Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mijente?

Mijente is a new national hub for Latinx and Chincanx organizing. Using a hybrid offline and online platform, we’re creating a political home that brings together  leadership, advocacy, culture and media to spark the culture and policy change we need.

Who needs to pay a registration fee?
Everyone who attends the convening as a participant will be asked to pay a registration fee. This will help cover the cost of the space, materials, food, interpretation and to help others who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend an opportunity to be present. Here’s a scale to give guidance on what registration fee we would ask you pay:
$35          Organization annual budget of less than $250,000
                    Individual income of below $40,000
$75          Organization annual budget between $250,000 and $500,000
                    Individual income of $50,000 and above
$150          Organization annual budget between $500,000 and $750,000 and above
                    Individual income of $75,000 and above
Are there travel scholarships or registration waivers?
Not at this time.
Is housing being provided?
We are not providing or coordinating housing for participants. We will, however, be identifying local affordable hotels and hostels to recommend to folks coming to Chicago. This information will be listed and updated regularly on our website.
Can I bring my child?
Yes, If you will need childcare, please fill out the form here. Please make sure to confirm this and provide basic information on your child. We will ensure that there are folks on hand ready to provide quality childcare so that parents and guardians of children can fully participate.
What’s the program going to look like?
Our vision is for the program to spark connection, sharp analysis and creativity. The convening will take place over two full days and will feature a mix of large group discussions, breakout sessions, workshops and social events. If you’re interested in presenting at the convening, or have ideas please contact: lanzate@mijente.net
Can non-Latina, non-Chicanx, non-Indigenous allies attend this convening?
Not as participants. We believe in multi-racial organizing, and believe that it will take important alliance across race and ethnicity to win real change in our communities. As we set off to build a political home for Latinx and Chicanx people, this first convening will be important to fortify the space, unify our voices in a way that centers our story, ancestors and specific experience. We envision many opportunities to build across community, for this convening allies will be present on an invite-only basis, for program or logistics purposes only.