In 2005, the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University established the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium, which annually assembles community members, scholars, and experts to discuss a variety of social justice issues affecting New Mexico and our borderlands region. 

This year’s virtual 17th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium’s theme is “Cultivando el Futuro (Cultivating the Future): Celebrating 20 years of NMSU CAMP,” and will take place Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2022, during Farmworker Awareness Week. This symposium will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the New Mexico State University’s College Assistance Migrant Program (NMSU CAMP) which has served over 564 students since 2002. Former NMSU CAMP students, now professionals, who are living in New Mexico and across the U.S., will serve on a panel Friday evening to discuss their journeys from agricultural fields to their chosen professional fields and their time at NMSU. 

The Tortugas Pueblo will open our virtual symposium with a blessing, followed by the NMSU Government Department’s Social Justice Award recipient/s.  

Saturday’s keynote features a champion of farmworkers, Dolores Huerta, President and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farmworkers of America. Please join us for both evenings. 

To read more about the history of the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium, please click HERE 


 Zoom Link 

(English/Spanish interpretation provided)


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To learn about and participate in the Honoring Farmworkers Project, please click on the images below:

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