dr. Patricia Trujillo 

Samia van Hattum

                   
Join Us February 15th!
February 8th, 2017

YOU'RE INVITED!

Join NewMexicoWomen.Org

a program of New Mexico Community Foundation for

The Heart of Gender Justice

our 4th Annual Legislative Reception

Wednesday, February 15

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

at Rio Chama Steakhouse

414 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87501

With special guest speakers

Dani McClain

A fellow at The Nation Institute, 

writer and commentator on gender justice,

 race, policy and politics

and 

Dr. Corrine Sanchez

Executive Director of Tewa Women United

with an invocation from

 

Beva Sanchez-Padilla

Southwest Organizing Project 

NM Con Mujeres Organizer

 

Partners from

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

IMPACT Personal Safety

OLÉ Education Fund

SouthWest Organizing Project

Southwest Women's Law Center

Tewa Women United

Young Women United

will share information about their 2017 advocacy efforts

 

This event is free and refreshments will be served.

 

Childcare is available upon request - space is limited.

 

To RSVP or for more information, please contact NewMexicoWomen.Org Program Coordinator, Antoinette Villamil at avillamil@nmcf.org.

 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

 

Reproductive Rights

Rev. Fr. Rusty Smith & Scott Reiber

 

Civil Rights

Egolf+Ferlic+Harwood

Gay Block & Billie Parker

 

Voting Rights

Kitty Ault

Joan Brooks Baker & Margeaux Klein

Shanti K Baker - Tyaga & Co LLC

 Liz Bremner & Karen Crow

Caroline Burnett

Anna Carlgren

Jill Cooper-Udall

Karen Durkovich

First Citizens Bank

Jama Fontaine - Keller Williams Realty

Felice Gonzales

JenkinsGavin

Ruth Kovnat

Sara McKenzie

Nancy Meem Wirth

Courtney Morris

Carol Romero Wirth

Jenna Scanlan

 

In-Kind Donors

The Beat Goes On

Bodega Prime

Collected Works

Cupcake Clothing

Elsner Law & Policy

Floating World

Hilary Kilpatric

Loretta Maes-Bischoff 

Santa Fe Lavender

Adam Sloane Warren

Dr. Patricia Trujillo 

                                         
You’re Invited February 15th
January 24th, 2017

YOU'RE INVITED!

 

Join NewMexicoWomen.Org

a program of New Mexico Community Foundation for

 

The Heart of Gender Justice

our 4th Annual Legislative Reception

 

Wednesday, February 15

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

at Rio Chama Steakhouse

414 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87501

 

With special guest speakers

 

 

Dani McClain

A fellow at The Nation Institute, 

writer and commentator on gender justice,

 race, policy and politics

 

and 

 

Dr. Corrine Sanchez

Executive Director of Tewa Women United

 

with an invocation from

 

Beva Sanchez-Padilla

Southwest Organizing Project 

NM Con Mujeres Organizer

 

Partners from

IMPACT Personal Safety

OLÉ Education Fund

SouthWest Organizing Project

Southwest Women's Law Center

will share information about their 2017 advocacy efforts

 

This event is free and refreshments will be served.

Childcare is available upon request - space is limited.

 

To RSVP or for more information, please contact NewMexicoWomen.Org Program Coordinator, Antoinette Villamil at avillamil@nmcf.org.

   

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

 

Reproductive Rights

Rev. Fr. Rusty Smith & Scott Reiber

 

Civil Rights

Egolf+Ferlic+Harwood

Gay Block & Billie Parker

 

Voting Rights

Kitty Ault

Joan Brooks Baker & Margeaux Klein

Shanti K Baker - Tyaga & Co LLC

 Liz Bremner & Karen Crow

Caroline Burnett

Anna Carlgren

Jill Cooper-Udall

Karen Durkovich

Jama Fontaine - Keller Williams Realty

Felice Gonzales

JenkinsGavin

Ruth Kovnat

Sara McKenzie

Nancy Meem Wirth

Courtney Morris

Carol Romero Wirth

Jenna Scanlan

 

In-Kind Donors

The Beat Goes On

Bodega Prime

Elsner Law & Policy

Hilary Kilpatric

Loretta Maes-Bischoff 

Santa Fe Lavender

Dr. Patricia Trujillo