Hey folx come out this Thursday to MEChA de San Pancho’s Fall open haus! We will be talking about our plans for the years,methods to get involved, and some food to grub on.
Una Cumbia Sin Fronteras
Location: Bissap Baobob (Mission at 19th) SF, CA
Date: July 6th, 2012
Join The Eyes On Arizona Collective and family as we raise funds for our delegation to Arizona this summer to work with No More Deaths. These funds will go toward travel and supplies as we give food, water, and medical aid to immigrants crossing through the Sonoran Desert on the US/MX border. There will be cumbia dance lessons, spoken word, amazing music, and more.
[photo: image of someone’s march sign. text reads, “my mother’s coarse, crooked and overworked hands are the hands of countless immigrant women workers. these hands are the reasons i’m here. viva las trabajadoras.”]
Dignity & Resistance March May Day 2012 in Oakland, CA
Retreat Spring 2012
A couple of weekends ago, we had the privilege of attending a retreat as MEChA de San Pancho. Big up to all the people that were able to come laugh, live, and build revolutionary consciousness! Also, another thanks to the homies up in Heldsburg who allowed us to stay in their cabin. There was a lot go dialogue, great community building…… and some mezcal!
TransLatinas: ¡Hemos estado aquí!
Much love to everyone who came and were engaged in a conversation that does not always happen in the Latinx community. We especially want to thank our speakers Marcia Ocha from Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz and Susan Parra and Adrián Maya from El/La HIV Prevention Program. This event was put on in hopes to bring a critical dialogue about and by TransLatinas, and their methods of survival, as well as to honor their individual struggles into womynhood. Our hopes are that this conversation continues beyond the space of this event and into our communities.
Spring Open House
Kinda late, but here are some photos from our Spring Open Haus! Thanks for all those wonderful people who came out to find out a little bit more about MEChA.
Hello Tumblr World, just wanted to let y’all know that we’re putting together a an art auction to help fundraise for Chicanx Grad. Chicanx Grad is completely free to all the graduates and their guest and therefore there is a significant fundraising effort made to ensure that we can cover all the cost. This Grad is a celebration of students who have had the privilege and dedication to complete a university program and wish to take the skills they obtain back into their communities for empowerment. If you or any artist you know would be down to donate a piece(s), hits us up! It would be greatly appreciated.
Hey bay area friends, this Thursday we are hosting a fundraiser for ChicanX grad at the Sunrise Cafe on 24th street. It is right after our TransLatinas event earlier in the day; therefore, we are calling it our fundraiser reception. So come join us for great food and an awesome time.
Join us this Thursday! As we host Marcia Ochoa, an anthropologist specialized in the ethnography of media. Her current book project is on the accomplishment of femininity among beauty pageant contestants (misses) and transgender women (transformistas) in Venezuela. Her work focuses on the role of the imaginary in the survival of queer and transgender people in Latin America, and the place of these subjects in the nation. She works with the El/La Transgender Latina HIV Prevention Program in San Francisco, CA to develop HIV prevention programming which promotes trans-Latina participation and reflects the style and grace of transgender Latina survival.
The Eyes On Arizona Collective will be hosting a fundraiser at Sun Rise Restaurant in the Mission District of San Francisco on February 23rd. The event is to build the collective financially in order to send the next delegation to the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona to provide humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. It will also help to fund the other aspect of the delegation to Arizona in which we will be meeting/working with community based organizations to build solidarity from AZ to the bay. SF heads, come through!