Historically in New Mexico, African American successes and contributions have not been well documented or widely known. In order to establish and heighten awareness of the existence and purpose of the Office of African American Affairs, it is vital that staff continue to raise awareness of resources. Desired results will be accomplished through development of programs, activities, and projects designed to improve the quality of life for New Mexico African Americans. Additionally, community members will be empowered to take an active role in determining necessary resources to enhance available programs in their communities.
- Continue to develop state-wide alliances among communities, which will promote more collective efforts to improve the quality of life for African Americans in New Mexico
- Promote and sponsor programs/events that recognize the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans
- Study causes and effects of crime perpetrated by African Americans to identify community resources and referral systems that will assist in decreasing recidivism
Outstanding Recognition Luncheon