Preview the 2018 Legislative Session — Budget, Crime and Tax Reform with Senator Peter Wirth
MELYNN SCHUYLER, Founder and Executive Director of YouthWorks, Talks about How We Can Connect Disconnected Youth
FRED NATHAN, Executive Director of Think New Mexico, talks about innovative approaches to state school funding that can help address the funding disparity between administrative costs and classroom spending. By shifting priorities only moderately, we can free up much-needed funds to solve our educational crisis. With Journey Hosts Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy
Does New Mexico’s Sub-par Education Violate the State Constitution? Noted Santa Fe Attorney, DANIEL YOHALEM, Co-counsel for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Shares His Understanding and Insight with the Journey Audience
Wildlife Biologist, First Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Leader, and Wolf Activist DAVID PARSONS Tells the Inside Story of the New Wolf Recovery Plan Hashed Out Recently between the Feds and the States
PETER DE BENEDITTIS, PH.D, Progressive candidate for Governor, will speak about how the Progressive movement is formulating responses to business as usual politics. De Benedittis will show how his gubernatorial campaign will bring New Mexico politics back to the people.
JOEL AALBERTS, new Executive Director of the landmark Lensic Theater, shares his vision for Santa Fe’s historic 800-seat theater. Aalbert’s presentation will give an exciting look at the future for the Lensic. Free and open to the public. Journey Hosts Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy.
ANN FILEMYR, Dean at Southwestern College and NATE DOWNEY, President Emeritus of Santa Fe Permaculture forecast the upcoming (October 12-14) Economics Of Happiness Conference. Filemyr and Downey talk about the importance of developing local economies instead of relying on an economy based on exploitation. With Journey Hosts Alan Webber and James Burbank
Senator Jerry Ortiz Y Pino: On the State of New Mexico’s Political, Social and Budgetary Situations.
Renee Athay: Taking Political Action with Indivisible Santa Fe.
Senator Bill O’Neill: On Poetry and Politics.
With Red Mountain Press Editor/Publisher Susan Gardner on The Freedom of the Ignored, the author’s debut poetry book.
With Creativity for Peace Executive Director Dottie Indyke and Students of the 2017 Santa Fe Summer Program for Young Israeli and Palestinian Women Peacemakers.
Addressing Climate Change with Bold Solutions,
With Mariel Nanasi, Executive Director & President of New Energy Economy.
A Look Behind the Philosophy of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
With Jeff Snell, PhD & Chief Executive Officer, and Kim Meredith, Publisher, Stanford Social Innovation Review and Founding-Director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS).
A Tale of Two Cities: Inequity and Segregation in Santa Fe and What You Can Do about It.
With Paul Gibson, Retake Our Democracy and Tomas Rivera from the Chainbreaker Collective.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, July 2, with co-authors Janie Chodosh and Lori Robinson on on their book, “Wild Lives – Leading Conservationists On the Animals and Planet They Love.”
“Dealing With Doctors, Denial and Death – A Guide To Living Well With Serious Illness,” With Oncologist, UNM Professor and author, Dr. Aroop Mangalik.
Dealing with Doctors, Denial and Death book coverOften when death is the inevitable and impending outcome of a health diagnosis, doctors are reluctant to discuss alternatives to treatment, feeding into a culture of denial that can result in expensive, ineffective, and unnecessary over treatment that may or may not extend life but almost always damages the quality of life. Here, a seasoned doctor and researcher looks at the ways in which we are accustomed to treating illness at all costs, even at the expense of the quality of a patient’s life. He considers our culture of denial, the medical profession’s role in over treating patients and end of life care, and the patient’s options and role in these decisions. The goal is to help patients and families make informed decisions that may help the seriously ill live better with their illnesses.
“This profoundly empowering book will help people make informed decisions about their lives and medical care, especially those who have a life-threatening or life-changing illness themselves or have a family member living with one. Incorporating specific questions for patients to ask their doctors and discuss with their families, the book provides an analysis of various forces that influence our decision-making. The book also examines the professional, psychological, economic, and social pressures that influence physicians treating seriously ill patients, including those that lead doctors to recommend treatments that may be futile. The book concludes with resources that seriously ill patients and their families can call upon to give them support and assist with the logistical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of end-of-life care. Having spent 50 years as an oncologist, Mangalik offers a common sense guide to planning a good death”.
Dr. Aroop Mangalik is an Emeritus Professor at UNM and has been a hematologist-medical oncologist at the UNM Cancer Center since 1983. He has been working for many years on initiatives to make seriously ill patients comfortable and to assist and inform in decision making.
Jennifer Ramo worked with Senator Michael Padilla to write state law banning schools from shaming children without ability to pay for meals. An effective approach to poverty requires taking care of short-term needs like food and shelter, with an eye on long-term solutions. Community realities have to inform any policy solutions just as much as legal and economic realities. New Mexico Appleseed addresses poverty from all of these perspectives. Jenny Ramo, founder and Executive Director of New Mexico Appleseed spoke about the organization’s work, including the nationally praised “Lunch Shaming Bill” and its work using data to predict and prevent problems associated with poverty.