Statewide Health Equity Gathering
Building Solidarity for Vibrant Communities and Families
on Friday, October 19, 2018

On Friday, October 19th, 2018, the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (HEP) will offer an all-day gathering (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) in Española at Northern New Mexico College Center for the Arts for partners, network members, and allies across New Mexico. This will be followed by a reception (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) at Northern Rio Grande Heritage Center.


Gathering Objectives:

  • Build relations across New Mexico’s diverse communities and sustain a network to advance health equity and social justice.
  • Facilitate change, through peer sharing of community knowledge, organizing tools and techniques, and best and promising practices to build community power.
  • Create a space for participants to feel connected, inspired, empowered, engaged, excited, and informed.

Participants will focus on sharing and learning HOW they do their work: in other words, what tools, techniques and processes they use to deeply engage and organize with community members, strengthen leadership, and build community power. The tools and techniques shared will be rooted in community members lived experiences. Tools and techniques may include utilizing:

  • Art (zines, theatre poetry, murals, photos, graphics, etc.) for health equity & social justice;
  • Community organizing tools;
  • Community and asset mapping tools; and
  • Research methodologies.

These tools and techniques will be shared via hands on activities, experiential learning, and small group dialogues.


Click here to see the event agenda. 


We are thankful for the generous support from our funders and co-sponsors: Northern New Mexico College’s Office of Equity and Diversity, RISE Men and Boys of Color, Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Please reach out to Vaughan Glidden with questions about HEP’s Statewide Health Equity Gathering.

GIFT Training: Participants are also invited to join us the day after the Statewide Health Equity Gathering, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 for a transformative day-long fundraising training, Building People Powered Movements: Grassroots Fundraising Fundamentals in Española at Northern New Mexico College for organizations across New Mexico. The national organization, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) will offer the training. This training is organized and brought to you by Chainbreaker Collective, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, and NewMexicoWomen.Org. You can click here to learn more about the training and to register.