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Nonprofit Resource Network News

By Robin Loving

Welcome to the Nonprofit Resource Network New, where we connect and inform benefactors, consultants, nonprofits, and volunteers monthly. In addition, there are resource lists of nonprofits plus best practices and more at NonprofitSMA.net in English and Spanish. If you have news in any of these categories, please send it to Robin@RobinLoving.com. Thank you!

Democrats Abroad will host its Mexico annual general meeting March 31–April 2 at Hotel Geneve in Mexico City. American’s Number One Populist, Jim Hightower, will speak. To register, contact larry.pihl@gmail.com and/or 33 1704 6475.

I3 Ideas that Inform and Inspire is offering founding patron sponsorships with your tax-deductible donation of USD$250 to raise funds for Conversations with Big Thinkers, which has already held events with Vicente Fox and Hedrick Smith. Founding patrons receive preferential seating, recognition on the website and in printed programs, and personal invitations to exclusive events with guest speakers. For more information, see i3sma.org/become-a-founding-patron/.

Lifelong Learning is offering “The Myth of the Returning Hero in Homer’s Odyssey” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 14, 16, 21, and 23, from 1–4pm including social hour for 525 pesos and “The Dining Table: Life’s Centerpiece Through History,” Tuesday, March 28, 10am–3pm including lunch for $410 pesos. For more information, see instituto-allende.edu.mx/en/lifelong-learning-program/. To register, go to instituto-allende.edu.mx/en/lifelong-learning-program/ or go to the Instituto office at Ancha de San Antonio 22 from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday.

Mujeres en Cambio is seeking guides for its Rancho Tour where its rancheritas bring the Rug Hook Project to life. Guides take tour attendees to the five locations within the village of Agustin Gonzales to demonstrate cooking, medicinal herbs, stone carving, Otomí language, and their rugs. An authentic Mexican lunch will be provided, as well as a script and two training sessions, but some Spanish is essential. All profits go to the rancheritas’ cooperative. For more information, see rughookproject.com/the-rancho-tour/ and contact Charlotte Bell at 152 7548, 415 111 5787, 512 447 2150 and/or charwolf100@gmail.com.

Rural Education Institute will host a concert with Brazilian guitarist Alfredo Muro on March 25 at 6:30pm at St. Paul’s Church. Tickets will be available at St. Paul’s, La Conexión, Solutions, and the Biblioteca two weeks prior to the event.

Ser Mujer, which organizes events to celebrate the successes and struggles of women around the world, has the following events planned: Bilingual Poetry Readings on March 13 at 6pm at Bellas Artes (80 pesos for adults; 20 pesos for students); Trapped, an English-language film, March 14 at 1pm at Teatro Santa Ana (60 pesos); Justice for My Sister, a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, March 16 at 1pm at Teatro Santa Ana and 4:30pm at UNAM (80 pesos for adults; 20 pesos for students); African Grandmothers Tribunal, an English-language film, March 21 at 1pm at Teatro Santa Ana (60 pesos); “Women and Water in San Miguel,” a talk and discussion, March 22 at 11am at Teatro Santa Ana (60 pesos); Yo Soy Así, a Spanish-language  film with English subtitles on the LGBTQ theme, March 23 at 1pm at Teatro Santa Ana and 4:30pm at UNAM (60 pesos at TSA; free at UNAM); Maestra, a bilingual film about what it’s like to be a woman in Cuba today, March 27 at 6pm at Bellas Artes, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker who accompanied Barack Obama on his historic trip to Cuba and a representative from the cultural bureau of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico (80 pesos for adults; 20 pesos for students); Goldman Environmental Prize-winning Women English-language films, March 28 at 1pm at Teatro Santa Ana (60 pesos); “Women Risk-takers,” a bilingual panel discussion by local and international change-making women (60 pesos). For more information, see sermujersma.com/en/home/.

Volunteer News

Jóvenes Adelante is seeking English tutors and someone to help with US tax filing. The English tutors are for JA’s local Mexican honors students who are in university. Tutors meet with their student(s) once a week for 1–1.5 hours. English conversation at the intermediate level is usually the priority. Having some teaching or ESL background is ideal but not essential. Some Spanish is helpful but not essential. For more information, contact Margot Young at margot.young@sympatico.ca. If you can help with US tax filing, please contact Treasurer Tom Hall at tyh130@yahoo.com.

Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende–Midday named Kathleen Devine the Farley W. Wheelwright Citizen of the Year for her many volunteer contributions to Mujeres en Cambio, 100 Women Who Care, Democrats Abroad, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende, the AC Presidents Group, the Audubon Society, and El Charco del Ingenio botanic garden. Congratulate her at katalinasma@hotmail.com.

Volunteer Steve Shaw seeks to help the Mexican community with English, math, computers, and/or science in January 2018. For more information, contact him at shaws.nih@gmail.com.

 

 

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