Lánzate - December 1-2, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

This December, we are gathering our gente in San Antonio, Texas: a place that is a microcosm of the attacks our Latinx and Chicanx communities are facing, but also of our resistance and spirit of sobrevivencia.

Lánzate is a national convening organized by Mijente, a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building. The convening brings together Latinx and Chicanx identified change-makers who seek to build social movement and community that is pro-Black, pro-LGBTQ, pro-worker, pro-immigrant, pro-planet rooted in self determination. The gathering features workshops and strategy sessions across issue and geography, art, music, connection and exchange. This year the conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas.

Read more about the history of Lánzate and why we choose to gather in San Antonio

*Scholarships for registration, housing and/or travel support are available. Click on the “Scholarships” tab to apply now!

**Please note we will have an optional meet & greet for Lazante participants on the evening of Friday, November 30th as well as a Mijente members gathering on Friday afternoon for those who can make it. More details to come.

Friday Nov 30

5:30pm    The Jump Off → Registration & Welcoming (pica pica)

Lanzamos! → Registración y Bienvenida (pica pica)

 

8:30pm    Tan Tan! Se Acabó

 

 

Saturday Dec 1

8am        Registration & Breakfast

Registración y Desayuno

 

9am        Welcome to San Quilmas

Bienvenidos a San Quilmas

 

9:30am    Opening Salvo: Everything is Bigger in Tejas

Apertura: Todo es Más Grande en Tejas

 

10:15am    Break

Descanso

 

10:45am    Workshops

Talleres

 

12pm        Lunch

Almuerzo

 

1pm        Workshops

Talleres

 

3pm        A Really Really Creative Dinámica

Una Dinámica Muy pero Muy Creativa

 

3:30pm    Turnout pa’ Que: Latinxs and the Ballot Box

 

5:30pm    Nos Vemos Ahorita

 

8:30pm – 12am    Puro Pari

 

Sunday Dec 2

8:30am    Breakfast

Desayuno

 

9:15am    Opening

Apertura

 

9:30am    Me Apunto: Proximos Pasos

 

11:30am    Break

Descanso

 

11:45am    Workshops

Talleres

 

1pm        Lunch

Almuerzo

 

2pm        Closing Ceremony

Ceremonia de Clausura

 

3pm        Se Acabo!

Location

Lánzate will be held at the historic Plaza Guadalupe and Progreso Hall on Guadalupe Street in San Antonio, Texas.

Ground Transportation:

If you plan to fly to San Antonio for Lánzate, your airport destination will be the San Antonio International Airport. For transportation options from the airport to downtown, including city bus and shuttle service, click here.

Hotel & Lodging:

Mijente has blocked off rooms at the Courtyard Marriott San Antonio Downtown. There is a limited number of rooms reserved and reservation cut off is November 10th. Click here to book a room at the discounted rate.

There are plenty of hotel options within a one block walking distance from this hotel:
Holiday Inn San Antonio Downtown, 318 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78204 Phone: (210) 225-3211
LaQuinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown, 100 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78204, Phone: (210) 212-5400
Hampton Inn & Suites, 411 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78205, Phone: (210) 212-7000
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 620 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio, TX 78204, Phone: (210) 299-1000

A bit more walking but still close:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio, (10 min walk from Courtyard Marriott) 502 W Cesar E Chavez, San Antonio, TX 78207, Phone: (210) 224-7155

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Lánzate!

Below are the basics on how the scholarships process will go down.

Please review before you apply, then fill out the form here.

