Archive for the ‘Lanzate’ Category

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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Because Moving Forward Requires Moving Away from the Status Quo

November 19th, 2015

was in Phoenix when Mijente officially launched in June of this year. It is important to me to be part of building a new Latinx/Chicanx political home because for too long undocumented trans women’s voices have been ignored and left out of critical life changing decisions in the world and in our movements. I see […]

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Because We Don’t Live Single Issue Lives

November 12th, 2015

The older I get that more that a particular quote from Audre Lorde speaks to me in my everyday life. In 1982 she delivered her address, “Learning from the 60’s” as part of the celebration of the Malcolm X weekend at Harvard University. Halfway through the address she says the following, which has resonated within […]

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Because We Can Stop Being the Ball in This Country’s Political Games

November 9th, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Below is the reflection of Fernando Lopez (organizer with the Congreso de Jornaleros) on why he is attending the founding convening of Mijente. More information and the application form for Lánzate – The Jump Off  in Chicago December 12th & 13th is available here. irst of all, I want to acknowledge a few things. The first […]

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