Equity in Action: Community Engagement Workshop Series

Santa Fe Art Institute is offering an Equity in Action Spring Workshop series for local arts organizations, co-facilitated by Allegra Love of Santa Fe Dreamers Project and Israel Haros Lopez of SFPS Adelante and Youthworks

Equity in Action is a four-part workshop series for Santa Fe arts organizations to engage in authentic reflection and dialogue about their current and future work with the local community. Participants will develop a strategic and supported plan and have the opportunity to learn from and work directly with local community organizers & diversity leaders. Join us in this important conversation to explore how we can break down barriers, build bridges, and create equity through action.



The workshop series takes place bi-weekly, from April 91-May 31. We can accommodate 1-5 participants per organization. Participation in all of the sessions for the duration of the program is required.

Session dates:

Tuesday, April 19  from 6-8pm, Unraveling Perceptions

Tuesday, May  3   from 6-8pm, Success Stories & Brainstorming

Tuesday, May 17  from 6-8pm, Defining Goals & Creating Implementation Strategies

Tuesday, May 31  from 6-8pm, Implementation




  1. Unraveling Perceptions

Creating space to understand successes & failures around engaging the local immigrant community, breaking down personal barriers, creating space for people to speak their truths, looking at how we redefine our language & perceptions.

  1. Success Stories & Brainstorming

“We all got it, but let’s do it a little better,” guest presentations of success stories within the Santa Fe community & beyond, redefining principles, and creating strategies.

  1. Defining Goals & Creating Implementation Strategies

Breakout sessions with community organizers and diversity leaders to define goals, create a plan, and workshop ideas.

  1. Implementation

Putting ideas into action.



SFAI implements yearlong thematic programing that address pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities. By hosting residencies for creative practitioners, fostering partnerships with cultural and educational organizations, and integrating social entrepreneurial and education initiatives, SFAI aspires to transform Santa Fe into a hub for positive social change that reflects the greatest needs of our times. As part of our Immigration/Emigration theme, SFAI is cultivating long term leadership around community engagement with our local immigrant community.



From September 2015 through July 2016, SFAI and its community partners will explore several questions: Who immigrates/emigrates and why? How do the journeys of migrants contribute to who we are as a collective community? What happens when diverse communities come together with local and global advocates, activists, and policy makers to explore alternative models, narratives, projects, and interventions relating to the complex terrain of immigration and emigration? How can SFAI cultivate participatory discourse between invested local stakeholders and creative practitioners that examines complexities and inequities in current and historic immigration systems in the United States?

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