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.

Peaceful Protests

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.

Community Conversations

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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Past Events

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.

People standing with BLMsigns on civic plaza
6/3/20: Peaceful Silent Protest
We stood in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds *the same amount of time George Floyd was pinned to the ground under the knee of his murderer*
Estimated attendance: 250 people 
People marching with BLM signs in Nob Hill
6/10/20: Peaceful Silent March
We marched on Rt. 66, Central Avenue between Richmond & Carlisle
*After the march, we hosted an 8 minute and 46 second moment of silence.*
Estimated attendance: 300 people  
People on the ground coloring with chalk on civic plaza
6/19/20: BLM Public Art Event
Black Lives Matter block letters colored in chalk on Civic Plaza by the community. This event was co-organized by We Are This City.  Following the completion of the art piece, we stood for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. We then released balloons, symbolically releasing racism.
Estimated attendance: 350 people 
People in chairs with Burque Against Racism on screen in background
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.

Man and woman laughing on stage with BAR logo in background
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

Event poster with speakers and their parents photographed
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.