 

How It Works

  • Scholarships are awarded based on need and individual and/or organizational capacity to raise funds.
  • We are committed to Mijente being a space for the diversity of our community, with folks from different sectors, doing different work and across place. We will also consider representational gaps in our decision making.
  • We will review submissions on a rolling basis beginning October 8th. If you do not receive a response by November 2nd, email sofia@mijente.net. Thank you in advance for your patience
  • Please note: if you receive a scholarship, you must confirm within 3 days of being awarded the scholarship or we will offer it to another person.
  • Organizations and/or groups can submit requests. We ask you provide as much information as possible about participants so we can factor in our criteria.
  • Although we are still raising funds (encourage folks who can pay to kick in some extra $!) there are limited scholarships, so please apply as soon as possible. Because of limited funding, we cannot guarantee all requests can be granted.

 

What’s Covered?

Due to limited resources and in the interest of providing financial assistance to as many people as possible, we offer a range of partial scholarships to support with registration, travel and/or lodging costs, and a very limited number of full scholarships.

 

Eligibility

  • Priority will be given to participants who can help bring our Latinx community’s diversity in identity, skills and issue interests to Lanzate 2018.
  • Latinx, Afro-latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ, low-income, rural, immigrant, undocumented, and young peoples are encouraged to apply.
  • Mijente members are strongly encouraged to apply. To become a member, sign up at members.mijente.net

 

Submission Guidelines

Scholarship applications are open until Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Applications received after that will not be considered.

Mijente Lanzate 2018: Request For Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 26, 2018
  • Event Date: December 1 and 2, 2018
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

About Lanzate

Lanzate 2018 is our first major and largest Latinx convening under the Trump administration. There are many who joined us in the past couple of years who are no longer with us. We want this year’s Lanzate to honor those we’ve lost in different ways. Since then, we’ve also waged many battles, won some and lost some – what has the resistance looked like? what are the lessons learned? what do we take with us into the current and upcoming struggles?

The location for Lanzate 2018 is no coincidence. With its proximity to the southern border, San Antonio and Texas represent microcosms of the challenges and opportunities we face nationally, from the demographic heft of Latinx communities to “the blue wave” that’s anticipated, from the border crisis to the violent targeting of immigrants and people of color, from the prison industrial complex to the fights and transformative efforts that young people of color are leading, there’s a lot we can build with fam in TX that can have ripple effects throughout the country.

Lanzate 2018 will also be our last national gathering until 2020, so what are the information, analysis, and skills we need now to build up our muscles, deepen our ties, and fortify our plans to bring about a real sea change in the next two years.

About the Proposals

We invite you to submit proposals that speak to some of the themes above. Workshops, plenaries, discussions are focused on unifying and uplifting our voices and experiences as Latinxs, Chicanxs, queer and gender non conforming, Afro-Latinxs, undocumented, low-income, incarcerated folks, and youth with ways to build movement and more effective ways. Sessions could also be historical education, discussion and reflection-based, or focused on action.

Some of the different proposals that we’re looking for include:

  • Workshops: Interactive throughout, participatory where people are guided and engaged through a said topic. They may involve one or several leaders/presenters. A strong workshop proposal will make clear what knowledge, skills, tools, or insights participants might expect to gain from the session. The length of a workshop session is 1 hour and 15 minutes, you should plan for 1 hour of content.
  • Platica/Discussion – Open dialogue between participants on a specific topic or relevant to a specific group. Facilitator helps keep the conversation going but this is where approaches, ideas and experience are shared openly.
  • Plenary/Presentation: This features set speakers presenting on stated topic with time for audience response. Plenaries are meant for the entire conference or for a large segment of the conference, so they should relate to something that can benefit a large number attendees. Please note that we have very few slots for plenary presentations. Application should include a reason why this would work better as a plenary than a workshop.

About the Process

Once you send your submission, you will receive a notification that we have received it. We’ll confirm the status of your session as soon as possible and no later than November 2, 2018.

Please note we cannot guarantee all submissions will be accepted. Some of the factors we’ll consider include the topic in relation to how much it’s being covered in other sessions, methodology, space, and capacity. Also, we may suggest linking sessions together or different formats if there is overlap.

Also please note that unless you have specifically had a conversation with Mijente staff,  we are not offering travel and housing assistance for workshop presenters. If you need housing and travel support, please fill out a scholarship request.

