Selected Past Work

Making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers and tactics but a process that can and must transform us. -Robin Kelley

We provide this list for those who'd like a sense of our external work as a chapter.

Led a team to engage locally in the national #DefundClimateChaos week of art action. April 2022
Working in solidarity with Nihi Ké’ Baa’ in support of their Love on the Land project, gathering resources for building an off-grid community hub on Diné Bikeyah (Navajo Nation). Nihi Ké’ Baa’ Mutual Aid collective March 2022 - Present
Monthly Unlearning Racism Discussions. March 2022 - Present
Action Every Week social media initiative, offering three possible actions to be taken each week. Actions address local, regional and national issues and range from action hours, letters, and phone calls to public events. BIPOC-led organizations and partners, and active anti-racism practices. February 2022 - Present
By invitation, tabled at the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration 2021 in O'gah Po'ogeh with information on Line 3, supporting Obelisk Defendants, the need for removal of the Kit Carson Monument, and our chapter. Indigenous Peoples Day 2021 October 2021
Coordinated with water protectors returning from Line 3 to distribute information locally about how to donate and take action to Stop Line 3. Stop Line 3 Fall 2021
Provided a safety and security team for a public event to protect Indigenous organizers and attendees from racist threats or harrassment Local Indigenous group Summer 2021
Hosted webinars on the Honor Native Land Tax created by ABQ SURJ in order to further engage people in this region. January-February 2021
Collaborating with SURJ ABQ to host monthly Action Hours targeting elected officials and power holders on a variety of racial justice and adjacent issues. Fall 2020 - Present
Employed various tactics to continue pressure on City government to remove the racist "plaza Obelisk" including letters, phone zaps, and public education campaigns. Three Sisters Collective Summer and Fall 2020
Organized and supported multiple supply drives for Indigenous communities fighting COVID-19. Various groups and organizers from local Pueblo communities as well as the Apache and Navajo nations. June 2020 - August 2021
Phone Zap to Santa Fe City Councilors and Finance Department to cut the Santa Fe Police Budget by 50% and reinvest in our community. Santa Fe While Black July 2020
Led joint SURJ & Walk The Talk safety team, under direction of The Red Nation. Three Sisters Collective's rally on the plaza to support the removal of the racist "Plaza Obelisk" June 2020
Supported Santa Fe While Black (SFWB)'s petition to the Mayor and City Council to defund the Santa Fe Police Department. At SFWB's request, SURJ organizers met with Mayor Webber to call him in to defund the police and reinvest in our community, reiterating SFWB's five demands. Compiled resource and reading list on defunding the police and shared with Mayor and Councilors. Santa Fe While Black June 2020
Restarted Northern NM SURJ. Formed new Organizing Group, revitalized social media accounts, connected with local BIPOC activists to offer support. June 1, 2020
NNM SURJ Organizing Group disbanded. Fall 2017
 Continued monthly meetings of SURJ Education/Outreach Group.  Summer 2017
Facilitated Radical Cultural Awareness training for Retake Our Democracy.  May 2017
Presented Learn About SURJ session for residents of Dixon, NM.  March 2017
Co-hosted community event No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality. Jordan Flaherty (Journalist, Author, Activist) in conversation with Andrea Serrano of OLÉ and Beata Tsosie-Peña of Tewa Women United.  March 2017
Supported University of New Mexico students in their rally and direct action against white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos who was speaking on the Albuquerque campus. Invitation by coalition of UNM students.  January 2017
 Continued monthly meetings of SURJ Education/Outreach Group.  Winter/Spring 2016-17
Hosted a Letters Against Fascism letter-writing night. Letters and emails sent to Electors, Governor of North Dakota, President-Elect trump, and President Obama. Marginalized communities threatened by political appointments and promised policy changes of President-Elect trump.  November 2016
Built 12 Mirror Shields and reinforced 8 more to be sent to water protector camps. Call to action by artist Cannupa Haska Luger in support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  November 2016
Organized fundraising event to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Raised just over $8000. Supply runs to water protector camps by indigenous artist/activist Amber Morningstar Byars and efforts led by The Red Nation.  November 2016
Held second community gathering.

  • Established Education/Outreach Working Group, meets monthly.
  • Established Direct Action Working Group, meets as needed.
 September 2016
Collected donations, and drove pickup truck and UHaul of supplies to water protector camps in North Dakota. NNM SURJ did this supply drive in collaboration with Tewa Women United and Wise Fool New Mexico.  Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  September 2016
Participated in Street Action at Entrada de Don Diego de Vargas to protest Santa Fe Fiestas  Call to action by The Red Nation and Spirit of Po'pay.  September 2016
Participated in march through Downtown Santa Fe calling for Clemency for Leonard Peltier  Call to action by The Red Nation.  August 2016
Held first community gathering.

  • Letter writing night addressing police brutality. Letters sent to Santa Fe Police Department.
 Call to action by The Movement for Black Lives.  August 2016
NNM SURJ created in response to rise in awareness of nationwide violence against people of color, specifically police brutality against black people and the Orlando Pulse nightclub shootings. From the outset, founding group realized necessity to focus on local and indigenous issues.  July 2016