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What We Do

Transforming Systems

New Mexico Social Justice & Equity Institute (NMSJEI) advocates to transforming systems that sustain health disparities resulting from centuries of environmental deterioration by the uranium mining industry, institutional racism directed towards Indigenous communities, and multi-generational trauma.

 

NMSJEI works to:

  • Engage our community to execute collective action through education and institutional knowledge for working with various public and policy change arenas.

  • Organize and mobilize our cohort of informed and equipped community members to take action and address the issues that will improve their lives.

  • Sponsor training and provide technical assistance on conducting health impact assessments, an assessment tool that provides a set of evidence-based recommendations to inform decision-making.

  • Develop expertise in conducting health impact assessments that seek to maximize the positive health impacts and minimize the negative health impacts of proposed policies, programs, and projects.

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Our Mission

Using a health equity lens, the New Mexico Social Justice & Equity Institute seeks to change systems that perpetuate environmental health disparities related to the impacts of institutional racism and multi-generational trauma, by empowering participating communities within the county to impact equitable policy change.

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Our Vision

We have changed systems that perpetuated environmental and health disparities related to the impacts of institutional racism and multi-generational trauma. We have healthy communities in which the following elements are increasingly evident:  

  • Community Wellness 

  • Cultural Respect 

  • Educational Quality

  • Access to Services 

  • Individual and Family Wellness

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Learn More About Us

Our Truth Telling Project podcasts and streaming online broadcasts

Voices of the Indigenous Peoples website featuring videos, and sponsorship of the Arizona and New Mexico segments for the International Uranium Film Festival.

The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings with stakeholders and community members across McKinley County-policies, programs, and projects.

We cover the latest news and announcements 

In the media.

Our board members have coalesced around volunteerism, leadership development, fundraising, and various other activities to engage members of our growing community. Volunteer today & work with our board members!

Uranium Film Festival

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Community Relations

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Community Gathering

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Community Event
Community Event
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New Mexico Social Justice Outdoor Event
New Mexico Social Justice Outdoor Event
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Wage Theft Presentation

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