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Roberta Rael

Generation Justice Director | Generation Justice
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Roberta Rael is a proud Nuevo Mexicana Chicana. She is the Founder and Director of Generation Justice, a multiracial, multicultural project that trains youth to harness the power of community and raise critical consciousness through leadership development, civic engagement, media production, and narrative shift in the areas that most impact New Mexicans- racial justice, health, education, early childhood development, and economic security. Since its founding in 2005, the project has evolved to include video, audio, and written content for both radio broadcast and online publication. The project works with youth in middle school, high school, and college.

 

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Generation Justice Narrative Shift and Leaders for Change Fellowship-- Youth led multiracial, policy and health equity in New Mexico

Generation Justice is a multiracial, multicultural organization that trains youth to harness the power of community and raise critical consciousness through leadership development, civic engagement, media production, and narrative shift, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. GJ’s mission is to inspire youth to become multidimensional leaders who are committed to social transformation. In New Mexico, GJ has been recognized as the premier youth media and leadership group, and locally and nationally, has been the recipient of numerous awards. Generation Justice will virtually present on our mission and activities that include Narrative Shift, Media Justice and Leadership programs. Youth Producers, and fellows from the Leaders for Change Fellowship will present along with GJ Director. Presenters will discuss the importance of Disinformation, Social Determinants and the impact it has on New Mexico youth and community. Session participants will leave with a better understanding of liberation work done from a multiracial/ multicultural framework and how investing in social and pop education leads to strong leadership.

 

Speakers: Roberta Rael, Zain Dixon, Barbara Ramirez

Generation Justice- Facing Race Radio Production

development, civic engagement, media production and narrative shift. GJ’s mission is to inspire youth to become multidimensional leaders who are committed to social transformation. In New Mexico, GJ has been recognized as the premier youth media and leadership group, and locally and nationally, has been the recipient of numerous awards. In this year's Facing Race conference, Generation Justice Executive Producer, Roberta Rael and Associate Producer, Barbara Ramirez, will attend in person to conduct in person interviews and record audio for GJ's radio production which broadcasts every Sunday at 7pm on 89.8 KUNM-FM. GJ will conduct interviews of presenters and attendees on a number of racial justice issues. However, we will also ask interviewees their thoughts about the current moment we are in and what the role is of young people as we organize and strategize for a future that is based in liberation and justice. GJ will also provide information on our mission and training that we share with youth across NM. This includes our 2022 Leaders for Change Fellowship summer program, which was co-facilitated by Roberta and Barbara and provided 61 training sessions to 28 Fellows ages 13-25. The Fellowship also resulted in a vaccine equity social media campaign that the Fellows curated.

Speakers: Roberta Rael, Barbara Ramirez