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By Cris Batista | Dec 13, 2022

#NoTechForICE Wrapped: Using the Force in 2022

We started the year on a mission to build the force against surveillance and policing in the digital war. Tech Wars is a virtual course featuring organizers, professors, and movement leaders from all over the country and available on El…

By Cris Batista | Sep 30, 2022

Tejiendo Pa’ el Futuro: Latinx Power Now

Training our Gente in Texas This past weekend Mijente launched Tejiendo Futuros, an organizing training series for Latinx community members  that centers strategies and learnings from building people power throughout Latin America. Our first training was held in Laredo, Texas,…

By Cris Batista | Sep 9, 2022

Mijente En South Texas

Organizing For El Buenvivir With Our Gente Two weeks ago, we joined with our compas, members, and Texas community organizers in Laredo, Texas. During our Texas Organizers Workshop, we led sessions focused on the sociopolitical state of things in Texas,…

By Cris Batista | Aug 18, 2022

Mijente pa’ Boston: The Local Elected Officials Fellowship

Let’s build power Desde el Estado hasta el Buenvivir.  This past weekend, we headed to Boston with city councilors from across the country who are part of our Elected Official Fellowship (EOF). At Mijente, we recognize that to achieve El…

By Cris Batista | Jun 23, 2022

7 Powerful Quotes on Alternatives to Punishment Culture

Since launching Mijente in 2015 to help our gente achieve el Buenvivir, we have thrown down to protect the physical wellbeing and safety of people in crisis. From actions to halt deportation proceedings, to demanding the cancellation of digital prison…

By Cris Batista | Jun 18, 2022

Juneteeth: Celebrating 10 Modern History Afro-Latinx Leaders

This Juneteenth we want to honor and recognize the efforts of Afro-Latinx leaders and organizers who fought for Black liberation across the U.S., Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Below we share the origin of Juneteenth, ideas on how…

By Cris Batista | Jun 7, 2022

Cowardly & Politicized: The Biden Admin’s Summit of the Americas 2022

The Biden administration’s decision to exclude Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the ninth “Summit of the Americas” is unacceptable. It is cowardly and highly politicized. Indeed, if the standard for inclusion in this summit is a stellar records on human…

By Cris Batista | Jun 2, 2022

Resources for Grief in the Wake of Uvalde Shooting

Offerings in English & Spanish that can help in addressing feelings of grief, loss, and pain after the fatal mass shooting that occurred in Uvalde, TX.

By Cris Batista | May 19, 2022

La Vida Local 2022 Awardees: Poder Sin El Estado

We are excited to announce our 2022 La Vida Local Awardees — projects throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico that are taking on sin el estado (without the state) experiments and working to build community autonomy for our gente. La Vida…