ABQ NOW is a chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). The Chapter was re-opened on June 19th, 2013 after several years of inactivity. We are in the process of appointing officers as we build our membership, write the bylaws, and publicize the chapter throughout the Albuquerque and Central New Mexico area.
      NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
      NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

ABQ NOW meets every 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6-8pm at the Peace Center.

Contact phone #: (505) 459-9860

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/now.abqnm


We are a collective of herbalists working towards creating a sliding scale herb clinic in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
The mission of the Cottonwood Medicine Collective is to empower people to take health into their own hands and develop a deeper connection with plants, through accessible herbal healthcare consultation and education.
We achieve these goals by:
-Honoring the stewards of the earth and herbalists who came before us
-Respecting and encouraging diversity in our environments both ecological and social
-Collaborating with our local community; and
-Fostering the values of respect, love, listening, and care for others, oneself and community.
Email:
cottonwoodmedicine@gmail.com
Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/cottonwoodmedicinecollective/

Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30pm, Palestinian human rights activist Iyad Burnat offers a lecture, “Palestinian Rights: Bil'in and the Non-Violent Resistance” at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW.

     Burnat is the founder and head of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall, a citizen’s group formed in 2004 to deal with regular raids by the Israeli forces. It seeks to slow down the theft of Bil’in’s olive trees and the confiscation of farmland. The group has led weekly demonstrations since 2005 against the Separation Barrier Israel built on Occupied Palestinian land. He is also head of Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bil’in, a pro-Palestinian organization with the stated aims of building a “wide network of people from all over the globe who support Freedom and Justice for all.”

    Bil’in’s fight for survival was documented by Iyad’s brother, Emad Burnat, in the Oscar-nominated documentary, 5 Broken Cameras. First and foremost, Iyad Burnat has been a leading proponent of a non-violent peace protest against the Separation Wall. Resistance has cost Iyad years in jail, the loss of friends murdered by the Israeli military, and injury to his children by the occupying soldiers. Under his skillful eye, Emad captured the images of occupation, and documented the ensuing violence meted out to the protesters, young and old. Iyad was the recipient of the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Conflict 2015.

     Iyad will be selling his recently-published book, Bil’in and the Non-Violent Resistance. This event is open to the public. A suggested cash donation of $10 will be most appreciated; no one will be turned away.  Sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace – Albuquerque. Contact:  Alan Wagman, (575) 590-7942. More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday to Wednesday, Oct 1 to 4, 6pm ONLY, at Guild Cinema

Dir. Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis - 2017 - 100m - No Matinees

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. Trailer HERE

Raise Money for Refugee Children and Celebrate UN Day!

The Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association will host a Trick-or-Treat-for-UNICEF party on Saturday, Oct. 28, 3-5pm at the Peace Center.

     Students, community members, families and kids of all ages are invited to come in  costume, enjoy some snacks, cider, costume parades, games, contests and Halloween fun. There is no charge for admission. However, guests are asked to contribute what you can to the big Trick-or-Treat-for-UNICEF jar at the center of the party (donations from $5-25 or more per attendee will be greatly appreciated).

There will also be game tickets for sale (6 for $1) so that children can play games, win prizes and make their own contributions to UNICEF’s programs to help children. All donations and funds raised will go to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, to help refugee children around the world. There has never been a more critical time to support UNICEF’s work with refugee children.

The UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends study found that 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2016 – larger than the population of the United Kingdom and about 300,000 more than last year. It noted that the pace at which people are becoming displaced remains very high. The UN Refugee Agency notes: “On average, 20 people were driven from their homes every minute last year or one every three seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence.”

This event also celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (Oct. 24, 1945). Today, as at its founding, the United Nations is working to provide peaceful alternatives to violence, to shelter refugees and to improve the quality of life for people all over the world. It’s a formidable job, made even more difficult by attempts by some political leaders, both domestically and globally, to discredit United Nations programs.

