Archive for the ‘Lanzate’ Category

Lanzate 2018: San Antonio, Texas

September 25th, 2018

On December 1st and 2nd, 2018, we are excited to gather once again, this time in San Antonio, Texas, for the third Lánzate convening. Right on time. Lánzate 2018 marks our largest, national gathering since Trump took office. It will come after the many rounds of attacks on our communities, and after our brave response […]

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Want a FREE ticket to Lánzate? Enter Our Bumper Sticker Design Contest

September 22nd, 2018

Psst... We're giving away a FREE ticket to Lánzate! Enter our Bumper Sticker Design Contest for a chance to win! The Mijente familia is growing bigger than ever and we're leveling up our swag + bienvenida with a custom Mijente bumper sticker designed by... YOU! Enter Mijente's first ever bumper sticker design contest for the chance to [...]

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Boricua Voices: Jorge Díaz Ortiz

December 3rd, 2016

El Director Artístico de AgitArte nos habla de la resistencia Puertorriqueña, y porque piensa que no hablamos suficiente sobre la política de la vejez.

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People of Mijente: Lis-Marie Alvarado

December 2nd, 2016

Who is Mijente? Get to know us, unx por unx. Lis-Marie Alvarado is involved with Mijente, and is the Immigrant Organizing Coordinator at American Friends Service Committee. How did you first become involved in social justice work? I was taught about the importance of leftist politics, analysis, and social justice work from my parents who [...]

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Hundreds of Latinxs Gather in San Juan for #Lánzate2016

December 2nd, 2016

On December 1st, hundreds of Latinx activists are gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico to build, learn, and strategize together. In the midst of a transition into a Trump administration and a time of protest on the island - from resisting PROMESA's Fiscal Control Board to blockading the dumping of coal ash in Peñuelas - the [...]

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3 Puerto Rico Protests You Should Pay Attention To

November 29th, 2016

The last few months in Puerto Rico have been tumultuous, and the people of la isla resist at every turn.

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Nos vemos en San Juan: A Lánzate Travel Playlist

November 28th, 2016

Lánzate is almost here. We have the playlist to get you ready.

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Boricua Voices: Nelini Stamp

November 17th, 2016

As we get closer to Lánzate, we are profiling some badass Puertoriqueñxs - on the island and part of the diaspora - who are doing exciting social justice work. As we get ready to strategize, plan, and be in familia in San Juan, it's important to lift up Boricua voices. Today we're profiling Nelini Stamp! How [...]

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Ponte Redi: Songs to bump to get ready for Lánzate 2016

October 29th, 2016

Some music to give you a taste of the power of our familia coming together.

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Lánzate Thoughts: Con Toda La Fuerza de Mijente

December 15th, 2015

For a country girl who never heard the word Chicano until her second decade of life, imagining something like Mijente, a new political home for Latinx and Chicanx people, never would have occurred to me as a possibility . I didn’t grow up down for La Raza, shouting Brown power, or reading about Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. What I did have was an unhealthy obsession with Selena and singing Blue Moon over and over again with my sisters. I had hoop earrings, soda-pop bangs, and ponytails slicked back with limón. I had chicarrones, tamales and Jarritos on the side of dusty fútbol fields. I had my father’s deep belting renditions of rancheras on Sunday mornings. I had a fear of the police taking away those I loved, of bosses withholding pay, of white children taunting us with their racist jeers.

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