Telling the Story: History Past and Futures Present

By Terri Peterson

Mujeres en Cambio presents a late afternoon of storytelling by four of San Miguel’s most popular storytellers. Your attendance will not only contribute toward the stories of young women here seeking a better life through education, but will also enlighten your day.

Telling the Story: History Past
and Futures Present
Tue, Mar 24, 5-7pm
Casa de la Questa B&B
Cuesta de San José 32
Tickets available only in advance
250 pesos

Storytelling is our first form of communication and continues to be a primary activity in social settings. Our sensory experiences elicit stories from our past. Our stories instruct, entertain, and assist in our grieving, problem solving, healing, and celebrations. Our stories bring us together. Our stories break down barriers. Our stories help us laugh at ourselves. The Dalai Lama is quoted as saying, “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.”

Join friends and members of Mujeres en Cambio Tuesday, March 24, from 5 to 7pm, at the fabulous Casa de la Questa B&B, a lovely B&B with gardens abounding in Mexican folk art, crafts, and antiques. All proceeds will help make stories come true for deserving women seeking a future of success through education that they could not afford without our scholarships. Enjoy wine, soft drinks, fabulous botanas, and desserts while listening to fantastic, personal storytelling by CheriRae Wright, Kristen Dehner, Mike Shaffran, and HelenMarie Corcoran, all presenters in the recent extremely successful San Miguel Storytelling Festival. The art of storytelling, so much a part of the Mexican culture, comes to life with these presenters.

We are tremendously thankful for the generosity of Heidi and Bill LeVasseur, owners of Casa de la Cuesta. They have a long history of hosting many Mujeres get-togethers as well as numerous other NGO events. In addition, they will be offering one of their exceptional masks from Bill’s museum collection for a raffle (tickets just 50 pesos each or 5 for 200 pesos).

There will be only 75 tickets available for the event at 250 pesos each, which will include the presentation, one drink, botanas, and desserts. Don’t miss out: purchase your ticket early. Tickets are available only in advance, at La Conexion (Aldama 3 or behind Monet Restaurant on Zacateros) and the Tienda at La Biblioteca, Insurgentes 25. We suggest taking a taxi because of the steep walk.

Be a part of the ongoing story of success for so many young women who bloom with the educational opportunities we can afford them through our 150 yearly scholarships. Become part of their story. Mujeres en Cambio is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to underserved young women in the campo around San Miguel. For additional information, visit our website,


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