MISSION: Southwest Research and Information Center is a multi-cultural organization working to promote the health of people and communities, protect natural resources, ensure citizen participation, and secure environmental and social justice now and for future generations

Supporting SRIC

Southwest Research and Information Center's mission is "to provide timely, accurate information to the public on matters that affect the environment, human health, and communities in order to protect natural resources, promote citizen participation, and ensure environmental and social justice now and for future generations."

This past summer we had the good fortune of having Maria Aliza Laghab (Zoya) as an intern. She helped us in different ways, and put up with our many idiosyncrasies. Zoya is a Politics major at University of California in Santa Cruz, and assisted us with Voices from the Earth, plus other projects as necessary. She contributed two reviews, which we are printing in this issue of Voices. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors, and a big THANKS for all her help.

SRIC welcomes Sandra Simons-Ailes, Julie Stephens, and Esther Yazzie-Lewis to our Board of Directors. All are long-time friends of SRIC, and have been active in their communities for many years. Sandra Simons-Ailes is a teacher at the Albuquerque Public School system. Julie Stephens is a community planner, emphasizing environmental and energy concerns. And Esther Yazzie-Lewis works as a Navajo translator for the federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We hope you join us in welcoming them aboard.

Ways of Supporting SRIC
With ever increasing threats to human health and the environment, our work is needed more than ever. There are many different ways you can support SRIC's important work. For example, you can:

  • Remember us during our end-of-year appeal. Your support is needed.
  • You can make a monthly donation. Just $10 a month, adds up to $120 a year to help us continue our much needed work.
  • Give a special gift to those you love. A tax-deductible gift to SRIC gives special meaning to the holidays. SRIC will send a card to your gift recipient notifying them of this special way of honoring them while tending to the needs of the earth. Or we can send the card to you, so you can add a special sentiment inside.
  • If your company has a matching gift program, determine if your gift to SRIC can be matched by a gift from your employer.
  • Planned Giving, a bequest to SRIC in your will helps us continue our work.
  • A non-monetary (but still tax-deductible) donation of a gently used Pentium or higher computer, a working ink jet or laser printer, or other office supplies (call us for details).

These are just a few of the ways you can support SRIC's work to protect people's health and the environment. For further information, contact Don or Annette at 505-262-1862.

SRIC can now take credit card donations (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover).
Just call us at 505-262-1862, or e-mail us (Info@sric.org) your phone number and we will call you. For security purposes, please do not send your credit card information via e-mail, we will contact you by phone.

(SORRY, we are not set up to take orders online as of yet.)

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"As we see all around us, racism and racial discrimination continue unabated. Although we refer to our world as a global village, it is a world sadly lacking in the sense of closeness towards neighbour and community which the word village implies. In each region, and within all countries, there are problems stemming from either a lack of respect for, or lack of acceptance of, the inherent dignity and equality of all human beings. Our world is witness to serious ethnic conflicts; to discrimination against minorities, indigenous peoples and migrants workers; the accusation of institutionalized racism in police forces; harsh immigration and asylum policies; hate sites on the Internet and youth groups promoting intolerance and xenophobia."
– Mary Robinson,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
24 March 1999

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