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Call for submissions

InstituteRedVertical Special Geneology Issue "What’s Your “Street Race?” Cartographies and Ontologies of “Race” and the Future of Knowledge Production on Inequality, Resistance and Social Justice" Deadline: March 15, 2020

Intersession Class Available!

Great new class available Sociology 430* Intersectionality, Race, Gender, Class for Social Policy

This very relevant class will be offered as a one week only intensive course from December 16-20, 2019.

About 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.

New Resource: Association and Organizational Statements on Race

May 2019 - The Institute is curating statements from scholarly, community-oriented, and human rights-focused organizations on race and racial discrimination in our world. Take a look here and contact us if you have any suggestions to add. Non-English suggestions are always welcomed.

Other resources:


UNM Named Recipient of the Lumina Racial Justice and Equity Grant

June 12, 2019 - The University of New Mexico is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $50,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to enhance the general education curriculum with teaching and learning around race and social justice. From a pool of 312 nation-wide applicants, UNM was...(read more)

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

On Race, Rights, & Reparations

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.

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

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 celebrated its tenth anniversary in January 2019. Highlights included:

  • 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

Black Cultural Conference: Blackness Unchained

Black Cultural Conference: Blackness Unchained

Thu, Sep 19 2019   Sat, Sep 21 2019 

Keynote: Radical Self Care by Ericka Huggins ... [Read More]

Institute Meeting

Wed, Sep 25 2019   Wed, Sep 25 2019 

General meeting of the Institute for Race and Social Justice Discussion Topics: Got Rights? Student/Faculty Academic Freedom, Academic Justice and Bil ... [Read More]

2019 International Critical p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ Praxis Congress

2019 International Critical p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ Praxis Congress

Fri, Sep 27 2019   Sat, Sep 28 2019 

The 2019 International Critical p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ Praxis Congress, a transdisciplinary event br ... [Read More]

5th Annual NAACP Albuquerque Civil Rights & Diversity Conference

5th Annual NAACP Albuquerque Civil Rights & Diversity Conference

Fri, Sep 27 2019   Fri, Sep 27 2019 

Theme: Together We Advance Registration: $40 (includes lunch) visit naacpabq.org or call 505.797.2750 ... [Read More]

2020 AAAS Call for Papers is now open!

2020 AAAS Call for Papers is now open!

Wed, Oct 02 2019   Thu, Apr 09 2020 

Troubling Politics Wendy Cheng and Jan Padios, Program Co-Chairs   This year’s conference takes seriously its location - Washington, D.C. - ... [Read More]

(Local) Imagining America National Gathering

Fri, Oct 18 2019   Sun, Oct 20 2019 

The Imagining America National Gathering is an annual gathering of public scholars, artists, students, designers, and cultural organizers who are addr ... [Read More]

Mentoring Institute 2019

Mentoring Institute 2019

Mon, Oct 21 2019   Sat, May 25 2019 

(National) International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference

(National) International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference

Wed, Oct 23 2019   Fri, Oct 25 2019 

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference serves as a gathering place for networking and associat ... [Read More]

IARSLCE Conference

Wed, Oct 23 2019   Fri, Oct 25 2019 

The wait is almost over! The 2019 Conference Call for Proposals will be out by mid-March. For those planning their budgets, conference registration ra ... [Read More]

BC Diversity Challenge

Fri, Oct 25 2019   Sat, Oct 26 2019 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College invites you to join us for the Institute's 18th a ... [Read More]

American Studies Association Annual Meeting

American Studies Association Annual Meeting

Thu, Nov 07 2019   Sun, Nov 10 2019 

The American Studies Association annual meeting is a place for scholars, teachers, students, activists, and artists to share interdisciplinary researc ... [Read More]

(National) 2019 Independent Charter School Symposium

(National) 2019 Independent Charter School Symposium

Sun, Nov 17 2019   Tue, Nov 19 2019 

Join us at the 2019 Independent Charter School Symposium from November 17-19, 2019 at the Hotel Albuquerque as we articulate a collective vision for t ... [Read More]

Afro-Latin American Research Institute

Wed, Dec 11 2019   Fri, Dec 13 2019 

The field of Afro-Latin American Studies as defined in Afro-Latin America: An Introduction is understood as “the study of people of African ance ... [Read More]

(National) Sociologists for Women in Society

(National) Sociologists for Women in Society

Thu, Jan 30 2020   Sun, Feb 02 2020 

Feminist Futures in the Global South: Research, Activism and Creativity President-Elect, Josephine Beoku-Betts The thematic vision for the 2020 SWS Wi ... [Read More]

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

Sat, Mar 07 2020

Join students from across New Mexico in discussing and addressing the social issues identified by NM youth. What is a high school diversity conference ... [Read More]

CRS Symposium 2020

CRS Symposium 2020

Thu, Mar 12 2020   Fri, Mar 13 2020 

Gerald P. López published Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice in 1992, and for three decades the book ha ... [Read More]

Geneology Call for Submissions

Geneology Call for Submissions

Thu, Mar 12 2020   Thu, Mar 12 2020 

Call for Submissions Special Issue "What’s Your “Street Race?” Cartographies and Ontologies of “Race” and the Future of ... [Read More]

2020 Latinx Racial Equity Summit

Wed, Apr 15 2020   Sat, Apr 18 2020 

More information forthcoming ... [Read More]

(NATIONAL) American Educational Research Association

(NATIONAL) American Educational Research Association

Fri, Apr 17 2020   Sun, Jun 21 2020 

Meeting Theme: The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researcher and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate; Abstracts Deadline: July 1 ... [Read More]

Videos


Health Equity and Racism
Gilbert Gee, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA (2016)

New Jim Crow
Shiv Desai (2014)

Students Speak Up: Avicra Luckey, UNM Multimedia Journalism
Karla Kingsley, Ph.D. and Kris Goodrich, Ph.D. (2014)

Hand in Hand
Jamal Martin (2014)

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