NM Black “Thought” Expo
Black “Thought” Expo
Since 2003, the Office of African American Affairs has held the NM Black Expo to do just this. The NM Black Expo celebrates the history, culture, experiences, and actions of our community. A day focused on building our capacity and making a space for the thoughts and actions important to us.
This year, while we continue to stay safe from the pandemic, the NM Black Expo will move virtual—the NM Black “Thought” Expo. We will provide multiple, virtual events during May and June. These events will highlight our Black businesses, organizations, and successes. And we will hear from national speakers and community leaders about the issues that are important to improving the lives of NM African Americans.
To Register for the event, click on the link below.
Eunique Jones Gibson
Women’s Empowerment Summit
June 15, 2021
A dedicated space for professional Black women to learn and grow with each other in pertinent conversations.
Black Economic Forum
June 17, 2021
Hearing from our community leaders on solutions, specific to Black businesses and communities, on economics.
Passion is the common denominator for every pursuit that energizes Candace Bacchus Hollingsworth. She’s passionate about the power of community, passionate about service to that community, and passionate about advancing the effectiveness of public sector organizations. As a people’s champion, changemaker and advocacy leader with 15 years of experience navigating the nonprofit world, Candace is an engineer of social action who can organize seemingly incongruous people, places and ideas into operational synergy.
State of the Black State
June 24, 2021 – June 25, 2021
Bringing forward voices from the NM Black communities to discuss the issues important to NM African Americans.
Black Political Engagement
June 21, 2021
Amplifying NM Black/African American voices in decision making spaces to ensure policies and programs are developed to benefit our community.
Bev McMillan, a business leader, community leader and philanthropist. Native from Savannah, Georgia and reared in Akron, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Akron, with a BA in Clothing and Textiles. The Master of Business was attained in the year 2010 from the University of Phoenix. Bev began her career in retail management which landed a major role within the L Brands family, navigating through various roles in the Victoria’s Secret brand for over 25 years.
Everyday Hero Awards
May 21, 2021
Recognizing the individuals that work to improving the lives of African Americans in their communities.