Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Tejiendo Pa’ el Futuro: Latinx Power Now

September 30th, 2022

Training our Gente in Texas This past weekend Mijente launched Tejiendo Futuros, an organizing training series for Latinx community members  that centers strategies and learnings from building people power throughout Latin America. Our first training was held in Laredo, Texas, an area we have been investing in since the beginning of this year. We collectively […]

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Mijente En South Texas

September 9th, 2022

Organizing For El Buenvivir With Our Gente Two weeks ago, we joined with our compas, members, and Texas community organizers in Laredo, Texas. During our Texas Organizers Workshop, we led sessions focused on the sociopolitical state of things in Texas, the threats to the Latinx community, and the opportunities for organizers. These workshop offerings are […]

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Mijente pa’ Boston: The Local Elected Officials Fellowship

August 18th, 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Let’s build power Desde el Estado hasta el Buenvivir.    This past weekend, we headed to Boston with city councilors from across the country who are part of our Elected Official Fellowship (EOF). At Mijente, we recognize that to achieve El Buenvivir for all of our communities – progress that centers justice and the […]

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7 Powerful Quotes on Alternatives to Punishment Culture

June 23rd, 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since launching Mijente in 2015 to help our gente achieve el Buenvivir, we have thrown down to protect the physical wellbeing and safety of people in crisis. From actions to halt deportation proceedings, to demanding the cancellation of digital prison alternatives, to our latest report on Latinx experiences with the police – we center the […]

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Juneteeth: Celebrating 10 Modern History Afro-Latinx Leaders

June 18th, 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This Juneteenth we want to honor and recognize the efforts of Afro-Latinx leaders and organizers who fought for Black liberation across the U.S., Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Below we share the origin of Juneteenth, ideas on how to engage with the holiday if you are not Black or afrodescendiente, and stories […]

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Cowardly & Politicized: The Biden Admin’s Summit of the Americas 2022

June 7th, 2022

The Biden administration’s decision to exclude Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the ninth “Summit of the Americas” is unacceptable. It is cowardly and highly politicized. Indeed, if the standard for inclusion in this summit is a stellar records on human rights, the United States – which upholds overtly racist laws, leads the world in incarceration […]

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Resources for Grief in the Wake of Uvalde Shooting

June 2nd, 2022

Offerings in English & Spanish that can help in addressing feelings of grief, loss, and pain after the fatal mass shooting that occurred in Uvalde, TX.

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La Vida Local 2022 Awardees: Poder Sin El Estado

May 19th, 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are excited to announce our 2022 La Vida Local Awardees — projects throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico that are taking on sin el estado (without the state) experiments and working to build community autonomy for our gente. La Vida Local is both an initiative to resource and support groups that are building power without […]

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Being Pro-Pachamama in the Age of Climate Emergency

April 22nd, 2022

Pro-pachamama is to commit to climate justice demands & understand Mother Earth as subject not object. Climate crisis requires organizing for radical policy change and the will to stand up to corporations who legally exploit our resources.

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How Does ICE Access Our Personal Data to Target Us?

April 20th, 2022

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a caging and deportation machine, a deadly system that is increasingly relying on surveillance tech and private data companies to violate our civil liberties. As a federally funded organization, ICE uses the tax dollars of the average person, including undocumented immigrants, to buy personal data and get around the […]

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