Local Values – Northern New Mexico SURJ

Northern New Mexico has been colonized multiple times: by Spain, Mexico and now, the United States. The most recent influx is particularly compromised of many folks of Anglo ancestry. We hold awareness that the effects of these colonizations are still very visible in all of our lives. As white people committed to working for racial justice, we MUST recognize ourselves as colonials. We continually strive to understand our roles as New-Comers to the nations and cultures which have existed here centuries prior to our arrival.

As white people inhabiting this colonized land, we stand in solidarity with the different communities of color and indigenous communities that live in Northern New Mexico and their struggles for justice and equity. From a place of privilege in racial hierarchy, we commit ourselves to examining and dismantling white supremacy as we experience it in ourselves, our institutions, our communities, and our culture.

By Favianna Rodriguez, courtesy of justseeds
By Favianna Rodriguez, courtesy of justseeds