Posts Tagged ‘lanzate’

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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Latinxs to Gather in Puerto Rico

December 1st, 2016

After the elections, Latinxs to gather to confront Promesa and chart strategies ahead.

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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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Lánzate 2016 – Mijente Gathering in December (otra vez!)

September 20th, 2016

From December 2 – 4th we will gather for Lánzate (otra vez!) Last December we gathered in Chicago to formally launch Mijente, a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing. Since then we’ve set off on designing the mijente membership, building an online action hub, taking action and supporting local campaigns against criminalization, [...]

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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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Founding Convening of New National Latinx* Organization to Take Place in Chicago December 12th & 13th

December 7th, 2015

Mijente, New Online and Offline Organizing Hub for Latinxs and Chicanxs, to Launch this Month More info at Mijente.net/lanzate   December 7, 2015, Chicago, IL Emerging out of the #Not1More campaign against deportations, Latinx and Chicanx organizers, activists, artists, and academics are launching a new national political home called Mijente. “We’re breaking out of the […]

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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

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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