Generation Justice’s event last night was amazing and exactly what I, and I’m sure so many there, needed after such an infamous day. I was so impressed by the young ladies, your team, the forum and honorees. It was a sampling of the best New Mexico has to offer in terms of those who’ve made such substantial long term investment, a program that’s stewarding beautiful young minds into consciousness and action, and a testament to the intrinsic value of our youth’s cultural insight. I came away from the night so energized and hopeful.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
On January 20 2017, we hosted Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, an event to honor these community leaders who have dedicated their lives to building social justice in New Mexico: Roberto Chene, Mary Dudley, Judge John Romero, and Arturo Sandoval.
Nuevo Mexico is historically known for independence, resistance and resilience. We wanted to honor each of these New Mexicans who have the knowledge and experience of upholding the values of love, social justice and equity. #HonorOurGiants
Click on the links below to read the stories of each of these community leaders and hear their heart felt speeches from the evening.
Hear Roberto’s speech during the Standing at the Should of Giants event below:
Hear Mary’s speech during the Standing at the Should of Giants event below:
Hear Arturo’s speech during the Standing at the Should of Giants event below:
Hear John’s speech during the Standing at the Should of Giants event below:
I learned about and honor 3 giants I didn’t know and one I know well. The articles and the videos were very well done. I appreciate the energy, effort and thoughtfulness that went into creating these projects and the evening.
Associate Director, UNM Family Development Program
Thank you, Generation Justice, for filling me with hope and reminding me as you honored four NM social justice giants last night that we are one people, one community, one world. We cannot and will not go back as we follow the love and energy of our young people!
What a meaningful celebration and honoring and reminder of community — thank you!
It was freakin’ amazing. Generation Justice did a great job of educating us and honoring some real heroes. An evening of gratitude and love.
What an inspiring evening! Many thanks to all of you for your hard and heart-felt work!
What an amazing evening created by amazing young people honoring amazing giants. Just what the world needs. Thank you all.
Dorothy L. Kerwin
What an inspiring evening spent at the Generation Justice, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” event honoring Roberto Chene, Mary Dudley, Judge John Romero and Arturo Sandoval! Community. It is who we are. We must strengthen our community–working together and organizing.