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Ser Mujer presents Women’s History Month


Valeria Fernández

By Carole Schor

March is Women’s History Month, a month devoted to celebrating the contributions of women to history and contemporary society. Ser Mujer, a coalition of 20 Mexican, American, Canadian, and Mexican American women of all ages now in its fourth year, is proud to present a month-long series of events designed to promote the commonality of women’s issues across cultures, to raise awareness of their challenges, and to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.

On March 6 at 7pm in El Sindicato at Recreo 4, Ser Mujer will present the documentary Two Americans, a cautionary tale about the brutal separation of families as a result of deportation and the direction immigration policies are headed in the US. But it is also a hopeful exploration of the power of resiliency. Filmmaker Valeria Fernández will join us to discuss current policies and the fate of Sheriff Joe Arpaio after President Donald Trump issued an executive pardon for him last August.

March 7 brings the opening of the Women and Children’s show, Woman Unfolding, an art show presenting the work of San Miguel’s women artists, focusing on the theme of women in all our stages, ages, views, and their active lives. The exhibit will be shown on the walls of Café Santa Ana and throughout the Biblioteca during the month of March. Joining the women artists will be the children of Casa Esperanza, under the direction of their instructor, Irazú Aranda. In conjunction with La Biblioteca, Casa Esperanza offers a variety of free classes to children in need. These children, all living in poverty, live on the streets or are from dysfunctional families. Proceeds will assist the children. Woman Unfolding continues with a second opening on March 8 at 6pm at La Huipilista Artspace, Julian Carillo 1 in Colonia Guadalupe.

Also showing on March 7 at 1pm in the Santa Ana Theater in the Biblioteca is the film Equal Means Equal, a powerful documentary film by Kamala Lopez on how women are treated in the US today—from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues affecting the foster care system, the healthcare conglomerate, and the judicial system.

Her interviews feature legal experts, ordinary women, and top feminists (including Eleanor Smeal and Gloria Steinem) who, decades later, continue making a case for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Events and films continue throughout the month of March and will be featured in Atención in the next few weeks. Ser Mujer will be presenting these events in English and in Spanish. Fees will be reasonable and affordable for all, and no one will be turned away. For a complete description of all events and a month-long calendar in English and in Spanish, please visit our website at



Ser Mujer Presents

Women’s History Month


Film and Discussion

Two Americans

Tue, Mar 6, 7pm

El Sindicato

Recreo 4, Centro

100 pesos


Film and Discussion

Equal Means Equal

Wed, Mar 7, 1 pm

Teatro Santa Ana, La Biblioteca

Reloj 50A

100 pesos


Art Opening

Woman Unfolding

Wed, Mar 7, 3pm at Café Santa Ana

Thu, Mar 8, 6pm at La Huipilista Artspace





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