Former New Mexico senator, journalist and professor of political sciences Dede Feldman will be the guest speaker at this month’s Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting.
Feldman’s presentation will be based on her new book, Another Way Forward, which highlights the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and grassroots organizations traveling another route to economic development and healthy communities.
This free event is 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 23 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Los Alamos. The public is welcome to attend.
At the end of the meeting, Feldman will sign copies of her books, Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico and Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots Suits and Citizens. As a preview of the meeting, KRSN will air a live interview with Feldman during the Morning Show at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 20.
Another Way Forward profiles innovative organizations and inspiring local leaders who are changing the world in New Mexico, one neighborhood, one clinic, one classroom at a time. Feldman describes how resourceful citizens like farmers, EMTs, teachers, public health advocates and social entrepreneurs are drawing a roadmap to permanent jobs and healthy communities, leading to a new path to community and economic development. More information on both books and ordering information can be found at www.dedefeldman.com.
Feldman spent 16 years in the New Mexico Senate and is the author of landmark health, consumer protection and campaign finance laws. She is best known for health care legislation (including measures to control health insurance premiums and create a brain injury services fund), as well as ethics and campaign finance reform. She is a former journalist, adjunct professor of Political Science and trains aspiring leaders, reformers and candidates.
Voices of Los Alamos is a non-partisan, progressive advocacy group created as a way for Los Alamos residents to voice their concerns over current political events, both at the state and federal levels. VOLA strives to build community, educate, discuss, and enact action plans, with a focus on the following issues: social justice, women’s rights, human rights, education, environment, health care, gun safety and election reform.