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Planning Department Hosting Series of Free Civic Skills Workshops on Racial Equity in Planning

Workshops to create dialogue on how planning has impacted communities of color, harness the power of planning to inspire change.

October 21, 2019

The City of Albuquerque Planning Department will host a series of Civic Skills workshops through the month of October and the public is encouraged to attend. The workshops will cover a history of land use and planning processes and decisions and how those have impacted communities of color. The department seeks to engage the public in a discussion about equity in planning moving forward.

“The planning process has the power to either reinforce or break through the status quo, shaping neighborhoods and the future of our city. By leveraging the power of community planning, we’re working collaboratively to plan our built environment with increased equity and inclusion,” said Mayor Tim Keller. He added, “Together, we’re re-writing processes that have marginalized too many people in our community and disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color.”

Staff from the Planning Department, Economic Development, and Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency will be presenting on how the city is actively promoting equity and inclusion through planning.

The Civic Skills workshops take place as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 22 at 4:45 p.m., Johnny Tapia Wells Park Community Center, Activity Room and Game Room
  • Thursday, October 24 at 6:00pm, Asian Family Community Center.
  • Saturday, October 26 at 9:45 a.m., Barelas Community Center, Computer Lab and Art Room
  • Tuesday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m., International District Economic Development Center
  • Thursday, October 31 at 11:45 a.m., Joan Jones Community Center, A/C Room and Game Room

Each Workshop is roughly 2.5 hours. Lunch or dinner will be served. Activities for youth ages 6+ will be available. Spanish interpretation will be available. To request additional language translation, please contact Francine Pacheco at [email protected] or (505) 924-3345.