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Ser Mujer NGO Celebrates Women All Month and All Over Town

Still from Dolores

By Trish Snyder

This week, the nonprofit Ser Mujer has organized community conversations of women who will meet in various neighborhoods in San Miguel de Allende to discuss topics related to mothers and daughters.

There are three bilingual groups, three Spanish groups, and three English groups. Themes include: “How did your mother contribute to the person you’ve become?” “What would you want to say to your mom if you had a moment alone with her right now?” “What I wish my mother had told me about security.” “What I wish I had known about being a mother in Mexico.”

Most groups will meet in private homes on March 10, although two of the groups are meeting on a weekday. Those who want to form their own group are encouraged to do so. Ser Mujer can provide talking points. Those wanting to join an existing group can contact Lourdes at lulusma@gmail.com for Spanish or Glenna at copelandsvt@aol.com for English.

Continuing our “Wednesdays are for Women” theme, we will show Dolores, a documentary film about the most important human rights champion you’ve never heard of—Dolores Huerta.

Raising 11 children while wrestling with gender bias, union defeat and victory, and nearly dying after a San Francisco police beating, Huerta bucked 1950s gender conventions. With Cesar Chavez, she cofounded the National Farmworkers Union, which later became the United Farm Workers. She is still active at 88 years old.

Says the Washington Post’s Lora Grady of the film, “Dolores is a fascinating corrective to 50-plus years of American history. It’s educational, to be sure, but also exhilarating, inspiring, and deeply emotional.”

Cate Poe, a labor organizer currently living in San Miguel, will introduce the program and share her experiences working under Dolores organizing a strawberry boycott.

Coming up on March 16 at 3pm at El Sindicato is the free Latina Feminista Film Festival. All the original films are in Spanish and will be shown at El Sindicato, Recreo 4, at 3pm. Women filmmakers from México, Ecuador, Perú, and Costa Rica are featured. These films premiered in México City in December and will make their San Miguel de Allende debut on the March 16.

Ser Mujer is in its fourth year of presenting social justice-oriented programs to the community during Women’s History Month. Proceeds from our 2019 events benefit Las Libres, a women’s rights organization in Guanajuato. For more information about Ser Mujer, go to www.sermujersma.com

 

Ser Mujer Events

Community conversations in various venues

Mar 10

Free

 

Film

Dolores

Wed, Mar 13, 5pm

Teatro Santa Ana

La Biblioteca

Reloj 50A

100 pesos

 

Latina Film Festival

Sat, Mar 16, 3pm

El Sindicato

Recreo 4

Free

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