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COVID-19 Programming

COVID-19 Programs-2020 Census Mask Making

13 African and African American girls and young adults were trained by New Mexico Women's Global Pathways founder and director while observing social distancing, wearing masks, using disinfectants and washing hands. New Mexico Women's Global Pathways is a flagship job and educational skills development program of the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA). After two days of training, the seamstresses were provided with sewing machines and sewed at home. They received healthy stipends from the SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP). In collaboration with the SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) African and Afghan women and girls alongside many community volunteers and collaborators sewed masks which helped to raise awareness of the 2020 census and also provided people with protective hand-sewn masks. In partnership, we we were able to create and distribute 18,000+ masks in New Mexico. A huge thanks to the project director, Monica Demarco, for her endless perseverance to making every aspect of this huge project a success.

COVID19 Census Mask Project 

New Mexico Women's Global Pathways was proud to be part of this important project in a critical moment in history. Our communities are historically undercounted in the Census and also lacked access to protective gear early on in the pandemic. Furthermore, folks in our communities did not have the luxury of paid time off or working from home. Check out this article in the Albuquerque Journal about this project we are so proud of!

Food Delivery In Partnership With Local Organizations To Families

Affected By Covid19 Pandemic 

The photos below show the collaboration with several local organizations and New Mexicans. IRRVA volunteers sorted, packed and delivered dozens of food baskets to several homes in the Greater Albuquerque including the International District where IRRVA & New Mexico Women's Global Pathways center is located.

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