Sponsored by the Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. For more information, check out the UNA Albuquerque Chapter on Facebook: facebook.com/unaabq or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join us at the Peace Center, Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30-8pm for an International Day of Peace Forum exploring the intersection between official violence toward refugees and migrants and the re-emergence of domestic ultra-nationalist violence based on race or group membership. In light of recent events in Charlottesville and across the country, we will explore government programs targeting refugees and immigrants and the deeper issues of racism in our society. Please come prepared to commit to action to support safety, dignity and humanity of all. Frito Pie and refreshments will be served.

Speakers include:

-Dr. Jamal Martin, Director of Peace and Global Justice Studies, UNM

-Daniel Vega, Dreamer and Organizer for the NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice

-Jessica Martin, Supervising Attorney, NM Immigrant Law Center

-Speaker from the Refugee Well Being Project, UNM

-Moderator: Dr. Rosemary Blanchard, Chapter President, UN Association ABQ Chapter

You and your family are invited to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and Campaign Nonviolence Week of Direct Actions at the Peace Day Block Party, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 3-7pm at the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, on Silver between Harvard and Cornell (we are closing down Silver from the corner to the alley). This year’s theme is “Together: Safety, Respect & Dignity for All,” and everyone is welcome! There will be music, poetry,dances, food trucks, social justice tables and more. Confirmed live music performers include Medicine Drum Circle, NM Peace Choir, and Eileen & the In-Betweens; poets Hakim Bellamy, Manuel Gonzalez and his daughter Sarita, Aztatl, and Nikki Archuleta; plus face painting by Sarina, an interactive Peace Tree by Peaches & Kyle, and kids drumming with Abram/Nyol.

     The theme this year for UN International Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety & Dignity For All.” This theme will be celebrated by thousands of people all over the world including in Albuquerque. Sponsoring groups are the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association, Power Through Peace, Campaign Nonviolence New Mexico, UNM Peace Studies Program, and the New Mexico Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice.This is a community event to foster conversations about peace and an opportunity to build community and for neighbors to get to know each other better.

     The City of Albuquerque will likely be declaring Sept. 21 International Day of Peace with a proclamation on Sept. 6th. And if you are an educator and want to help your students explore the theme of TOGETHER for Peace – Respect, Safety and Dignity for All, you can get some ideas and resources for lessons and activities and share your students’ work by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Finally, groups around the country will be taking action for peace all week long, from September 16 through 24. If your organization is planning any Action for Peace and Justice during this week, please share your plans with the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center or with Power Through Peace ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) so we can combine all the local actions in addition to our Forum and Block Party

     Please call us if your social justice organization would like to table at the Peace Day Block Party! For more info: 268-9557.

     We are grateful to the City of Albuquerque and especially city councilor Pat Davis and his staffer Sean Foran for all their support of our Peace Day Block Party including providing assistance during the process of obtaining permits and for supporting us by covering the cost of the barricades and traffic control plan. Thank you Pat!

ABQ NOW is a chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). The Chapter was re-opened on June 19th, 2013 after several years of inactivity. We are in the process of appointing officers as we build our membership, write the bylaws, and publicize the chapter throughout the Albuquerque and Central New Mexico area.
      NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
      NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

ABQ NOW meets every 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6-8pm at the Peace Center.

Contact phone #: (505) 459-9860

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/now.abqnm


We are a collective of herbalists working towards creating a sliding scale herb clinic in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
The mission of the Cottonwood Medicine Collective is to empower people to take health into their own hands and develop a deeper connection with plants, through accessible herbal healthcare consultation and education.
We achieve these goals by:
-Honoring the stewards of the earth and herbalists who came before us
-Respecting and encouraging diversity in our environments both ecological and social
-Collaborating with our local community; and
-Fostering the values of respect, love, listening, and care for others, oneself and community.
Email:
cottonwoodmedicine@gmail.com
Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/cottonwoodmedicinecollective/

Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30pm, Palestinian human rights activist Iyad Burnat offers a lecture, “Palestinian Rights: Bil'in and the Non-Violent Resistance” at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW.

     Burnat is the founder and head of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall, a citizen’s group formed in 2004 to deal with regular raids by the Israeli forces. It seeks to slow down the theft of Bil’in’s olive trees and the confiscation of farmland. The group has led weekly demonstrations since 2005 against the Separation Barrier Israel built on Occupied Palestinian land. He is also head of Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bil’in, a pro-Palestinian organization with the stated aims of building a “wide network of people from all over the globe who support Freedom and Justice for all.”

