Con Alma Health Foundation is pleased to participate in the second annual National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 16. The day was established in 2017 by more than 550 leaders from around the United States who wanted to set aside a day to take action together to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity, and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

The National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort – a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

National Day of Racial Healing activities will take place both online and offline. For social media, please follow what’s happening around the country by using hashtag #NDORH.

Con Alma Health Foundation Invites you to join us for this year’s Anti-Racism Day in New Mexico events in Albuquerque and in Santa Fe.

Please Join the Deconstructing Racism Committee for the New Mexico Anti-Racism Day Albuquerque Event on Tuesday, January 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Simms Space, 400 Gold SW 7th Floor. Youth representatives will be presenting their entries from the Youth Challenge and refreshments will also be provided. Contact nmantiracismday@gmail.com for more information.

And in Santa Fe at the Roundhouse for  the Deconstructing Racism Committee’s Anti-Racism Day in New Mexico Santa Fe Event. This year Anti-Racism Day takes place on Tuesday, January 23, 2018with an event from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Santa Fe Capitol Rotunda. The event includes Senator Linda Lopez and Representative Javier Martinez speaking on past and future legislative activities addressing Institutional Racism, New Mexican youths presenting on “How Racism has Affected Me”,  and a Keynote speech by the New Mexico Dream Team.  The New Mexico Dream Team is a “statewide network committed to create power for multigenerational, undocumented, and mixed status families towards liberation.”  Visit partnering organizations’ information tables in the West Hall throughout the day.

For more information see The New Mexico Health Equity Working Group Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NMHEWG

Con Alma has supported and participated in the New Mexico Health Equity Working Group’s Anti-Racism Day since its inception in 2009.

As the state’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to health, we understand how race, ethnicity, income, and zip code can affect a person’s health and wellbeing. Supporting culturally diverse populations is one of our priorities in advocating for a healthy New Mexico. Through grants and initiatives, Con Alma is focused on achieving health equity so all people have an equal chance at living a healthy life.

Our work in promoting health for all in New Mexico is strengthened by our joining the growing number of state and local organizations as well as individuals, state senators, and representatives in signing the New Mexico Health Equity Working Group’s anti-racism pledge. This pledge addresses individual and systemic racism, is in alignment with Con Alma’s organizational values, and addresses the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s definition of racial healing:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation defines racial healing as a process for facilitating trust and building authentic relationships that bridge the divides created by real and perceived differences among people and in communities. It recognizes the need to acknowledge and tell the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism and address the present consequences. It can also help inspire collective action within and across diverse groups of people in order to create policies and practices that foster more equitable organizations and communities.

We encourage and invite our communities and partners in New Mexico to join in and share your ideas and actions by joining the conversation on National Day of Racial Healing by using #NDORH #TRHT