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San Miguel Angels for Education Aim to Improve the Community

GOLF Lorena Ochoa

By Amy Kuether San Miguel Angels for Education (SMAFE) was established by San Miguel resident Naomi Lawler three years ago to improve the lives of local children without access to resources and to create a network for these children within the community. The organization leverages community resources to provide opportunities for children in orphanages that [...]

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

COMM SHELTER Frida Kahlo

By David Johanssen Frida Kahlo persevered through a private life of illness and pain while cultivating an open and irreverent public persona. Born in Mexico in 1907, Frida became an international sensation in the world of modern art and radical politics. She counted León Trotsky among her lovers, but Nelson Rockefeller and Henry Ford among [...]

Why Protecting Indigenous Land Matters to All of Us

By Jon Sievert In a follow-up to last week’s service that focused on protecting Mexican ejido lands from exploitation by extractive energy industries, Georgeann Johnson expands the discussion to include indigenous protests of practices that contribute to climate change in all of the Americas at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service. UU Service By Georgeann [...]

Apoyo Empowers Entrepreneurs to Become Sustainable

COMM ROTARY

By Robin Loving Rowland “I really believe that education and training provide the quickest way to break out of the cycle of poverty,”  said Ezequiel Mojica, founder and executive director of Apoyo a Gente Emprendedora, A.C., who will present at Rotary Midday on Tuesday at Hotel Misión. Mojica knows first hand about the value of [...]

Sabores San Miguel, Food Festival + Guest Chefs

Curry The Restaurant

By Angela Lewis Serrano After the great success of the past festivals, the third Sabores San Miguel will be held once again at Parque Juárez June 12 -14, 2015, as part of the Cumbre Internacional de la Gastronomía de Guanajuato. For the first time, the festival will include international guest chefs from San Francisco, Los [...]

And the Treat Goes On for Mothers of Centro Infantil San Pablo

COMM SAN PABLO Banjos strumming

By Mireille Rita Grovier, photography by Jay Grovier It is an undeniable fact that the annual event celebrating the Mothers of the Students of Centro Infantil San Pablo will be amazing, guaranteed to surpass the excellent performances of previous years, and filled with delightful surprises. This year’s production was no exception. Supervised and masterminded by [...]

Guns, Germs, and Steel

COMM SHELTER Guns, Gems and Steel

By David Johanssen Is the Eurasian hegemony due to intellectual, moral, and inherent genetic superiority or was it the influence of geography on Eurasian societies and cultures that gave them advantages? Jared Diamond is a professor of geography and physiology at UCLA; his book Guns, Germs, and Steel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. The [...]

Collecting for Our Buddhist Monk Friends in Nepal

COMM SUZ

By Suzanne Ludekens For more than a decade Buddhist monks from the Samtenling Monastery, Nepal have visited San Miguel de Allende on their annual peace tours of Mexico. Many of us have memories of attending ceremonies (pujas) at El Charco and in various private homes, or the exhibit of the sacred relics at El Sindicato. [...]

The Importance of Protecting Indigenous Land

By Jon Sievert Susan Goldman discusses the need to protect indigenous, or ejido, land from the ravages of the extractive energy industries that contribute to climate change at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service By Susan Goldman Sun, May 24, 10:30am La Posada de la Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15 In 1934, [...]

Viceversa: Urban Culture for Youth

Jose Luis Mendoza Aubert

By Robin Loving Rowland Learn about a week of urban culture for youth Tuesday, May 19, when José Luis Mendoza presents Viceversa at the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende – Midday at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1, from 12:30pm. The presentation will be free. Rotary Presentation Viceversa: Urban Culture for Youth Tue, [...]

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