General

Lánzate is a national convening organized by Mijente, a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building. The convening brings together Latinx and Chicanx identified change-makers who seek to build social movement and community that is pro-Black, pro-LGBTQ, pro-worker, pro-immigrant, pro-planet rooted in self determination. The gathering features workshops and strategy sessions across issue and geography, art, music, connection and exchange. This year the conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas.

Read more about the history of Lánzate and why we choose to gather in San Antonio

*Scholarships for registration, housing and/or travel support are available. Click on the “Scholarships” tab to apply now!

**Please note we will have an optional meet & greet for Lazante participants on the evening of Friday, November 30th as well as a Mijente members gathering on Friday afternoon for those who can make it. More details to come.

Program

Friday Nov 30

5:30pm    The Jump Off → Registration & Welcoming (pica pica)

Lanzamos! → Registración y Bienvenida (pica pica)

 

8:30pm    Tan Tan! Se Acabó

 

 

Saturday Dec 1

8am        Registration & Breakfast

Registración y Desayuno

 

9am        Welcome to San Quilmas

Bienvenidos a San Quilmas

 

9:30am    Opening Salvo: Everything is Bigger in Tejas

Apertura: Todo es Más Grande en Tejas

 

10:15am    Break

Descanso

 

10:45am    Workshops

Talleres

 

12pm        Lunch

Almuerzo

 

1pm        Workshops

Talleres

 

3pm        A Really Really Creative Dinámica

Una Dinámica Muy pero Muy Creativa

 

3:30pm    Turnout pa’ Que: Latinxs and the Ballot Box

 

5:30pm    Nos Vemos Ahorita

 

8:30pm – 12am    Puro Pari

 

Sunday Dec 2

8:30am    Breakfast

Desayuno

 

9:15am    Opening

Apertura

 

9:30am    Me Apunto: Proximos Pasos

 

11:30am    Break

Descanso

 

11:45am    Workshops

Talleres

 

1pm        Lunch

Almuerzo

 

2pm        Closing Ceremony

Ceremonia de Clausura

 

3pm        Se Acabo!

Tickets
Logistics

Location

Lánzate will be held at the historic Plaza Guadalupe and Progreso Hall on Guadalupe Street in San Antonio, Texas.

Ground Transportation:

If you plan to fly to San Antonio for Lánzate, your airport destination will be the San Antonio International Airport. For transportation options from the airport to downtown, including city bus and shuttle service, click here.

Hotel & Lodging:

Mijente has blocked off rooms at the Courtyard Marriott San Antonio Downtown. There is a limited number of rooms reserved and reservation cut off is November 10th. Click here to book a room at the discounted rate.

There are plenty of hotel options within a one block walking distance from this hotel:
Holiday Inn San Antonio Downtown, 318 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78204 Phone: (210) 225-3211
LaQuinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown, 100 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78204, Phone: (210) 212-5400
Hampton Inn & Suites, 411 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78205, Phone: (210) 212-7000
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 620 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio, TX 78204, Phone: (210) 299-1000

A bit more walking but still close:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio, (10 min walk from Courtyard Marriott) 502 W Cesar E Chavez, San Antonio, TX 78207, Phone: (210) 224-7155

Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Lánzate!

Below are the basics on how the scholarships process will go down.

Please review before you apply, then fill out the form here.

 

How It Works

  • Scholarships are awarded based on need and individual and/or organizational capacity to raise funds.
  • We are committed to Mijente being a space for the diversity of our community, with folks from different sectors, doing different work and across place. We will also consider representational gaps in our decision making.
  • We will review submissions on a rolling basis beginning October 8th. If you do not receive a response by November 2nd, email sofia@mijente.net. Thank you in advance for your patience
  • Please note: if you receive a scholarship, you must confirm within 3 days of being awarded the scholarship or we will offer it to another person.
  • Organizations and/or groups can submit requests. We ask you provide as much information as possible about participants so we can factor in our criteria.
  • Although we are still raising funds (encourage folks who can pay to kick in some extra $!) there are limited scholarships, so please apply as soon as possible. Because of limited funding, we cannot guarantee all requests can be granted.

