The UNM Art Museum hosts a community gathering and discourse-driven event, where community members are invited to participate in conversations about the complex issues surrounding policing, civil rights, advocacy, healing and action.

The event is Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at 11 a.m. with an introduction and featured keynote speakers. Conversations with the presenters follows at 11:40 a.m., and a closing music and poetry performance concludes the event at 1:45 p.m. The event will be held at the UNM Art Museum and is free and open to the public.

Focusing on the creative and constructive programs that many Albuquerque organizations and individuals have produced, this day will highlight the ways in which presenters proactively work to empower New Mexico citizens and develop initiatives that promote change from the ground up.

Inspired by collaborative presentation formats such as “World Café” and Building Movement’s “Peñas” attendees will sit down and intimately engage with 10 - 12 different organizers to hear perspectives on policing and civic action as it relates to Albuquerque and New Mexico. Through this format we hope to create a space for dialogue, critical reflection, and community building.

Table facilitators include Carlos Contreras & Diahndra Grill of Just Write, Alicia Lueras Maldonado of Building Movement & Encuentro, Denicia Cadena of Young Woman United and Nick Estes and Melanie Yazzie of Red Nation among others.