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Our Time at Lánzate 2022 ⭐ Reflections from a Mijente Staffer

December 15th, 2022

Hi! My name is Arianna Genis. I am the Director of Local Partnerships at Mijente. In early December, our entire team headed to Philadelphia to host Lánzate, a national political gathering and cultural festival for Latinx change makers.  It’s la magia y sazón of Mijente was on fully display at #Lanzate2022. Hundreds of organizers, activists, […]

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2022 Desde el Estado: Politics For & By the People

December 14th, 2022

When we employ a Desde el Estado approach to our efforts, Mijente, Mijente PAC, and Mijente Support Committee (MSC) take the fight to our democracy and demand equity, fair representation, y mucho más. It’s about making interventions through the systems of government already in place, and working to influence the policies and people in power. […]

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2022 Contra el Estado: Demands of The People

December 14th, 2022

When we use the Contra El Estado strategy, we create openings within the current system to challenge power. We expose the systems of oppression that are buried deep into the fabrics of our society and demand “No more”. We put our bodies, time, energy on the frontlines to speak up against injustices, from deportations to […]

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2022 Sin el Estado: Power to & by The People

December 14th, 2022

Much of our lives are controlled by the relationship between the state and the market, but through autogestión we take control by building alternatives that better support our communities. The sin el estado strategy is about our ability to create alternatives to what the state and the market provide, and if/when it works, we get […]

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#NoTechForICE Wrapped: Using the Force in 2022

December 13th, 2022

We started the year on a mission to build the force against surveillance and policing in the digital war. Tech Wars is a virtual course featuring organizers, professors, and movement leaders from all over the country and available on El Instituto, our online movement education center. From February to April, people tuned in to Tech […]

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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

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 collective [...]

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7 Powerful Quotes on Alternatives to Punishment Culture

June 23rd, 2022

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

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 of [...]

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