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    November: NM Highlands University

    Join us on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm as we host our third monthly college resource evening for Santa Feans! This month's college night features the New Mexico Highlands University! NMHU representatives will be available to answer questions and provide information on admissions, financial aid and more during the Southside College and Continuing Education Night! This is happening at our offices at Zona del Sol, (CORNER OF Jaguar & Country Club Road). There is a big mural on the side of the building. Parking is located on the southside of Jaguar Drive. Enter via the large blue doors past the chainlink fence. Questions?Call 505-983-6896Email miguel@earthcarenm.org Sponsored by Earth Care's Community Education Center with partners Santa Fe Community College & Boys & Girls Club of SF Invite & share with friends on Facebook here  
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    November Calls to Action!

      FEATURED EVENTS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Earth Care (corner of Jaguar & Country Club), 6600 Valentine Way November College Night with NM Highlands University MORE INFO HERE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 12:00-2:00 PM at Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road + YUCCA/Climate Strike Campaign Next Steps + Come to our next campaign meeting to get some training in action planning and help map out the next steps of the campaign. Bring a few friends so that we can grow the movement here in Santa Fe and Northern NM together! Feel free to bring your own food or food to share. RSVP HERE & SHARE THE EVENT PAGE SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 9:00 AM at Closson Street footbridge, Santa Fe, 87501 Help the Sierra Club team trim elms along the Santa Fe River Bring gloves and loppers and enjoy the fall foliage along the river while helping the Santa Fe Watershed Association SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 1:00-4:00 PM at 2879 All Trades Road, Santa Fe, 87505 Santa Fe County Fix-It Clinic An all-ages do-it-together repair event: Bring your broken electronics, appliances, toys, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. Work space, tools, and guidance provided to help you disassemble, troubleshoot & hopefully even FIX your item. Interested in helping? Workspace and tools provided. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments receive priority.  Make your online reservation before 8 pm Friday, November 1, 2019, or call/text 505-412-1254. LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, ABQ, NM Sheet Mulch Composting - ABQ LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 11:00 - 12:30 PM at South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd SE, ABQ, NM Composting With Worms - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE NOVEMBER 20-23 at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge 1001 State Highway 1, San Antonio, New Mexico 87832 Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 10 AM – 12 PM at Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt St NE, ABQ Bokashi Bucket Composting - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE EVENTS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 2:00-5:00 PM at The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, 149 Jackson St NE, ABQ, NM Trans & Nonbinary Community Sexual Health Forum - Drop-in Center **Participants must register**English: https://forms.gle/KYorT6gJTzgxDVpc7 Español: https://forms.gle/YQXRGqjrpdfq131e6 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3 11 am – 12:30 pm at Collected Works Bookstore (near the Plaza), 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM WELC's Erik Schlenker-Goodrich discusses the Permian Basin oil boom LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 6:30 PM at First Congregational Church, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE, ABQ, NM Stories from the Permian Basin - ABQ For more information joan@nm-ipl.org  MONDAY NOV 4  9 am at Nancy Rodriguez Community Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop, Santa Fe, NM       more info here 2 pm at Bernalillo County Extension Office, 4-H Building, 1510 Menaul Blvd., Albuquerque, info here WEDNESDAY NOV 6 2 pm  at NMSU, NMDA Conference Room, 3190 S. Espina St., Las Cruces, info here Learn About NM's Soil & Water Conservation Districts NOVEMBER 6-20 1:00-3:00 pm at 625 Silver Ave SW, Ste 345, , NM Keys to Your Financial Future: The Basics WITH NMCAN - ABQ LEARN MORE HERE & RSVP BY OCT 15 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 1:00-3:00 pm at Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave NE, ABQ, NM AQR Reading and Meeting group - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 2-4 PM at Highland High School, 4700 Coal Ave SE, ABQ, NM Pan-African Film Series: Sankofa - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 1:30-4:30 PM at Nahalat Shalom, ABQ, NM Climate Activists Unite! - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE NOVEMBER 10-15 at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM Engaging the Climate Crisis - Abiquiu LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE EVERY SUNDAY 4-6 PM at Larry Casuse Freedom Center, 1421 Central Ave NE, ABQ, NM QT-Talk with QT-ies of The Red Nation: Coffee & Tea Talks - ABQ THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 7-8 pm at The Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard SE, ABQ, NM Jotería Undocumented - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 9 AM-2 PM at Domenici Auditorium, UNM North Campus, ABQ, NM