Celebrate the past and the future at Mujeres en Cambio’s Day of the Dead event

By Terri Peterson

Join Mujeres en Cambio for our incredible Day of the Dead celebration at the spectacular folk art gallery and home of Mayer Shacter and Susan Page. By attending our festive botanas and wine party, you will help make possible a young girl’s dream to continue school. Honor and celebrate the joy of the spirit world and the joy of giving the gift of education to a worthy young woman.

Mujeres en Cambio’s Day of the Dead event
Thu, Oct 25, 4pm
Galería Atotonilco
Purchase tickets in advance
200 pesos
Solutions, Mesones 57 or
La Conexion, Aldama 3 and Cafe Monet

Ajijic la Feria Folk Art Tour
Fri & Sat, Nov 16 & 17
US$200, limited space
Details on our website (mujeresencambio.org)

Learn all about Day of the Dead from Mayer, who is excited to share his incredible collection and expert knowledge with Mujeres and friends. Tour his magnificent gallery collection, which includes the finest of Mexican folk art pieces, antiques, photographs, textiles and blown glass. Mayer has a wealth of information and is delighted to bring his collection to life by answering questions about Day of the Dead, the artists he represents and their exceptional pieces.

Enjoy a glass of wine and munch on sweet and savory botanas as you linger with guests on the patio, stroll the beautiful grounds, or browse the gallery.

As you tour the collection, keep holiday gift-giving in mind. Mayer and Susan have graciously offered to give Mujeres a percentage of all purchases, so each item you select will include a donation to our scholarship program. The approximately 150 scholarships Mujeres provides each year are solely dependent on the generosity of people like Susan and Mayer and yourselves. Your involvement is instrumental in the future of Mexican girls, women and sisters striving for success.

Become an important link in a deserving woman’s quest for further education and a better life. Become part of the joy. A carpool will be available from St Paul’s Church at 3:15pm. For more information and directions to the gallery, visit our website (mujeresencambio.org).

Mujeres en Cambio “Fast Facts”

Objective: To help rural young Mexican women gain an education and thus foster their self-sufficiency, self-esteem, and self-respect.

Members: Entirely composed of volunteers, the membership plans and organizes fund raising events to provide educational scholarships.

Scholarships: We currently support 150 students, promising young women recommended by their schools’ principals and teachers. Continued receipt of a scholarship is dependent upon maintaining good grades.

Finances: We raise and pay out approximately US$75,000 per year. Administrative costs are nearly zero since most are funded by members and interest made on cash deposits.

Legal status: We are a legally established non-profit organization under Mexican law. US tax-deductible donations may be made through “San Miguel Community Foundation”.

Information: Please visit www.mujeresencombio.org


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