About Anti-Racism Day
Every year, NM Health Equity Working Group through the Deconstructing Racism Committee coordinates and hosts Anti-Racism day for the state of New Mexico. This year, it occurred on January 31st, 2017. This committee focuses on creating systems level change through proposed memorials or bills that call on all state agencies to assess their own policies and structures to ensure that they are utilizing an anti-racist lens within every level of their work. On Anti-Racism Day itself, community members from all across New Mexico gather at the Santa Fe Rotunda to share stories of how racism has impacted them while calling on all representatives to take a stance against inequities perpetrated through racist policies.
For youth who are interested in submitting an essay or art entry for Anti-Racism Day with the chance to formally present your work at the Santa Fe Capitol, please see the guidelines.
To read the Governor’s Proclamation of Anti-Racism day, please click on the following link.
For those who are interested in signing on to our anti-racism pledge, or for those just looking to learn more about how they can get involved in the movement, please see the following resource.