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We offer a Graduate Certificate in Race & Social Justice

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The logo for the Institute for the Study of Race and Social JusticeAbout graduate certificate courses

Many of you have had questions about which courses can be counted toward certificate work. A list of currently approved courses is available on the Certificate page. We wanted to clarify that it is not exhaustive; these are just some examples of courses that can be put toward certificate requirements. If you are teaching or enrolled (or want to enroll) in a course you believe would satisfy these requirements, please contact Dr. Nancy López ( nlopez@unm.edu ). See the certificate page for more information.

News from the community

Feb 20, 2019 - We have a brand new page! News that impacts our communities at UNM, in Albuquerque, and around New Mexico now has its own home on the Institute website. Contact us if you would like to see something featured; bilingual and non-English suggestions are always welcome.


Dr. Kathy Powers of UNM's Political Science department appears on the Rock Newman show

On Race, Rights, & Reparations

A flyer reads, What's Your Street Race. An outdoor video installation of artworks created for conversations about lived experiences and relationships of power do shape one's reality of identity. Thursday, April 4 2019, at 7:30 PM. 1011 4th street southwest, Albuquerque.

Job Opening: Social & Community Outreach Coordinator with the NM Office of African American Affairs

The position will serve as a social/community coordinator for the Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) to plan, organize and implement initiatives which serve the African American population statewide. More information on the news page...

2018 En Español TEDxABQ: Dr. Nancy López: "¿Y tú, que vas a marcar para el Censo 2020: Origen Hispano? Raza o color?” 

La transcripción seguirá pronto. For English captions, click the "CC" icon in the bottom right corner of the video on the YouTube site.


Dr. Nancy Lopez on the 2020 Census: UNM Newsroom

"Every 10 years, the U.S. Census makes its way into American households, representing the purported aim of our forefathers to see every person in the nation counted, and to use those numbers to determine representation in Congress. As the 2020 census approaches, mired in complications, many are wondering… just who does the census count, and who does it leave behind?"

Full article

(NPR) Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

January 15, 2019 | 9:48 AM ET: A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman order the administration to ... | 15 de enero de 2019 | 9:48 AM ET: Un juez federal de Nueva York falló en contra de la decisión del gobierno de Trump de agregar una pregunta de ciudadanía al censo de 2020. El juez de distrito Jesse Furman ordenó a la administración ...

UPDATE: Yazzie/Martinez v. el Estado de Nuevo México (en Español / in English)

(20 noviembre 2018) ¿Qué ha sucedido? Las familias y los distritos escolares, representados por New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, y también Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, demandaron al Departamento de Educación Pública de Nuevo México (PED, por sus siglas en inglés) y la legislatura estatal por no proporcionar un sistema de educación suficiente y uniforme a todos los estudiantes de Nuevo México lo que es garantizado por la cláusula de educación de la Constitución del Estado de Nuevo México...

El estado tiene hasta el 15 de abril de 2019 para tomar medidas inmediatas para garantizar que las escuelas de Nuevo México tengan los recursos necesarios, incluida la financiación suficiente para proporcionar a todos los estudiantes una educación uniforme y suficiente que los prepare para la universidad y sus carreras.

¿Qué pueden hacer como estudiante o familiar? Comparta este enlace con sus compañeros, familiares y amigos.

Pueden leer más sobre el impacto en Español.

Read more about the impact of the Yazzie/Martínez v. State of New Mexico decision in English.

Undergraduate Race and Social Justice Certificate is Pending Approval

From our faculty advisor, Dr. López: We will soon have our undergraduate certificate open to all! We are currently gathering the necessary paperwork, course lists, and other information we need to get this started, but stay tuned for more information on this exciting development.

Read about the graduate certificate here.


About the Institute for Race and Social Justice

The Institute for Race and Social Justice will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in January 2019. Highlights include:

  • The interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Race and Social Justice
  • Awareness about the 2020 Census
  • The Ethnic Studies Education and Health (ESEH) Research Partnership which helps Albuquerque Public School teachers form lesson plans about race, community, and historic identity

See the UNM Newsroom article about the Race and Social Justice Institute


Upcoming Race and Social Justice Events

Red Word

Red Word

Wed, Apr 24 2019

Talking Circle 2019

Talking Circle 2019

Fri, Apr 26 2019

Nizhoni Powwow

Nizhoni Powwow

Sun, Apr 28 2019

UC Irvine

Fri, May 24 2019   Sat, May 25 2019 

Call for papers:  The resurgence of ultranationalist calls to greatness claim a form of sovereignty based on a nostalgic act of “return.&#8 ... [Read More]