Sexual & Gender Diversity Health Summit - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at 4201 2nd St SW, ABQ, NM  Zero Waste Tour to the South Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 5:00-7:00 PM at  Highland High School, 4700 Coal Ave SE, ABQ, NM Empathy Tour: "Redemption Project" Screening – ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE NOVEMBER 12 & 14 4:30 – 7 PM at Fogelson Library, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM City of Santa Fe Public Availability Sessions on Water Sustainability   LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE NOVEMBER 14-25 6:00-8:30 PM PRODUCED WATER AKA FRACK WATER HEARINGS Thursday, November 14 in Carlsbad at Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave. Carlsbad, NM MORE INFORMATION HERE *** Tuesday, November 19 in Farmington at San Juan College Little Theatre 4601 College Blvd. Farmington, NM MORE INFORMATION HERE *** Monday, November 25 in Las Cruces  at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces NM LEARN MORE INFORMATION HERE Fracking Wastewater: A Toxic and Radioactive Problem (Fact Sheet from Food and Water Watch) New Mexico Wastewater Talking Points (with references) SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at FUSE Makerspace 101 Broadway NE Suite 3100, ABQ, NM FixIt Clinic 505 Albuquerque NM LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 5:00-7:00 PM at Loma Linda Community Center, 1700 Yale Blvd SE, ABQ, NM SWOP Fall Member Meeting - ABQ  Saturday, November 16th at 5-7PM  5:00-7:00 PM at Highland High School (4700 Coal Ave SE) 50th Venceremos Brigade Report Back LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 6:00-8:00 PM at Bookworks Albuquerque, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Moms Demand Action Skype with Shannon Watts - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19 6:30-8:30 PM at Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM Gear Up for the 2020 Session with Retake Our Democracy! LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19 6:00-7:00 PM at El Chante, 804 Park Ave SW, ABQ, NM What are you gratefui for? Low Writing - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 7:00-9:30 PM at 1421 Central Ave NE, ABQ, NM ABQ Film Showing - Mexico: The Frozen Revolution LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 7:00-8:00 PM at 202 Harvard Ave SE, ABQ, NM NM's Prison/Detention Industrial Complex - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 5:00-8:00 PM at Warehouse Five O'eight, 508 1st St NW, ABQ, NM Fall Showcase at Warehouse Five O'Eight - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 7:00-9:00 PM at Vital Spaces, 220 Otero St, Santa Fe, NM I Got A Story To Tell LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 6:00-7:00 PM at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, ABQ, NM Jeffrey Haas, The Assassination of Fred Hampton - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd SW, ABQ, NM Health Care & Open Enrollment Resource Fair - Bernalillo County LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 6:00-7:00 PM at ABQ Insight Meditation Center, 200 Rosemont Avenue NE, ABQ, NM BIPOC Sangha Meditation Gatherings at AIMC - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE NOVEMBER 22-24 at the Santa Fe Mountain Center, Tesuque, NM Non-Binary Camp Free overnight camp, 16+ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 2:00-4:00 PM at Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe GEW 2019: Make Your Own Website (Español) Mas Información aquí  SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 6:00-7:30 PM at Working Classroom, 423 Atlantic Ave SW, ABQ Film Screening & Youth Panel Discussing Youth Violence In ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE  MONDAY NOVEMBER 23 5:00-7:30 PM at Corpus Arts, 123 7th St NW, ABQ Reproductive health & reproductive justice in API communities - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE  FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29 3:00-4:00 PM at Uptown Shopping Center, ABQ, NM Black Friday Banner Drop with Fight for our Lives ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE  SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 1:00-3:00 PM at The Guild, 3405 Central Ave NE, ABQ, NM My People Are Rising - Black Panther Captain doc w/ Aaron Dixon - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE  FULL LIST OF LOCAL EVENTS SUBMIT EVENTS TO INFO@EARTHCARENM.ORG
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    October: University of New Mexico & El Centro de la Raza

    October College Night with UNM & El Centro de la Raza Join us on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm as we host our second monthly college resource night. This month, the University of New Mexico, one of the largest universities in NM, will be joining us. UNM will be available to answer questions and provide information on admissions, degree programs, areas of study, financial aid & scholarships and more! El Centro de la Raza will be providing specific information on it's programming to support Latinx students during their time at UNM. This is happening at our offices at Zona del Sol, (CORNER OF Jaguar & Country Club Road). There is a big mural on the side of the building. Parking is located on the southside of Jaguar Drive. Enter via the large blue doors past the chainlink fence. Questions?Call 505-983-6896 Email miguel@earthcarenm.org Sponsored by Earth Care's Community Education Center with partners Santa Fe Community College & Boys & Girls Club of SF Invite & share with friends on Facebook here  
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    September Calls to Action!

