This is a two day gathering sponsored by the Ben Lujan Leadership and Public Policy Institute along with several partners including the New Mexico Acequia Association, New Mexico Land Grant Council, New Mexico Highlands University, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, ENLACE, and GEAR UP.
The purpose of the institute is to inspire hope and capture the imagination of veteran community leaders and youth to build upon work in the areas of land and water, agricultural revitalization, and youth education. The Institute will take place at New Mexico Highlands University at Kennedy Hall from 9:30am on May 19th through 4:30pm on May 20th.
Our objectives for the institute are to convene community leaders, youth, and students to learn from successful projects and campaigns to protect land and water rights, to discuss ways to replicate projects that demonstrate the viability of land-based livelihoods, and to identify strategies to integrate community interests and knowledge into the educational system.
Click here for the registration brochure. Everyone is invited.