 

What’s Covered?

Due to limited resources and in the interest of providing financial assistance to as many people as possible, we offer a range of partial scholarships to support with registration, travel and/or lodging costs, and a very limited number of full scholarships.

 

Eligibility

  • Priority will be given to participants who can help bring our Latinx community’s diversity in identity, skills and issue interests to Lanzate 2018.
  • Latinx, Afro-latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ, low-income, rural, immigrant, undocumented, and young peoples are encouraged to apply.
  • Mijente members are strongly encouraged to apply. To become a member, sign up at members.mijente.net

 

Submission Guidelines

Scholarship applications are open until Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Applications received after that will not be considered.

Session Proposals

Mijente Lanzate 2018: Request For Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 26, 2018
  • Event Date: December 1 and 2, 2018
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

About Lanzate

Lanzate 2018 is our first major and largest Latinx convening under the Trump administration. There are many who joined us in the past couple of years who are no longer with us. We want this year’s Lanzate to honor those we’ve lost in different ways. Since then, we’ve also waged many battles, won some and lost some – what has the resistance looked like? what are the lessons learned? what do we take with us into the current and upcoming struggles?

The location for Lanzate 2018 is no coincidence. With its proximity to the southern border, San Antonio and Texas represent microcosms of the challenges and opportunities we face nationally, from the demographic heft of Latinx communities to “the blue wave” that’s anticipated, from the border crisis to the violent targeting of immigrants and people of color, from the prison industrial complex to the fights and transformative efforts that young people of color are leading, there’s a lot we can build with fam in TX that can have ripple effects throughout the country.

Lanzate 2018 will also be our last national gathering until 2020, so what are the information, analysis, and skills we need now to build up our muscles, deepen our ties, and fortify our plans to bring about a real sea change in the next two years.

About the Proposals

We invite you to submit proposals that speak to some of the themes above. Workshops, plenaries, discussions are focused on unifying and uplifting our voices and experiences as Latinxs, Chicanxs, queer and gender non conforming, Afro-Latinxs, undocumented, low-income, incarcerated folks, and youth with ways to build movement and more effective ways. Sessions could also be historical education, discussion and reflection-based, or focused on action.

Some of the different proposals that we’re looking for include:

  • Workshops: Interactive throughout, participatory where people are guided and engaged through a said topic. They may involve one or several leaders/presenters. A strong workshop proposal will make clear what knowledge, skills, tools, or insights participants might expect to gain from the session. The length of a workshop session is 1 hour and 15 minutes, you should plan for 1 hour of content.
  • Platica/Discussion – Open dialogue between participants on a specific topic or relevant to a specific group. Facilitator helps keep the conversation going but this is where approaches, ideas and experience are shared openly.
  • Plenary/Presentation: This features set speakers presenting on stated topic with time for audience response. Plenaries are meant for the entire conference or for a large segment of the conference, so they should relate to something that can benefit a large number attendees. Please note that we have very few slots for plenary presentations. Application should include a reason why this would work better as a plenary than a workshop.

About the Process

Once you send your submission, you will receive a notification that we have received it. We’ll confirm the status of your session as soon as possible and no later than November 2, 2018.

Please note we cannot guarantee all submissions will be accepted. Some of the factors we’ll consider include the topic in relation to how much it’s being covered in other sessions, methodology, space, and capacity. Also, we may suggest linking sessions together or different formats if there is overlap.

Also please note that unless you have specifically had a conversation with Mijente staff,  we are not offering travel and housing assistance for workshop presenters. If you need housing and travel support, please fill out a scholarship request.

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