TWU Strengthens Advocacy Efforts as New Mexico Legislative Session Prepares to Open
Tewa Women United is happy to announce that we have contracted with Kevin Beltran (Zuni Pueblo) to help in advancing policy and change-making strategies, particularly during the upcoming New Mexico state legislative session which begins on January 19.
Kevin’s priorities include working to improve access to reproductive health/ justice, environmental health/ justice, and gender justice; help to develop community member’s skills around policy advocacy; building relationships with organizations; and event planning and implementation to advance community engagement and policy advocacy.
We invite you to get to know Kevin through his own words:
Hello, my name is Kevin Beltran. I am from Zuni Pueblo and also half Salvadoran. I was raised in the Pueblo, attended high school in Santa Fe, and then received my Bachelor’s Degree from University of New Mexico (UNM) with a focus in Intercultural Communications and a Minor in Psychology. During my time in college, I worked with the UNM Indigenous Design and Planning Institute, and as an Education Assistant at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center developing a curriculum around Pueblo History, traditional farming methods, and community engagement projects for youth.
After graduation, I began work with the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) where I spent two and a half years serving as an Administrative Assistant, before transitioning into my role as Policy Coordinator. As a Policy Coordinator, I gained experience working with Pueblo leadership on issues affecting our communities at the local, state, and federal levels, with a focus on supporting the APCG Education, Health, and Elders Committees.
I am grateful to join the Tewa Women United team this year and have the opportunity to learn more and contribute to advocacy work for health and justice for our Pueblo communities.
In my free time, I am a photographer, skateboarder, and lover of farming and delicious foods.
We are looking forward to Kevin’s contributions to our ongoing advocacy work! You may reach Kevin by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org