The University of New Mexico's Native American Studies and Chicana & Chicano Studies departments host the third annual Ethnic Studies and Alumni Town Hall on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. it’s being co-hosted by each program’s Alumni groups.

This webinar will be hosted virtually on Zoom, click here to register in advance.

There will be three sessions focusing on high school achievement, legislation and the Yazzie/Martinez education ruling case and reports from various institutions and initiatives.

Starting at 9 a.m. Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales, Ryan Stewart or Katarina Sandoval, Tiffany Lee and Irene Vasquez will speak about UNM ethnic studies, including program updates, Native American studies and Chicana and Chicano studies.

From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. panelists consisting of Micha Bitsinnie, Corky Frausto, Gabino Noriega and Keith Sanchez, as well as commentator Patricia Trujillo and moderator Irene Vasquez, will speak about high school pedagogical strategies for successfully retaining students and creating a path to college.

From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. panelists consisting of Senator Linda Lopez, Representative Roybal Caballero, Alexandria Taylor and Amy Whitfield, as well as commentator Barbara Damron and moderator Froilan Orozco, will discuss state and legislative priorities and the governor’s advisory council for racial justice.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., following a short break filled with updates by ethnic and racial justice leaders, panelists consisting of Dr. Lloyd Lee, Representative Regis Pecos, Jasmine Yepa, and LaShawna Tso, as well as commentator Dr. Glenabah Martinez and moderator Dr. Tiffany Lee about Yazzie/Martinez status, the Tribal Education Alliance and Indian Education (NMPED).

Ethnic Studies Town Hall