Protests & CONVERATIONS
Burque Against Racism was born out of the protests and rising voices for Black Lives Matter. Our goal is to reach Burquenos willing to take a stand with us against injustice and in support of All Black Lives.
Since the brutal killing of Geroge Floyd in May 25, 2020, we’ve held a number of peaceful protests and silent marches. Our goal is to uplift our community in a powerful, loving and graceful way. We are proud of the thousands of people willing to be seen supporting our black brothers and sisters.
We expanded our events to include virtual rallies and community conversations so people who can’t join us at our live events can also participate. We believe these open and honest virtual dialogues with leaders in our community is an important step to help end racism.
Public Art Events
Hundreds of people participated in our event at Civic Plaza. Children, youth, and adults created beautiful chalk art that formed to read “Black Lives Matter.”
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8 minutes and 46 seconds
At many of our events, we have a moment of silence or specific speeches by community members for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. This is because 8 minutes and 46 seconds is the same amount of time George Floyd was pinned to the ground under the knee of his murderer.
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We are grateful and humbled by the thousands of individuals and businesses who have stepped up to join our events. To see photos and videos of our past events visit the Gallery.
6/3/20: Peaceful Silent Protest
6/10/20: Peaceful Silent March
6/19/20: BLM Public Art Event
7/3/20: Virtual Rally
Hosted by Electric Playhouse
An open and honest virtual dialogue with leaders in our community.
Brandi Stone, Director UNM African American Student Services
Lauren Ruffin, co-CEO of Fractured Atlas. co-Founder of Crux.
Len Romano, VP, Ripe Inc.
8/10/20: Virtual Pledge Drive
Hosted by Electric Playhouse
Pledge Drive! This isn’t your typical pledge drive, we are not asking you to pledge money to assist with operating costs, salaries, promotional campaigns, instead, we are asking you to make a pledge, a personal pledge to end racism.
Ayanna, Master Skin Therapist/Mentor/Educator/Creator at Ayanna Denise Skin
Alex Carothers, President, Tuskegee Airman Inc of Albuquerque
1/24/21: Standing together against racism
Virtual Event: Standing Together Against Racism: Building on Our Common Heritage sponsored by B.A.R and the Jewish Federation of New Mexico
What: Join us for a live, nationally streamed unity event featuring Dr. Bernice A. King daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Susannah Heschel daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Rabbi Capers Funnye Jr. Chief Rabbi of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis. TogetheraAgainstRacismNM.org