    Bil’in’s fight for survival was documented by Iyad’s brother, Emad Burnat, in the Oscar-nominated documentary, 5 Broken Cameras. First and foremost, Iyad Burnat has been a leading proponent of a non-violent peace protest against the Separation Wall. Resistance has cost Iyad years in jail, the loss of friends murdered by the Israeli military, and injury to his children by the occupying soldiers. Under his skillful eye, Emad captured the images of occupation, and documented the ensuing violence meted out to the protesters, young and old. Iyad was the recipient of the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Conflict 2015.

     Iyad will be selling his recently-published book, Bil’in and the Non-Violent Resistance. This event is open to the public. A suggested cash donation of $10 will be most appreciated; no one will be turned away.  Sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace – Albuquerque. Contact:  Alan Wagman, (575) 590-7942. More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday to Wednesday, Oct 1 to 4, 6pm ONLY, at Guild Cinema

Dir. Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis - 2017 - 100m - No Matinees

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. Trailer HERE

Raise Money for Refugee Children and Celebrate UN Day!

The Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association will host a Trick-or-Treat-for-UNICEF party on Saturday, Oct. 28, 3-5pm at the Peace Center.

     Students, community members, families and kids of all ages are invited to come in  costume, enjoy some snacks, cider, costume parades, games, contests and Halloween fun. There is no charge for admission. However, guests are asked to contribute what you can to the big Trick-or-Treat-for-UNICEF jar at the center of the party (donations from $5-25 or more per attendee will be greatly appreciated).

There will also be game tickets for sale (6 for $1) so that children can play games, win prizes and make their own contributions to UNICEF’s programs to help children. All donations and funds raised will go to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, to help refugee children around the world. There has never been a more critical time to support UNICEF’s work with refugee children.

The UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends study found that 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2016 – larger than the population of the United Kingdom and about 300,000 more than last year. It noted that the pace at which people are becoming displaced remains very high. The UN Refugee Agency notes: “On average, 20 people were driven from their homes every minute last year or one every three seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence.”

This event also celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (Oct. 24, 1945). Today, as at its founding, the United Nations is working to provide peaceful alternatives to violence, to shelter refugees and to improve the quality of life for people all over the world. It’s a formidable job, made even more difficult by attempts by some political leaders, both domestically and globally, to discredit United Nations programs.

Sponsored by the Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. For more information, check out the UNA Albuquerque Chapter on Facebook: facebook.com/unaabq or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join us at the Peace Center, Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30-8pm for an International Day of Peace Forum exploring the intersection between official violence toward refugees and migrants and the re-emergence of domestic ultra-nationalist violence based on race or group membership. In light of recent events in Charlottesville and across the country, we will explore government programs targeting refugees and immigrants and the deeper issues of racism in our society. Please come prepared to commit to action to support safety, dignity and humanity of all. Frito Pie and refreshments will be served.

Speakers include:

-Dr. Jamal Martin, Director of Peace and Global Justice Studies, UNM

-Daniel Vega, Dreamer and Organizer for the NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice

-Jessica Martin, Supervising Attorney, NM Immigrant Law Center

-Speaker from the Refugee Well Being Project, UNM

-Moderator: Dr. Rosemary Blanchard, Chapter President, UN Association ABQ Chapter

You and your family are invited to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and Campaign Nonviolence Week of Direct Actions at the Peace Day Block Party, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 3-7pm at the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, on Silver between Harvard and Cornell (we are closing down Silver from the corner to the alley). This year’s theme is “Together: Safety, Respect & Dignity for All,” and everyone is welcome! There will be music, poetry,dances, food trucks, social justice tables and more. Confirmed live music performers include Medicine Drum Circle, NM Peace Choir, and Eileen & the In-Betweens; poets Hakim Bellamy, Manuel Gonzalez and his daughter Sarita, Aztatl, and Nikki Archuleta; plus face painting by Sarina, an interactive Peace Tree by Peaches & Kyle, and kids drumming with Abram/Nyol.

