APWF Online Meeting December 13

At their Monday, December 13, 12:00 noon Zoom meeting, the Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will host a familiar and very welcome friend, former State Senator Dede Feldman. She will be speaking about her new book, “Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change.” Building on her previous books, this contains her insights about how to make the politics of our world work better.

To attend, you must RSVP to Linda Lockett at: lockettabq@comcast.net no later than 9 p.m. Sunday, December 12 so she can put you on the list to be allowed into the Zoom meeting.

To protect our privacy and prevent unwelcome spammers, etc., only those on this approved list are allowed in.

If you have not previously participated with Albuquerque Press Women and Friends, please give Linda one sentence identifying yourself – that is a safety measure for all our participants.

Dede Feldman spent 16 years in the New Mexico Senate where she was a champion of democracy, healthcare and consumer reforms. A former journalist and teacher, she is the author of two other books, “Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens” and “Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico.” Both have won state and national awards. She holds a BA and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a political commentator and a non-profit consultant in Albuquerque. She arrived in New Mexico in 1975, settling in the North Valley of Albuquerque, where she still lives in a pioneering solar adobe home she and her husband built in 1976.

Here is the Zoom invitation:
Topic: Albuquerque Press Women & Friends – Dec. 13, 2021 meeting
Time: Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87237903278?pwd=ZDV4eHpZWmxTTHF3SlB6SEVWTi9pZz09

Great Giving Tuesday

New Mexico Press Women funds its annual post-secondary scholarship program through donations. We thank the following people for donating or pledging during our kickoff on Giving Tuesday for the 2022 scholarships:
Sherri Burr
Carolyn Carlson
Sonya Chavez
William Diven
Robert Flinkman
Caroline Fraser
Loretta Hall
Brad Hall
Anne Hillerman
Sandra Hoover
Colleen Keane
Carol Kreis
Paula Lozar
Marcia Simmons
Susan Walton

We invite you to find out more about the scholarship program and consider adding your donation to help future professional communicators in New Mexico achieve their education goals.

Albuquerque Press Women & Friends November Meeting

At the Monday, November 8, 12:00 noon Zoom meeting of Albuquerque Press Women and Friends, the FBI’s special agent in charge for our local office, Raul Bujanda, will be the guest speaker. He will focus on the issue of hate crimes, an area of special focus for the FBI this year. In addition, we expect Agent Bujanda to take questions on other topics related to crime and law enforcement and the FBI’s activity here in New Mexico.

To attend, you must RSVP to Linda Lockett at:
lockettabq@comcast.net
no later than 9 p.m. Sunday, November 7
so she can put you on the list to be allowed into the Zoom meeting. 
To protect our privacy and prevent unwelcome spammers, etc., only those on this approved list are allowed in. 

Law enforcement agencies in New Mexico reported 55 hate crime incidents in 2020, an increase from 50 reported the year before, adding urgency to an FBI campaign to get victims to come forward.

The report can be found at:
https://crime-data-explorer.fr.cloud.gov/pages/explorer/crime/hate-crime

The Albuquerque FBI Division is in the midst of a campaign to build public awareness of hate crimes and encourage reporting to law enforcement.

Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86034117646?pwd=MkRvbm9UdnBvbXFINE1IaWlNc3VVUT09
Remember: Your name must be provided to Linda by Sunday evening in order for you to be admitted to the Zoom session.

Speaking of Winners….

NMPW’s own Anne Hillerman is one of four recipients of this year’s coveted Rounders Award. Read more about this year’s award at the organizer’s website. Anne is a founding member of New Mexico Press Women and continues to be actively involved with the state organization and its Northern Chapter. Congratulations, Anne!