Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico is a tour through innovative organizations and inspiring local leaders who are changing the world from the bottom up, one classroom, one clinic, one neighborhood at a time. Together they point to an alternative form of community and economic development and present alternatives in a challenging time. Hear about asparagus farmers, EMTs, neighborhood hell raisers, radical teachers and health care reformers. This class is based on Feldman’s book, Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico. 


Dede Feldman was a state senator from Albuquerque from 1997-2012, serving as the chair of the Senate Public Affairs Committee as well as the Health and Human Services Committee. She is the sponsor of landmark legislation in the areas of health care, campaign finance and ethics reform, and consumer protection. She is the author of Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits, and Citizens