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The Effect of Violence on Youth

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November 8, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus takes a hard look at crime’s effect on young people with Albuquerque filmmaker John Acosta, whose documentary Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad aims to raise awareness about youth violence. NMiF host Gene Grant interviews Acosta, who is joined by a group of young activists who say policymakers need to listen and try a different approach to addressing the problem. 

*Note: Working Classroom and SWOP will hold a screening and public discussion on the issue of youth violence on Saturday, November 23rd, 6-7:30pm (updated). The event will be held at Working Classroom: 423 Atlantic Ave. SW) 

Guests:
John Acosta, Filmmaker, Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad
Adrian Baca, Youth Organizer
Janelle Astorga Ramos, Youth Organizer
Xiuhtecuhtli Soto, Youth Organizer 

Watch Documentary on YouTube: 

Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad 

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Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad 

 

Addressing Gun Violence in New Mexico

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March 30, 2018 – The student-led March For Our Lives event in Albuquerque last week drew thousands of people out into the streets and to Tiguex Park near Old Town. But student organizers says it is only the first step in their efforts to address gun violence here in New Mexico.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down this week with four organizers to talk about why the issue of gun violence is important to them and what they plan to do next.

Guests:

Riazullah Alkozai, senior at Highland High School
Zoe Craft, sophomore at La Cueva High School
Blair Dixon, freshman at UNM
Jonathon Juarez-Alonzo, sophomore at Native American Community Academy (NACA)