Documents found on CABQ’s website are controversial


There are plenty of resources on the city’s website, but this caught the attention of someone looking for the Office of Equity and Inclusion. In “Cultural Change” there is a the source ask everyone appear as anti-racist and join the fight to bring down the police.

Giovanna Burrell, City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Change leader, said: “The city doesn’t offend the police and as a city we value fairness and inclusion. “We also understand that people have different life experiences and understandings, so that’s just one of the things that we’re looking at to change the culture, really engaging with people digging into what’s going on. this deep and difficult conversation.”

Burrell said that the article was written by the Albuquerque chapter of Appearing for Racial Justice (SURJ). It was published around the time George Floyd was killed.

“People are looking to multiple sources of information and help make sense of that moment when there’s been a lot of conversation around taking down the police,” Burrell said. “So that’s just one of the many sources we had around that time that talked about that.”

Also, in the article, is the call to free Clifton White. He was a supporter who was arrested by the Albuquerque police but has since become center of controversy.

“What I encourage people to really do is listen, and one of the things about cultural change is opening up spaces where people can have honest and courageous conversations,” says Burrell.

Burrell said her role with the city is to create different learning experiences for people to engage in conversations around racism and social injustice. They have several resources on their website to showcase different perspectives.

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/document-found-on-cabq-website-stirs-controversy/6335056/?cat=500 Documents found on CABQ’s website are controversial

Yasmin Harisha

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