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About the Culture Change Initiative

The City of Albuquerque Office of Equity and Inclusion was established by Mayor Tim Keller in 2018. This year, we launched the Mayor’s Equity Training Initiative. Every month, our office will provide learning opportunities for City Employees to become involved in changing the culture in local government so that our City can achieve our goals of making Albuquerque more equitable, inclusive and anti-racist.

We kicked off this training initiative in January 2020 with a few departments and have expanded our reach by opening our trainings to all City employees. Our goal is for every City employee to have the opportunity to attend our workshops. These workshops will be repeated monthly, and new ones will be added over the year, so that those who wish to keep building their equity awareness have many opportunities to do so. Since March, due to the pandemic and practicing physical distancing, all of our learning opportunities have shifted to digital trainings for the time being.

The training curriculum is listed below, and the announcement from Mayor Keller is linked here.

  • Racial Equity 101
  • Anti-Racism and Social Justice Book/Article Reading Circle
  • Community Conversations
  • Language Access
  • Lunch Dialogues
    • Racial Equity Vocab
    • Healing Racial Trauma
  • People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond-Undoing Racism Workshop
  • Understanding Intersectionality
  • Reading Data from and Equity Lens
  • Cultural Competence 101
  • Planning & Implementing Culture Change Strategies
  • SAFE ZONE Training
  • LGBTQ and Senior Citizens
  • Civil Rights
  • Fair Housing
  • Introduction to Americans with Disabilities Act