The New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee was established in 2010

shawna1I have had the pleasure of serving as Chairperson for the past two years.  This experience has been valuable to me both personally and professionally.  Personally, I am committed to being of service to my community.  I see the value in service both tangible and intangible in terms of improvements in the quality of life in New Mexico.  From a professional standpoint,  the people I’ve met these past two years have helped me develop  strong relationships  and bonds that fuel my commitment to do my part to make New Mexico a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Shawna Brown, 2014 Chairperson
florence bowersI have spent my life as a community volunteer and I am proud member of the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  It has been my pleasure to serve on the committee since its inception three years ago and I believe this work has made a huge difference in the New Mexico community.
Florence Bowers, Rhythms and Cuisine

2015 Leadership Team


Shawna Brown
David Cooper
Rujeko Dumbutshena

2015 Subcommittee Chairs


Marcus Ray


Tracy Dingmann

Arts and Culture

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Rhythms and Cuisine

Florence Bowers

Mind, Body and Soul

S.T.E.M. Initiative

Theresa Carson

WorkitOut Day

Antavius Greathouse
Kim Wingate

New Mexico’s Gospel Best Competition

Diana Jackson

Join Our Organizing Committee! 

We are always seeking creative and innovative people to join our New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee. Committee meetings vary throughout the year and become more regular in December when the committee meets bi-weekly to prepare for our annual Black History Festival in February. If you are interested in learning more about the organizing committee please email or fill out the form below. Be sure to include your name, your experience in community organizing, and  what you believe you can bring to the committee.

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