ABOUT THE PROJECT
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The goal of the CHART project (August 2021 - August 2022) is to engage the diverse citizenry of the city and county of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in activities
that will solicit their perspectives and opinions about issues that matter
to them as well as to foster a mutual understanding of shared values.
Though sparked by controversies about monuments and statues, the project is much broader in scope and purpose. The original proposal was for the
formation of a committee that would deliberate and make recommendations
for the disposition of monuments and statues that became controversial flashpoints in the summer of 2020.
Upon further research and reflection, the City of Santa Fe Governing Body
decided that far better outcomes would be achieved through a grassroots process that invites and facilitates community member-to- community
Ultimately, citizens who participate in the many and various activities of the project will contribute to a large body of information, feedback, and data
that will inform a report with forward-looking recommendations to the
City of Santa Fe Governing Body. View contract requirements here.
After an RFP application and selection process, Artful Life LLC was awarded
the CHART contract in August of 2021 and administers the project as
an independent consultant/contractor. View the contract
*various forms of public dialogue
*cultural history series
*anti-racism and implicit bias training
*data collection and evaluation
*community solutions table
*final report with recommendations
Particular efforts will be made to engage a diverse citizenry through a multi-modal outreach and engagement strategy. This will include diversity in terms
of age, race, cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation,
language, internet access, and more in order to include a balance of
perspectives and opinions.
Because truth, healing and reconciliation are, by necessity, part of a continual, years-long process, CHART will build on past and existing initiatives to
nurture a strong foundation for continuing work.
We are especially inspired by the words of the historic September 2018 city proclamation that resulted from one year of conversations between the
All Pueblo Council of Governors, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, the
Caballeros de Vargas, and the Santa Fe Fiesta Council.