Courageous Conversations @ CNM

Join the CNM Equity Council in a series of monthly Courageous Conversations that encourage growth in cultural competency.

Contact

Email: equity_council@cnm.edu

Equity Chair
Sonya Lara
slara14@cnm.edu

The Courageous Conversations series encourages participants to self-evaluate their behaviors and contributions from a multicultural perspective. Courageous Conversations is a safe space to grow and develop an equity lens.


Courageous Conversations

Our conversations will work to increase racial knowledge, skill, and language to achieve equity in socioeconomic markers such as employment, pay, and education. Everyone (faculty, staff, students) at CNM is encouraged to participate.

CNM Equity Council is sponsoring/leading the conversations, moderated by Cathryn McGill, Founder/Director of the NM Black Leadership Council.

Celebrating Juneteenth

June 14, 2022 from Noon - 1:30 p.m.

CNM recognizes Juneteenth which will be observed by the college on June 20, 2022.

Join us in this conversation which will be focused on providing historical and present day implications on the observance of the holiday.

Register for this Conversation

Previous Courageous Conversations

Urgency vs. Emergency: Race, Reform, Public Safety with Dr. Finnie Coleman

June 23, 2021 from Noon – 1 p.m.

The differences in our reactions to incidents and trends will be the focus of this opening event in the Courageous Conversations Series. We will look at local and national trends as we create a framework that allows us to co-create steps to move from talk to action, from theory to practice, and from disparity to equity. You might also describe this opening discussion as “No more Talk about it, we are poised and ready to Be about it.”

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Disaggregating the Hispanic Experience, Part 1

July 28, 2021 from Noon - 1 p.m.

In this conversation, three expert panelists will discuss ethnicity and race as it relates to Hispanic communities at CNM and in the state of New Mexico.

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In Support of Establishing Land Acknowledgements for Native Americans

August 25, 2021 from Noon - 1 p.m.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to our Native American community. Join the CNM Native American Task Team (NATT) and community leaders as they discuss an important way to recognize and acknowledge the experiences of Native Americans in New Mexico.

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Disaggregating the Hispanic Experience, Part 2

September 22, 2021 from Noon - 1 p.m.

Join our three expert panelists and the CNM Hispanic Heritage Task Team as they discuss ethnicity and race as it relates to Hispanic communities at CNM and in the state of New Mexico.

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Black and Asian Communities:  Small Populations, Big Contributions

October 27, 2021 from Noon - 1 p.m.

Learn how Black and Asian community leaders are helping shape New Mexico. This month's panel includes: 

  • Representative Kay Bounkeua
  • Senator Harold Pope Jr.
  • Sachi Watase, NM Asian Family Center
  • Alexandria Taylor, NMCSAP & NM Black Central Organizing Committee

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Native American Heritage Month:  Self Reflection

November 17, 2021 from Noon - 1 p.m.

Join us as we learn more about and celebrate Native American Heritage.

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