      WEEK OF CLIMATE STRIKE NM Youth in New Mexico are mobilizing and organizing for the week of action. See below for our calendar of events in the Santa Fe area RSVP on Facebook   Living on the Edge Podcast with Xubi Wilson on KSFR 101.1 June 22, 2019 Three leaders from Youth United for Climate Crisis Action (YUCCA) discussing the Sept. 20 General Strike. Listen to the Show Here Living on the Edge Podcast with Xubi Wilson on KSFR 101.1 August 1, 2019 Listen to the Show Here Brave Space with Cecile Lipworth on KTRC 103.7 August 31, 2019 Photo Credit: Brave Space Our YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) leaders organizing the climate strike in Santa Fe on 9/20 and beyond are on the radio TODAY - tune in to hear Aspen Coriz, Ruby Lopez, and Yang Toledo this AM at 9AM Listen to the Show Here Women's Focus with Carol Boss on KUNM 89.9 - A Call To Action: Youth Leading The September 20 Global Climate Strike August 31, 2019 Yang and Veroaylin Campos as well as two youth leaders from Fight for Our Lives leading Albuquerque's Climate Strike. Audio to be posted Radio Cafe with Mary Charlotte Domandi September 12, 2019 Photo Credit: Santa Fe New Mexican While politicians and other adults have brought the world to the edge of catastrophic climate disruption, young people all over the globe are organizing and taking action. We speak to four young New Mexicans–Ruby Lopez, Veroaylin Campos, Yang Toledo, Josue Damián Martinez, all members of NM Youth United for Climate Crisis Action (YUCCA), which is part of of Earth Care, and the Sunrise Movement– about the upcoming General Climate Strike and 7 Days of Resistance. <iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11197124/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/000000/" height="90" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> Listen to the show on Radio Cafe Here Retake Our Democracy Podcast with Paul Gibson on KSFR 101.1 September 15, 2019 Listen to the Show Here CLIMATE STRIKE - ALBUQUERQUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 12:30 PM – 5 PM at Robinson Park 🔥Our house is on fire - let's start acting like it 🔥www.ClimateStrikeABQ.com12:00 - School Walkouts12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Climate Action Fair1:00 pm - Climate Emergency Rally1:45 pm - March to U.S. Senators Heinrich & Udall offices to demand a Green New Deal2:00 pm Children's March for Our FutureWe, the youth of Albuquerque, are striking from school because we have but a few years to transform our energy system and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. The clock is ticking, and stops for no one.We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for urgent legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. It is time we take a stand, and demand action from our nation and world’s leaders.We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially Indigenous communities, disabled communities, and low-income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change.HIGH SCHOOL WALKOUTS:Walkouts will begin at 12pm, students along with adult allies will convene on Robinson Park at 1pm before marching shortly after. CLIMATE ACTION FAIR:Students & adults of all ages are invited to learn how to get involved in the climate emergency movement, take action, and to join local artists, poets, musicians, anytime between 12:30pm and 5pm for our "Climate Action Fair" sponsored by local community organizations and full of fun, safe, and engaging ways you can help combat the crisis! Interested in leading a Climate Crisis Walkout at your school? Learn more and get involved by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2ZIZJVY LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE Watch Party: MSNBC Presidential Climate Forum 2020 6:00-9:00 PM at Kelly's Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 RSVP HERE SEPTEMBER 6-7 at UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd NE, ABQ, NM NM Rising! 