Come see us at the Juntos Local Arts and Music Show

Join Juntos and YES! youth in welcoming community members to participate in our first Local Art Show at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Artists include volunteers who have been involved in the social, climate and environmental justice fight. We will also host a film screening to follow after the art show. Juntos wants to invite the community into our space to collaborate creativity, ideas, visions and goals for the energy future in our state. At Juntos, we know that “art is power” and this event is an opportunity to express the struggle New Mexican communities fight for everyday!

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 Join us in Calling for Required Community Health Studies in Grants Mineral Belt Uranium Legacy Waste Communities

CVNM Education Fund Western New Mexico Organizer Talia Boyd is organizing in her community to require health studies in areas that continue to be impacted by uranium legacy waste. Stand in solidarity with these communities and join us by signing our petition.

The Grants Mineral Belt extends into McKinley, Cibola, Bernalillo, and Sandoval counties, including surrounding tribal communities. Since the 1940s, uranium extraction has occurred in the Grants Mineral Belt. The NM Mining and Minerals Division has identified 259 mining sites in NM that produced uranium, 137 of those with no record of any reclamation. There are also three uranium superfund sites in the region. Several mines were abandoned which now pose severe health risks of  and adverse environmental effects in nearby communities. A comprehensive health study of the Grants Mineral Belt communities has never been conducted. The state has no system in place to monitor health conditions as they relate to the uranium waste sites or industrial processes. By understanding the impacts industrial processes have on communities over time, health studies provide insight into community planning that supports sustainable development. Read and sign the full petition here.