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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
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Families Impacted by the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR) Crisis in New Mexico Share Stories, Call for Action

Albuquerque, NM – The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) will be holding a press conference on July 1st, from 10 to 11:30 am, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Courtyard in Albuquerque, NM. The press conference aims to provide a platform for families from across the state of New Mexico and the four corners region who have been impacted by the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR) to share their stories, provide updates, and call for action to their personal crises, often ignored by the media.

The press conference will feature heartfelt testimonies from families who have been directly affected and advocates. These courageous individuals will share their personal experiences, shedding light on the devastating consequences of the ongoing epidemic of violence against Indigenous women and relatives. Through their stories, they will be empowering themselves and inspire change by drawing attention to the urgent need for action, justice, and support for MMIWR families.

CSVANW recognizes the vital role that media plays in raising awareness and creating change. By providing an opportunity for families to share their stories and updates directly with the media, this press conference aims to amplify their voices and ensure that their experiences are heard and understood. CSVANW encourages all media representatives to attend this important event and help shine a spotlight on this critical issue.

Event Details:

WHO: CSVANW, advocates and families directly affected by the MMIWR crisis

WHAT: Press conference to uplift the stories and need for action on the issue of MMIWR

WHEN: July 1st, 2023 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am MST

WHERE: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Courtyard – 2401 12th Street NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87104

SPOKESPEOPLE/INTERVIEWS: CSVANW representatives and community members will be available for interviews following the press conference.

CSVANW is committed to supporting MMIWR families and advocating for justice, awareness, and prevention. By providing a platform for families to share their stories, CSVANW hopes to mobilize media and public support to address the MMIWR crisis and work towards ending violence against Indigenous women and relatives.

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview, please contact: [email protected]


CSVANW is an award winning organization at the forefront to a dynamic approach to the tribal domestic and sexual violence fields that is demonstrating the most effective, creative and innovative ways to address and prevent the cycle of violence within tribal communities.

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