On Sunday, June 6th, the New Mexico Justice Alliance put together an event with live music and speakers in the Santa Fe Plaza. We were excited to be volunteers, taking photos and video to document the event. Although it was a small role to play, we think it’s important for everyone to use their skills to speak up for justice!

After living in Los Angeles for years, it is strange to be in a small city during these historic times. On the one hand, Santa Fe feels hidden away and withdrawn from what’s happening in the rest of the country. On the other hand, it feels great to be in a city small enough where you feel like you can have a real impact. We believe that significant changes can be made in Santa Fe, and we’re looking forward to being a part of that change. Another added bonus is that everyone in Santa Fe seems privy to wearing masks, and we were all able to keep a safe distance.

The topic of the day at this event was “What does your America look like?” and a handful of the guests took the mic to deliver passionate statements about racial injustice and what they hope for our country. Many of the speakers were young kids, and we were amazed at their bravery and eloquence! The event ended with a guided meditation in tribute to George Floyd that lasted for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. It was moving to see everyone lying on their stomach in solidarity.

We hope to attend many more events like this! We will do everything we can to keep the momentum going, systematic racism is no longer acceptable in Santa Fe, or anywhere else in the country.


Protesting in Santa Fe

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