2nd Climate Disruption Film Festival - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 at ABQ Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard Ave SE, ABQ, NM Conversations for Climate Action - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 at NHCC 4th St, ABQ, NMIt's Our Future Community Climate Mural Project at Globalquerque - ABQ LEARN MORE HERE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fracking Reality Tour In Greater Chaco Area - Counselor The Fracking Reality Tour in the Greater Chaco region will be led by Daniel Tso. Daniel currently serves as a Council Delegate on the Navajo Nation Council, is a resident of Counselor and has been a long-time activist to protect the Greater Chaco landscape, communities and National Park from the effects of fracking.Carpool from Albuquerque and return to Albuquerque at approximately 5pm.Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 13.We will send out a follow up email with all necessary details Sept. 17. PLEASE SIGN UP HERE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Warehouse Five O'eight, 508 1st St NW, ABQ, NM Climate Crisis Expression Session: Poetry Slam + Open Mic - ABQ LEARN MORE HERE 23rd Annual Gathering for Mother Earth September 26-29 Nambe, Pojoaque, Valles Caldera FIND ALL OF THE DETAILS HERE SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at ABQ, NM Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Jemez Mountains: Herb Walk - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SEPTEMBER 1-2 9:00 AM  at ABQ, NM Cactus and Succulent Show @ ABQ BioPark LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 4:30-7:30 PM at 100 Isleta Blvd. SW, ABQ, NM La Familia Growers Market South Valley - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at ABQ, NM Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Sandia Mountains: Herb Walk - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 9:30 AM-1:00 PM at UNM-TAOS, Bataan Hall, Civic Plaza Dr, Taos, NM World Climate Simulation event - Taos LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM National Drive Electric Week LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16 1:00 pm at Rio Rancho/Santa Ana Star Center (Intersection of Unser & Paseo del Volcan) Anti-Trump Protest: Rio Rancho, NM LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 9:30 AM-4:30 PM at Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd NWEncuentro de Semillas // Gathering of Seeds - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 11:00 AM at ABQ Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard Ave SE, ABQ, NM Community Health & Wellness/Herbal Clinic LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 12:00 - 2:00 PM at 130 Siringo Road, Santa Fe, NM Jamming Jellies with Homegrown NM LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE EVENTS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 & 15 6:00 PM at TGRCNM, 149 Jackson St NE, ABQ, NM Black & Pink: Albuquerque Chapter LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 17, 25 at ABQ Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard Ave SE, ABQ, NM Anti-Racism Discussion Group with Tonya Covington - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SEPTEMBER 4-6 at 1701 4th St NW, ABQ, NM Albuquerque Latinx Film Festival ¡Cine Magnifico! LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5 & 19 7:00 PM at TGRCNM, 149 Jackson St NE, ABQ, NM Transmasculine Support Group - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SEPTEMBER 6-7 at El Morro Theater, 207 W Coal Ave, NM Native Liberation Conference 2019 - Gallup LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6 at Corpus Arts, 123 7th St NW, ABQ, NM First Friday Art: María José Ramos Villagra LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 12:00-6:00 PM at Valdez Park, 901 Fariview Ave, Española, NM The Bounce Back II: ReGeneration Fest - Española LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 1:00-4:00 PM at Los Jardines Institute, 803 La Vega SW, ABQ, NM Silkscreen Printing Workshop - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 4:00-6:00 PM at Octavia Fellin Library, 115 W Hill Ave, Gallup, NM Standing with Standing Rock event at the Octavia Fellin Library - Gallup LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 