Date : 9/28/22
Guest(s) : Pelatia Trujillo and Bianca Cowboy
Local Harm Reduction experts joined a panel of women hosts from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo to talk about substance use, overdose prevention, stigma and decolonizing our local response. They explored the root causes of these issues, what’s being done to address them and what’s still needed.
Guest Bio Pelatia Trujillo :
Pelatia Trujillo was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although her educational background is MBA focused, opportunities for Activism, Harm Reduction and Public Health have redirected her goals for community growth and empowerment. Personal experiences with substance use, homelessness and sexual violence have fueled her passion for community awareness and advancement. Her professional and volunteer experience includes work with NMPower, PSL, Healthcare for the Homeless, Crossroads for Women, The Red Nation, Black Ops NM, D.O.P.E. Services, NM DOH, TGRCNM, ABQ Peace and Justice Center and the Health Equity Council. Moving forward, Pelatia believes she can assist in both professional and non-traditional community settings by reinforcing our voice, advocating for the marginalized and empowering relatives to take an active role in making positive personal healthcare choices.