TWU in the Community

A’Gin Youth at Fresh Seeds

TWU staff members have been all over New Mexico this past month, speaking at events and  offering trainings and presentations that are helping to grow beloved community.

We wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the places we’ve been during the month of March…

March for Our Lives

Thousands of people gathered at the Santa Fe Plaza on March 24 to “March for Our Lives” and call for an end to gun violence.

Along with many young people from local schools and communities, TWU’s Dr. Corrine Sanchez was one of the invited speakers. Here are some of the powerful words she shared with the audience:

…Gun violence came to this land with genocide and a colonialism attitude. We must not forget that. We must listen and be guided by intergenerational leadership, which means adults stepping aside and listening to our young people. We are asking for common sense gun laws for our protection of our young people.

We are calling for a resistance that is about re-sistering, which is about interconnection, which is about an action and energy of love, which is about bringing community together, like here today. I call on all of you adults out there to listen with your mind, your heart, your spirit; to uplift and rise the voices of young people, whose youthful wisdom is here to guide us into the next generation.

Today we come here united to say not another child, not another death, we come together to rise!


YVK Supports Soon-to-Be and New Parents

Our Yiya Vi Kagingdi Doula Project wrapped up another series of wonderful Childbirth Education classes at our office in Española, facilitated by Diana Halsey and Steph McCreary, as well as a March Parent Circle which was attended by 23 adults and children. Kaycee Hinkley (pictured above) came and presented on “Brain Moves: Sensory Development for Infants and Toddlers.”

What’s up next? Yoga for Wellness in Pregnancy and Postpartum classes every Monday in April! Learn more here.


A’Gin Youth @ Fresh Seeds Vol 2

Fresh Seeds is an Art/Music Event for the youth of the community, a safe place, and environment for them to express themselves with positive influences. Organized by the good folks at La Plazita Institute in Albuquerque, it’s based on the belief that La Cultura Cura / Culture Heals.

This year’s Fresh Seeds happened on March 10, and youth from TWU’s A’Gin Project were there to participate and offer inspiration and motivation. Workshops throughout the day covered lots of creative areas, including; beat making, guitar, song writing & rapping, arts & crafts.


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