Greetings NMATA Members and Friends,
Recently the New Mexico Art Therapy Association has recognized the tremendous need for activism and advocacy in New Mexico for social justice issues, such as; immigration, poverty, and civil rights.
In response, we have created a Social Justice Committee designed to provide support and hope for New Mexicans facing some of these critical situations. As the political climate continues to bombard us with new challenges in the realm of mental health, it is our intent to provide information as well as services needed to our communities.
We welcome members as well as friends to join us in promoting awareness, healthy dialogue and non-violent action through art therapy.
This year NMATA has approved several initiatives that are affecting New Mexicans.
NMATA will be joining the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Saturday May 12, 2018 for NAMIwalks New Mexico. We will be participating in this fundraising event by walking and providing an interactive space for art making. To learn more about NAMI, go to https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=684
To learn more about how YOU can be involved in NAMI Walks,
Please join the planning meeting for NAMI at 11:30am, 4/7/2018
1925 Aspen Drive, Suite 701-A, Santa Fe
We need team leaders and walkers!
Albuquerque Pride Festival
NMATA will be participating in the Albuquerque Pride Fest on Saturday June 9, 2018. (Webmaster Edit – Pride Fest runs June 7-9.)
To learn more about Albuquerque Pride, go to http://abqpride.com
NMATA is currently gathering information on how we can be active in giving support to organizations already providing services to immigrant families in New Mexico.
There are many more ways for us to become a driving force of equality, reducing stigmas and creating safe havens that are inclusive to everyone.
Christina Calderon, LMHC
Co-Chair of the NMATA Social Justice Committee