     The theme this year for UN International Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety & Dignity For All.” This theme will be celebrated by thousands of people all over the world including in Albuquerque. Sponsoring groups are the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association, Power Through Peace, Campaign Nonviolence New Mexico, UNM Peace Studies Program, and the New Mexico Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice.This is a community event to foster conversations about peace and an opportunity to build community and for neighbors to get to know each other better.

     The City of Albuquerque will likely be declaring Sept. 21 International Day of Peace with a proclamation on Sept. 6th. And if you are an educator and want to help your students explore the theme of TOGETHER for Peace – Respect, Safety and Dignity for All, you can get some ideas and resources for lessons and activities and share your students’ work by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Finally, groups around the country will be taking action for peace all week long, from September 16 through 24. If your organization is planning any Action for Peace and Justice during this week, please share your plans with the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center or with Power Through Peace ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) so we can combine all the local actions in addition to our Forum and Block Party

     Please call us if your social justice organization would like to table at the Peace Day Block Party! For more info: 268-9557.

     We are grateful to the City of Albuquerque and especially city councilor Pat Davis and his staffer Sean Foran for all their support of our Peace Day Block Party including providing assistance during the process of obtaining permits and for supporting us by covering the cost of the barricades and traffic control plan. Thank you Pat!

ABQ NOW is a chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). The Chapter was re-opened on June 19th, 2013 after several years of inactivity. We are in the process of appointing officers as we build our membership, write the bylaws, and publicize the chapter throughout the Albuquerque and Central New Mexico area.
      NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
      NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

ABQ NOW meets every 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6-8pm at the Peace Center.

Contact phone #: (505) 459-9860

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/now.abqnm


We are a collective of herbalists working towards creating a sliding scale herb clinic in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
The mission of the Cottonwood Medicine Collective is to empower people to take health into their own hands and develop a deeper connection with plants, through accessible herbal healthcare consultation and education.
We achieve these goals by:
-Honoring the stewards of the earth and herbalists who came before us
-Respecting and encouraging diversity in our environments both ecological and social
-Collaborating with our local community; and
-Fostering the values of respect, love, listening, and care for others, oneself and community.
Email:
cottonwoodmedicine@gmail.com
Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/cottonwoodmedicinecollective/

Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30pm, Palestinian human rights activist Iyad Burnat offers a lecture, “Palestinian Rights: Bil'in and the Non-Violent Resistance” at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW.

     Burnat is the founder and head of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall, a citizen’s group formed in 2004 to deal with regular raids by the Israeli forces. It seeks to slow down the theft of Bil’in’s olive trees and the confiscation of farmland. The group has led weekly demonstrations since 2005 against the Separation Barrier Israel built on Occupied Palestinian land. He is also head of Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bil’in, a pro-Palestinian organization with the stated aims of building a “wide network of people from all over the globe who support Freedom and Justice for all.”

    Bil’in’s fight for survival was documented by Iyad’s brother, Emad Burnat, in the Oscar-nominated documentary, 5 Broken Cameras. First and foremost, Iyad Burnat has been a leading proponent of a non-violent peace protest against the Separation Wall. Resistance has cost Iyad years in jail, the loss of friends murdered by the Israeli military, and injury to his children by the occupying soldiers. Under his skillful eye, Emad captured the images of occupation, and documented the ensuing violence meted out to the protesters, young and old. Iyad was the recipient of the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Conflict 2015.

     Iyad will be selling his recently-published book, Bil’in and the Non-Violent Resistance. This event is open to the public. A suggested cash donation of $10 will be most appreciated; no one will be turned away.  Sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace – Albuquerque. Contact:  Alan Wagman, (575) 590-7942. More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday to Wednesday, Oct 1 to 4, 6pm ONLY, at Guild Cinema

Dir. Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis - 2017 - 100m - No Matinees

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. Trailer HERE

Raise Money for Refugee Children and Celebrate UN Day!

The Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association will host a Trick-or-Treat-for-UNICEF party on Saturday, Oct. 28, 3-5pm at the Peace Center.