6:00 PM at 6599 Jaguar Dr Vámonos La Familia’s Take a Walk on the Southside LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SUNDAYS SEPTEMBER 8, 22 12:30-2:30 PM at El Chante, 804 Park Ave SW, ABQ, NM Yaxche! Círculo de Mujeres/Women's Circle - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9 7:00 PM at TGRCNM, 149 Jackson St NE, ABQ, NM Non-Binary Support Group - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAYS SEPTEMBER 14, 21, 28 3:00-6:00 PM at The Tannex, 1417 4th Street SW, ABQ, NM ABQZF Zine Library Hours! - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 7:00-9:00 PM at El Chante, 804 Park Ave SW, ABQ, NM Voices Of The Barrio: Manuel Gonzalez - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 8:30-3:30 PM at Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Center 848 State Road 68, Alcalde, NM MPPP Annual Teacher Professional Development Workshop - Velarde REGISTER HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 11:00-3:00 PM at TMC, Tesuque, NM The Mountain Center 40year Celebration Open House LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 4:00-8:00 PM at Southwest Organizing Project, 211 10th Ave SW, ABQ, NM Chile Harvest Fiesta/Jeanne Gauna Social Justice Spirit Awards 2019 - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 & 21 1:00-4:00 PM at Los Jardines Institute, 803 La Vega SW, ABQ, NM Paper-mâché Workshop Part 1 & 2 LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SEPTEMBER 19-20 at Somos, Taos, NM Rural Pride - Taos, NM REGISTER HERE SEPTEMBER 19-20 at NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, ABQ, NM Aki Matsuri 2019 | Japanese Fall Festival - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 at Identity, Inc, 204 W Main St, Farmington, NM The Red Deal Workshop and Action - Farmington LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 1:00-4:00 pm at Los Jardines Institute, 803 La Vega SW, ABQ, NM Papel Picado and Paper Flowers Workshop - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 3:00-6:00 pm at SWOP, 211 10th St SW, ABQ, NM Journey to the Water Bike Ride - ABQ LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE FULL LIST OF LOCAL EVENTS SUBMIT EVENTS TO INFO@EARTHCARENM.ORG
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    ‘Una Comunidad Educada es Una Comunidad Fuerte’

    SFCC and Earth Care están trabajando con los habitantes del lado sur para incrementar el porcentaje de inscripción universitaria en la comunidad Hispana y Latina   Varios residentes de Southside interesados ​​en aprender más sobre ir a la universidad en SFCC escuchan una presentación en la Zona del Sol.   By Katherine Lewin |  3 days ago Blanca Ortiz se para frente a unas 20 personas en Zona del Sol, hablando con sus manos del mismo modo que con su voz, que se mueve fácilmente entre inglés y español. Ella está de vuelta viviendo en El Sur de Santa Fe, donde nació y creció, después de obtener su licenciatura en Indiana con una beca con todo incluido. Ortiz le cuenta al público sobre su éxito a través de la educación secundaria, y ahora de sus esperanzas de asistir a la Universidad de Nuevo México para un título en Derecho. Ella quiere inspirar a otros habitantes del lado sur a comenzar o completar su educación. "Quiero que la educación sea algo de fácil acceso", le dice Ortiz a SFR. "Siento que una comunidad educada es una comunidad fuerte, siendo esta una de las razones por las que estoy aquí. Dado que recientemente me gradué, quiero volver a la comunidad y empezar a organizarme y estar completamente presente aquí". Ortiz, junto con la organización sin fines de lucro Earth Care y el Community College de Santa Fe, eligió Zona del Sol para este evento informal, destinado a aumentar la matrícula universitaria para las comunidades Hispana y Latina. Es el primero de una serie mensual planificada en proporcionar un espacio cómodo y bilingüe donde las personas pueden obtener soporte en su aplicación a SFCC y para adquirir ayuda financiera.   