Taking Action with Conservation Voters New Mexico

Saturday, April 20, 2024 2pm – 4pm

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Do you want to learn how we can make a difference? Do you want to learn about New Mexico's most pressing environmental issues, and what is being done to solve them? Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is New Mexico's oldest statewide, nonpartisan nonprofit that is committed to connecting the people of New Mexico to their political power to protect our air, land and water for a healthy Land of Enchantment. CVNM Advocates will discuss our most pressing environmental issues, what people are doing to solve them, and ways you can join in the effort to help build a cleaner, greener future for New Mexico. A live reading by local poets Ryan Dennison and mai c. doan will kick off the event held in the 516 ARTS gallery space.

mai c. doan is a poet, writer, and grief worker rooted in ancestral and earth-based spiritual practice. They write and teach writing as a creative and contemplative practice to deepen self-connection and affirm our inherent belonging to ourselves, our stories, and the earth. mai is the author of water/tongue, a 2020 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. They live in Albuquerque, NM with their dog, Story. Connect with them at maicdoan.com.

Ryan Dennison is a Diné transdisiplinary artist and musician from Tohatchi, NM. Dennison’s influence in performance art and music composition has been present since 2008, their work reflects queer brown boy love, dreams, intimacy and entanglement while negotiating space in land poems and queer body constellations of intimacy.