Posts Tagged ‘organizing’

VIDEO: Building Power Sin, Contra y Desde El Estado

April 12th, 2022

We are Latinx & Chicanx people part of movements for justice & self determination for all, embracing the “Sin, Contra, Desde” framework. We’re sharing our brand new animated video telling the story of sin/contra/desde at Mijente.

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Deportation Defense under the Biden Administration

November 18th, 2021

This past September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its policy for how ICE will conduct immigration enforcement in our communities. Though the new prosecutorial discretion memo (PD Memo) falls short of centering a protection-based framework, there are key opportunities for organizers and advocates to use in pushing back against abuses of power by […]

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Building Latinx Power and What’s Next Under the Biden Administration

July 8th, 2021

On June 24, 2021, Mijente gathered with donors and supporters to share the roots of Mijente and our latest strategies and tactics to build justice on the local and federal level in today’s new political climate.  We spoke with Mijente’s Co-Founder and Director Marisa Franco, Senior Campaign Organizer Jacinta González, and Lane Santa Cruz, Council […]

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The Marching Orders To ICE Agents & Our Intervention

June 15th, 2021

Deportations and immigration enforcement have continued to be a part of our daily lives. In the past few months, we’ve seen detention rates rise and President Biden call for an $18 million increase in ICE funding. And just last week the Supreme Court made it harder for immigrants with temporary protective status (TPS) to become […]

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CHILE ORGANIZES: THE CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLIES AND WHAT’S NEXT

January 13th, 2021

AN INTERVIEW WITH JAVIER SANDOVAL On October 25, 2020, the people of Chile voted “yes” on the referendum which asked voters two questions: should Chile convene a constitutional convention to write a brand-new constitution? If yes, who should write that new constitution – an assembly comprising half congressional representatives and half citizens, or an assembly […]

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It’s a fight everyday in Florida: Stories from Florida Organizers

December 11th, 2020

If you’re from Florida and you saw your state becoming red just a few weeks ago during elections, odds are you were not surprised. For many Southern organizers on the ground it was frustrating to see the uncomplicated ways Florida was discussed as election results rolled in. This week, Mijente chatted with organizers from Mijente […]

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Love and Agitation in the Times of Corona

March 24th, 2020

Hi everyone, We’ve been in covid-tena since last Friday. I got tested for covid-19 on Tuesday due to possible exposure to confirmed cases, ensuring we were most informed for my team that was exposed to me as well, and experiencing symptoms. We are still waiting for my results; B has not shown any symptoms (yay!). [...]

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When Police Murdered an Elderly Man Clutching a Crucifix, His Daughter Turned Grief into Action

January 3rd, 2018

Unarmed 73-year-old grandfather Francisco Serna, who suffered from dementia, was murdered by police while walking near his home. His daughter, Laura Serna, is organizing families of victims of police violence to demand justice for their loved ones. Bakersfield Police is known as the deadliest police force in the nation.

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A Guide on Organizing as Defense Against Federal Investigations and Prosecutions

June 5th, 2017

Mijente and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild release a guide that outlines how community-based organizations can develop a security and defense plan in the event that federal law enforcement targets leaders or staff for federal investigation and prosecution.

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Indigenous Self-Care Practices for Organizers

May 21st, 2017

There’s no denying that we are in the midst of a historical time where social, political, and economic trends are changing. Folks are organizing their communities, jumping full force into defending freedoms and fighting for liberation. It’s important in these times to not drift from ourselves; our bodily and spiritual needs. As an Afro-Peruana, I [...]

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