     Students, community members, families and kids of all ages are invited to come in  costume, enjoy some snacks, cider, costume parades, games, contests and Halloween fun. There is no charge for admission. However, guests are asked to contribute what you can to the big Trick-or-Treat-for-UNICEF jar at the center of the party (donations from $5-25 or more per attendee will be greatly appreciated).

There will also be game tickets for sale (6 for $1) so that children can play games, win prizes and make their own contributions to UNICEF’s programs to help children. All donations and funds raised will go to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, to help refugee children around the world. There has never been a more critical time to support UNICEF’s work with refugee children.

The UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends study found that 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2016 – larger than the population of the United Kingdom and about 300,000 more than last year. It noted that the pace at which people are becoming displaced remains very high. The UN Refugee Agency notes: “On average, 20 people were driven from their homes every minute last year or one every three seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence.”

This event also celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (Oct. 24, 1945). Today, as at its founding, the United Nations is working to provide peaceful alternatives to violence, to shelter refugees and to improve the quality of life for people all over the world. It’s a formidable job, made even more difficult by attempts by some political leaders, both domestically and globally, to discredit United Nations programs.

Sponsored by the Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. For more information, check out the UNA Albuquerque Chapter on Facebook: facebook.com/unaabq or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join us at the Peace Center, Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30-8pm for an International Day of Peace Forum exploring the intersection between official violence toward refugees and migrants and the re-emergence of domestic ultra-nationalist violence based on race or group membership. In light of recent events in Charlottesville and across the country, we will explore government programs targeting refugees and immigrants and the deeper issues of racism in our society. Please come prepared to commit to action to support safety, dignity and humanity of all. Frito Pie and refreshments will be served.

Speakers include:

-Dr. Jamal Martin, Director of Peace and Global Justice Studies, UNM

-Daniel Vega, Dreamer and Organizer for the NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice

-Jessica Martin, Supervising Attorney, NM Immigrant Law Center

-Speaker from the Refugee Well Being Project, UNM

-Moderator: Dr. Rosemary Blanchard, Chapter President, UN Association ABQ Chapter

You and your family are invited to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and Campaign Nonviolence Week of Direct Actions at the Peace Day Block Party, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 3-7pm at the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, on Silver between Harvard and Cornell (we are closing down Silver from the corner to the alley). This year’s theme is “Together: Safety, Respect & Dignity for All,” and everyone is welcome! There will be music, poetry,dances, food trucks, social justice tables and more. Confirmed live music performers include Medicine Drum Circle, NM Peace Choir, and Eileen & the In-Betweens; poets Hakim Bellamy, Manuel Gonzalez and his daughter Sarita, Aztatl, and Nikki Archuleta; plus face painting by Sarina, an interactive Peace Tree by Peaches & Kyle, and kids drumming with Abram/Nyol.

     The theme this year for UN International Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety & Dignity For All.” This theme will be celebrated by thousands of people all over the world including in Albuquerque. Sponsoring groups are the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association, Power Through Peace, Campaign Nonviolence New Mexico, UNM Peace Studies Program, and the New Mexico Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice.This is a community event to foster conversations about peace and an opportunity to build community and for neighbors to get to know each other better.

     The City of Albuquerque will likely be declaring Sept. 21 International Day of Peace with a proclamation on Sept. 6th. And if you are an educator and want to help your students explore the theme of TOGETHER for Peace – Respect, Safety and Dignity for All, you can get some ideas and resources for lessons and activities and share your students’ work by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Finally, groups around the country will be taking action for peace all week long, from September 16 through 24. If your organization is planning any Action for Peace and Justice during this week, please share your plans with the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center or with Power Through Peace ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) so we can combine all the local actions in addition to our Forum and Block Party

     Please call us if your social justice organization would like to table at the Peace Day Block Party! For more info: 268-9557.

     We are grateful to the City of Albuquerque and especially city councilor Pat Davis and his staffer Sean Foran for all their support of our Peace Day Block Party including providing assistance during the process of obtaining permits and for supporting us by covering the cost of the barricades and traffic control plan. Thank you Pat!

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505-268-9557

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