Blanca Ortiz cuenta su historia frente a la multitud. "Lo que es realmente importante para nosotros es hacer correr la voz específicamente para nuestra comunidad del Lado Sur", dice el Director de Reclutamiento y Doble Crédito de SFCC Marcos Maez a SFR. "Tenemos sesiones de información y orientaciones abiertas ocurriendo de semestre a semestre en SFCC, pero a veces el transporte es un problema, así que queremos llevarlo más cerca de casa". De 2011 a 2018, el número total de estudiantes en SFCC ha disminuido de manera consistente de 6.520 a 5.432, una caída del 17%, según las cifras proporcionadas por la universidad. La proporción de estudiantes Hispanos o Latinos en la escuela ha pasado de 53% en 2013 a 51% en 2018. Los Hispanos o Latinos constituían el 45% de todos los estudiantes en 2013; ese número ha bajado desde entonces a un 44%. Los planes de SFCC para talleres específicos en el Lado Sur nunca han llegado a tener éxito hasta ahora, cuando la universidad se asoció con Earth Care para el evento Zona del Sol. La "ubicación neutralizada" ayuda a aumentar el índice de matriculación en el Lado Sur y hacer que los residentes se sientan más cómodos, especialmente para los hombres Hispanos. SFCC ha visto bajas cifras de participación para esa población. "Los hombres Hispanos, simplemente no se están inscribiendo en la universidad o si se están inscribiendo, no están completando el programa ni graduándose con un certificado o título", le dice Maez a SFR. "Estamos usando esto como una oportunidad para que la gente de la comunidad se involucre con el personal de SFCC y Earth Care como influyentes positivos. Una cosa es que mi personal y yo hablemos de la importancia de la universidad, pero es otra cosa tener a sus amigos, a sus parientes, a la gente en la que confían. Eso nos da credibilidad para darles ese empujón de que la universidad es una muy buena opción para ellos". SFCC y las fundaciones sin fines de lucro también quieren disipar un mito generalizado y dañino que impide que muchos incluso consideren la universidad como una opción. "Hay un mito que todavía está dando vueltas de que, si no eres ciudadano de este país, no puedes calificar para recibir asistencia financiera o no puedes registrarte para clases universitarias", explica Maez. "Parte de lo que hacemos es simplemente desacreditar ese mito y hacer saber a la gente que, si no tienes un número de Seguridad Social, somos una escuela santuario y una ciudad santuario. No hacemos preguntas. … Tenemos otras maneras de completar el proceso de inscripción y otras formas de conseguir que complete una solicitud de ayuda financiera". Cuando Ortiz termina sus observaciones, el público conformado por habitantes del Lado Sur se dividen en dos grupos, ya sea dirigiéndose hacia las computadoras de Zona del Sol para llenar las solicitudes gratuitas para SFCC o para reunirse con el personal de ayuda financiera de la universidad para comenzar el proceso de solicitud para la Aplicación de Ayuda Financiera Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA, por sus siglas en inglés) Ortiz le dice a SFR que quiere convertirse en abogada de inmigración. Pero por ahora, planea mantenerse conectada con su hogar en el Lado Sur y sus raíces Latinas y aumentar los logros en la educación para las personas de su comunidad trabajando con SFCC y Earth Care en la serie de talleres. Ortiz dice que la inestabilidad financiera y la falta de información son dos barreras principales que impiden que los habitantes del Lado Sur vayan a la universidad. "Cuando eres financieramente inestable, sientes que tu mundo está más cerrado", dice, de pie junto a una mesa cubierta de comida para los presentes. "Cuando sus antecedentes socioeconómicos son limitados y, además, es un poco más desfavorecido que otros, la falta de información se ve muy presente en esta situación. No hay muchas cosas como este [taller] en El lado Sur. Creo que lo que vemos mucho en nuestra comunidad es tener recursos por un corto período de tiempo y luego son quitados. Espero que este [taller] se convierta en algo permanente". Para saber dónde y cuándo serán las próximas reuniones, envíe un correo electrónico a Marcos Maez al marcos.maez@sfcc.edu o llame al 505-428-1779.
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