Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Six Wins to Revel in from Chicago’s Election Beyond the Mayor’s Race

February 27th, 2019

We asked local comic designer and art activist and organizer, Vicko Alvarez Vega, to break down why last night’s election was a victory against Chicago machine politics at every level.  References to machine politics and race dynamics in Chicago aren’t super common in other cities so very briefly here’s a summary of how much this […]

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Case of Detained 15-Month-Old Baby Exposes Continued Separation of Families by Trump

January 24th, 2019

    Father’s charging documents did not include details of the family separation, hiding it from the court and from the public. Family and advocates demand her immediate release and demand answers to why the government continues to separate families.   PHOENIX — The Trump administration is still separating families who are stopped and detained […]

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Mijente Statement on Trump Address 1/8/2019

January 8th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 8, 2019 CONTACT: Danielle Moodie-Mills, danielle@abpartners.co, 202-445-5210 PHOENIX — Marisa Franco, Director of Mijente, the national digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, released the following statement about President Trump’s primetime address this evening about immigration and the border wall. “Donald Trump is exploiting his power to hold […]

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Get Your Mijente Swag at La Tiendita!

December 19th, 2018

Brought to you by popular demand...we’re excited to announce the official launch of our brand new online store aka La Tiendita! Folks can now order 5 popular Mijente swag items online, including: Our super comfortable and OG black Mijente hoodie Gray Mijente crew-neck t-shirt Red Mijente crew-neck t-shirt Black Rest in Pieces Machismo sweater White [...]

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Immigration Court Orders Alejandra Pablos Deported

December 11th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 11, 2018 CONTACT: Danielle Moodie-Mills, danielle@abpartners.co, 202-445-5210   Immigration Court Orders Alejandra Pablos Deported   Tucson, Arizona– Today a federal immigration court ordered the deportation of nationally known reproductive rights and immigrant rights activist Alejandra Pablos. Pablos, along with Mijente, a national Latinx organization leading on mobilizing against immigration enforcement […]

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Local San Anto Spots: Lánzate 2018

November 28th, 2018

Wondering what the best local spots to visit in San Anto are? Want to get the 411 from local community and help defend against gentrification? Check out this list of food, music, and community spots personally recommended by local Mijente members and show your support for local San Anto community business! The Esperanza Peace and […]

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Nos vemos en San Antonio: 2018 Lánzate Travel Playlist

November 28th, 2018

It’s time! Lánzate 2018 is almost here! If you remember our playlist from Lánzate 2016 in San Juan, you know a Lánzate travel playlist is a must for those long road trips and layovers. So here's some more música for your journey. This playlist has a little bit of everything you need to get in the groove: [...]

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Cuidate Checklist: Lánzate 2018 and Beyond

November 27th, 2018

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde Lánzate 2018 is almost here and we’re so entusiasmadx to learn, connect and build together in San Antonio. Large gatherings can sometimes feel intense so we put together this Cudiate Checklist with the help of [...]

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Tips for Undocumented and Non-Citizen Travelers Attending Lanzate in San Antonio Texas

November 18th, 2018

[Español aqui]   No part of this should be taken as legal advice or  an individual assessment of risk. Consult a trusted and experienced immigration attorney before making decisions about your travel plans. A NOTE FROM MIJENTE [Click here for a pdf version] This year Lanzate 2018 will be taking place in San Antonio, Texas. [...]

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Marisa Franco, Co-Founder of Mijente, Condemns Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice for Human Rights Abuses Against Latinx Community

November 8th, 2018

New York, NY — Marisa Franco, Co-Founder of Mijente, the political, digital, and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to remove Jeff Sessions as the head of the Department of Justice. “Jeff Sessions’ tenure was marked by inhumane efforts to […]

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