Youth Civic Engagement Training – January 12, 2021
The purpose of this Civic Engagement Training is to introduce and engage participants in the importance of advocacy and ways to educate and inform policy makers about the issues and initiatives that are most important to you and that will benefit your collective efforts.
The training will provide an introduction to local, state, tribal and national policy in relationship to food and farm systems and healthy communities. It will prepare us for the 2021 New Mexico Legislative session including tools that will support your participation during the Legislative session and beyond.
Through an equity lens and upstream approaches to engaging policy makers we will actively involve participants in the 2021 New Mexico Legislative Session and how to participate from your varying roles and situations.
Hosted by: Jessica Swan, Swan Kitchen LLC and Travis McKenzie, Polk Middle School, South Valley, Albuquerque
- Senator Linda Lopez ((D-Bernalillo-11)
- Sofia Martinez, Ph.D., Los Jardines Institute, South Valley, Albuquerque
- Helga Garza, Executive Director, Agri-Cultura Network and Chair of the NM Food & Agriculture Policy Council
- Marie E. Johnson, Student Nutrition Program Coordinator for Farmington Municipal Schools
New Mexico Legislature website – www.nmlegis.gov
New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council website – www.nmfoodpolicy.org
Download – Sample Testimony (Template)
The video is 1 hour and 59 minutes.