Check out all the cool community events IWR has hosted in the Albuquerque Area and around the state!  Have an idea for a community event?  Contact us!

March 19th, 2018

Laguna Feast

Laguna, New Mexico

On March 19, we had a booth at Laguna Feast where we talked to our people about who we are and what we believe in.  We had our breastfeeding-friendly Pueblo dresses on display for the community to see and wow, the response was overwhelming!  We also received a donation from ONE so we were able to give out condoms in "snag bags" to visitors!  We had 80 paper bags, we had six left at the end of the day.  For days before the feast, we worked hard to make mini-zines: we had one on unplanned pregnancy options and unprotected sex, common forms of birth control, and busting myths about virginity and hymen.  We made copies of the zines and gave them out for free to the community- these were gone by the end of the day.  We are so proud to have created something by hand that our people and visitors from all over the state saw value in.  We decided we will do our very best to be at every feast day around state including events at the Mescalero Apache Tribe, Ft. Sill Apache, Jicarilla Apache,  and Navajo Nation so we can share our message of equity in reproductive health and justice.

November 17, 2017

#BEBOLDENDHYDE Community Zine Workshop

We know reproductive justice movements do not always include Native American/Indigenous women and communities and Indigenous Women Rising is helping create the space to include our families and community members- whether we are urban or rural.


IWR co-hosted a mini-zine making workshop with Native Community Development Associates, Forward Together, and Strong Families New Mexico so we could creatively express how the Hyde Amendment damages Native communities who rely on Indian Health Services for healthcare.  We brought Marya Errin Jones, founder of ABQ Zine Fest, to show us the meaning of zines and how they are powerful tools for us to tell stories and pass on information to our friends, family, and larger community.  

June 29, 2017


Indigenous Women Rising collaborated with Representative Angelica Rubio (D-Las Cruces), New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, Native Community Development Associates, and Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center to co-host a gathering of community organizers, advocates, organizations, and people in the community to talk about their work, the intersections of reproductive justice and health, and hear what is happening the community.  Our next step is to have a strategic panning session.  Do you want to get in on the session?  SIGN UP HERE!

Amy Whitfield (YWCA-NM), Tabatha Bennett, Diana Abeyta (DOH), Matie Fricker (Self Serve), Carrie Murphy, Liza Bley (Planned Parenthood)
Debra Haaland (Candidate for Congress), Malia Luarkie
Sherri Willeto (First Nations)
Diana Abeyta (DOH)
Rachael Lorenzo (IWR), Representative Angelica Rubio (D-Las Cruces), Alicia Chavez (Young Women United), Erin Marshall (New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force)
Debra Haaland
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