La Plazita Solidarity Action

Meet at the amphitheater at Bridge and Isleta at 5 p.m. We will walk to the La Plazitas Institute , 831 Isleta for a 6:00 p.m. gathering. Bring sage, tobacco, food and clothing.

We have learned recently that the South Valley has 13 or more people (families) living under the Ceasar Chavez Bridge. During Thanksgiving week, La Plazita will be cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for these homeless individuals from the South Valley area and will be accepting donations on their behalf, and other needy families.

On Tuesday,  from 6:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. there will be a Thanksgiving Meeting. The topic of discussion will be Helping Others – Making A Difference Day is Not Over. They are expecting a variety of community attendance. Our presence and participation would serve as a tremendous asset.

Please bring canned goods, turkeys, stuffing, and any ingredients so La Plazita may provide people in need with the holiday spirit and a hot Thanksgiving meal. They are also accepting blankets, socks, gloves, and clothes.

La Plazita Institute is a grassroots-based organization based out of Albuquerque’s South Valley. La Plazita Institute’s mission is to strengthen community and enable youth to leave behind a destructive lifestyle by tapping into their own roots to express core traditional values of respect, honor, love, family, and community.

La Plazita Institute

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  1. Beth Daniel November 16, 2011 at 2:27 am #

    Did this event happen? Drove past Bridge and Isleta at 5:30. Didn’t see anyone there. Didn’t see anyone marching as I drove down to La Plazita. Left some donations there but didn’t see any Occupy folks there.

  2. maria November 16, 2011 at 4:09 am #

    Just returned. What a beautiful event! Warm and welcoming, youth present and articulate. There were probably 10 of us from (un)occupy albuquerque present…Heard what plans La Placita has for the coming week and they need any donations of clothing, food, towels for showers, medicine, sage, tobacco, sweetgrass. They are focusing on the 10-15 families near by them in the South Valley. Good place for more sloidarity in the future. We invited folks to come to the Nov. 22nd Action at the courthouse “Auction of Dreams”.

    • Beth Daniel November 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

      That is so strange. I must have gotten there just a little too early and left. So glad it was a great event. I too got a very postive feeling from the group of people there. I think that this a good way for the movement to build community in Albuquerque. Hope there are more events such as this one. Next time I’ll try to get my timing right.

  3. Kenneth Grant November 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    If present trends continue, tobacco will kill up to 990,000,000 members of the 99% in the 21st century. (See

    Asking people to bring tobacco for the homeless is immoral.

    Kenneth Grant, MD

  4. maria November 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Not for smoking for praying. Praying is not immoral.

  5. Kenneth Grant November 19, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death of Native Americans.

  6. Kenneth Grant November 19, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    Maria, I completely agree that the use of tobacco, for prayer or otherwise, is not immoral. However, I do oppose asking people to bring tobacco as a gift for the homeless.

    Kenneth Grant, MD