Organizing can be considered as one of the highest forms of Art. It requires equal measures of creative thought, patience, compassion, problem solving, awareness and selflessness. In this episode of Broken Boxes Podcast we get into conversation with community organizer and global revolutionary Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos. Her insight and words of advice regarding self care and community level connectivity are invigorating and desperately needed food for thought as we continue to stand up for what we believe in.
Here is the conversation with Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos:
More about the artist:
Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos is currently the Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at the University of New Mexico. In this role, Alma Rosa is committed to creating a space that provides service to UNM students, faculty and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations through support, advocacy, education and safety. She has also been a community organizer in her hometown of Albuquerque, NM since the late 1990’s, and has worked throughout New Mexico facilitating local and rural communities to self-organize for social justice. She has worked with many local, statewide, regional, national, bi-national non-profits and currently is part a member of the Board of Directors for the Transgender Resource Center of NM (TGRCNM). She is also a co-founding member of Young Women United, local grass-roots non-profit organization founded in 1999. Alma Rosa continues to organize and advocate for social justice while working towards LGBTQ* recognition, acceptance, equal rights and liberation.