Graduate and Undergraduate Certificate

What happens when faculty and students from different disciplines explore the contours of race and social justice? The "Race & Social Justice Interdisciplinary Certificate" is designed as an area of specialization for community members and students pursuing a humanities, social sciences, art, or professional degree at UNM

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UNM Race and Social Justice Graduate Certificate Available to Enrolled and Non-Enrolled UNM Students, Community, Staff, Faculty

Undergraduate Version of the Race and Social Certificate will be available starting Fall 2020

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2020 Census

census_smaller.jpgThe self-response period for the 2020 Census has started and people can now begin to respond to the Census in one of three ways: online, by paper, or by phone.

***OPPORTUNITY*** 2020 Census FREE Raffle Enter by 5/30 - 200 prizes @$50 each - Flyers Attached.

In an effort to leverage some of the trusted messengers in our communities, Rep. Deb Haaland recorded a special video message to encourage New Mexicans to participate in the census, and in doing so, ensuring billions in federal funding make their way to our communities for the next 10 years.

Student Evaluations of Teaching

American Sociological Association Statement

A formal statement issued by the American Sociological Association ( www.asanet.org/studentevaluations), and endorsed by 17 other scholarly associations, describes the current use of student evaluations of teaching as “problematic” and identifies ways to use student feedback appropriately as one part of holistic assessment of teaching effectiveness in institutions of higher education.

Articles about Student Evaluations

Rice University reviewed the literature about the bias in student evaluations of teaching, organized according to common areas of interest: Student Ratings of Instructors: a Literature Review (2015) and Research on Student Ratings Continues to Evolve. We Should, Too. (2018) 

Call for Submissions

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: 15 October 2020

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)

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

The Institute for American Indian Education (IAIE) is hosting a virtual summit on May 15th from 10AM to 12:30PM to address the impact of the Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico ruling on the current state of Indian education. The summit will be presented in Parts I and II which will include updates and opportunities for discussions among all attendees. A link to participate in the summit will be sent after registration.


Upcoming Race and Social Justice Events

(National) The Research Institute for Scholars of Equity (RISE)

(National) The Research Institute for Scholars of Equity (RISE)

Thu, May 28 2020   Thu, May 28 2020 

Note from Director Nancy Lopez: RISE Paid Summer Opportunity for UNM Undergrad students interested in Grad School, Critical Race Theory and Education ... [Read More]

(National) 2020 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI)

(National) 2020 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI)

Tue, Jun 02 2020   Sun, Jun 07 2020 

Apply for IQRMI For Early Career Faculty About the Institute: Since 2015, the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) has organized the ... [Read More]

(National) Island Feminisms

(National) Island Feminisms

Sat, Jun 13 2020   Mon, Jun 15 2020 

Island feminist perspectives start with the lived experiences, challenges, and opportunities of islanders, recognizing that these are continuously sha ... [Read More]

(National) 2020 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI)

(National) 2020 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI)

Sun, Jun 21 2020   Fri, Jun 26 2020 

Apply for IQRMI For Advanced Doctoral Students About the Institute: Since 2015, the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) has organiz ... [Read More]

(International) CRFR Conference

Mon, Jun 22 2020   Wed, Jun 24 2020 

"Edinburgh University is delighted to be hosting the Centre for Research and Families and Relationships International Conference 2020 between June 22n ... [Read More]

(National) Professional Development in Policy Research & Analysis Faculty Leaders Program

(National) Professional Development in Policy Research & Analysis Faculty Leaders Program

Wed, Jul 01 2020   Fri, Jul 31 2020 

Through the Next Generation Initiative’s Faculty Leaders Program, the Pardee RAND Graduate School seeks to build diversity in public policy thro ... [Read More]

(National) Latino Studies Association, Beyond Borders

(National) Latino Studies Association, Beyond Borders

Wed, Jul 15 2020   Sat, Jul 18 2020 

The 4th Biennial Conference Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis, Proposal Deadline:EXTENDED TO December 1, 2019 11:59pm EST Walls. Chi ... [Read More]

(National) Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis

(National) Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis

Wed, Jul 15 2020   Sat, Jul 18 2020 

The conference, “Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis,” will be hosted by the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, India ... [Read More]

(National) 2020 Association of Black Sociologists

(National) 2020 Association of Black Sociologists

Sat, Aug 08 2020   Mon, Aug 10 2020 

ABS@50! (2020) In 2020, the Association of Black Sociologists will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a range of initiatives in and beyond the organi ... [Read More]

(National) 2020 American Sociological Association

(National) 2020 American Sociological Association

Sat, Aug 08 2020   Tue, Aug 11 2020 

Theme: Power, Inequality and Resistance at Work Submissions for the 115th ASA Annual Meeting are open. The deadline to submit is January 29, 2020 at 1 ... [Read More]

(New Date) Intersectionality at 30

(New Date) Intersectionality at 30

Thu, Oct 01 2020   Thu, Oct 01 2020 

The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) invite a wide range of proposals for I ... [Read More]

(National) 2020 Latinx Racial Equity Summit

(National) 2020 Latinx Racial Equity Summit

Wed, Oct 14 2020   Sat, Oct 17 2020 

2020 Latinx Racial Equity Summit, 4/15-4/18/20, Houston Texas, Pacific Educational Group ... [Read More]

20th Anniversary of Diversity Challenge

20th Anniversary of Diversity Challenge

Fri, Oct 23 2020   Sat, Oct 24 2020 

The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) invites you to join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of ISPRC and Diversit ... [Read More]

(National) The Latinx Summit for Courageous Conversation

(National) The Latinx Summit for Courageous Conversation

Mon, Oct 26 2020   Fri, Oct 30 2020 

The Latinx Summit for Courageous Conversation is our annual convening of Latinx people to build capacity for racial equity leadership in the United ... [Read More]

La Cosecha 2020

La Cosecha 2020

Wed, Nov 04 2020   Sat, Nov 07 2020 

Organized for teachers, by teachers, La Cosecha Dual Language Conference provides a unique opportunity to share best practices and resources, provides ... [Read More]

UNM Fall Intersession Class

UNM Fall Intersession Class

Wed, Dec 16 2020   Sun, Dec 20 2020 

UNM FALL INTERSESSION CLASSWeek After FinalsDec.16-Dec.20, 2019Monday- Friday9:00am- 5:00pm- Upper division undergraduate course available for graduat ... [Read More]

(Rescheduled) UNM-Gallup Diversity Summit 2020

(Rescheduled) UNM-Gallup Diversity Summit 2020

Thu, Apr 15 2021   Fri, Apr 16 2021