Reflection and Report Back from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Margaret E. Montoya Writing & Wellness Retreat 2022

New Mexico was in Bloom!
STEM researcher Quark Nandagopalan investigates the properties of Fluid Dynamics.
  • Professors Francisco Valdes, Jennifer Hill, and Steven Bender published the Critical Justice casebook after 11 years of work. The book gathers social movements and the legacy of critical race theory — I am eager to participate in the advancement of their project by disseminating these lessons among activist youth.
  • There’s a lot of literature coming out on the rights and the racially-inflected experiences of incarcerated people during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will go down like our Holodomor.
  • Reparations are at the root of so many conversations, which is necessary for the paradigm shift in our discussions of history and justice.
  • I learned novel ways of considering: (1) power in the classroom; (2) legal frameworks for accountability in international law; and (3) the multiple overlaps and intersections of racism and public health.
  • Finally, Professor Montoya shared an insight into her current effort: dismantling institutional racism in reproductive healthcare through a national provider network and collective. With the most recent and virulent attack on abortion rights in mind, please know that reproductive justice and bodily autonomy are the past, present, and future of radical love and dismantling the patriarchy.

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