Category archives for: Community

Community Dialogue: San Miguel’s Growing Solidarity Economy


By Elizabeth A. Bowman This is a week of programs sponsored by the Center for Global Justice with collaboration from several sister groups. Lecture “Apoyo a gente emprendedora” Sat, Aug 1, 1pm TOSMA Ezequiel Mojica Ezequiel Mojica provides free training for small businesses which generate employment. Film The Perfect Dictatorship Tue, Aug 4, 2-4pm Teatro [...]

Legendary Egyptian Actor Omar Sharif

Dr. Zhivago

By David Johanssen His fiery temper and womanizing ways earned him a reputation as the knave of hearts. Sharif dated some of the world’s most glamorous women and admitted to falling in love with co-stars Ingrid Bergman and Ava Gardner. Who could forget the dashing and charming man with memorable roles in Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence [...]

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Chef Valentin Patlán and the students

By Janice Zimolzak In August of 1992, a three-year old boy entered the Emiliano Zapata kindergarten in Ejido de Tirado, a low-income community near the railroad station. Valentín Patlán was one of the 200 children who received a Feed the Hungry school meal every day during his three years of kindergarten and six years of [...]

Identifying San Miguel’s Virgins

By Joseph Toone Mary, the mother of Jesus, appears in San Miguel in many different images. Her age, skin color, clothing, and the like varies according to attributes that the particular image projects. La Biblioteca is offering a one-hour interactive workshop that will enable you to identify these various images that appear in niches, buses, [...]

Rotary Announces Goals for 2015-2016


By Robin Loving Rowland The Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende-Midday has raised and invested more than US$750,000 in the San Miguel community over the past 10 years. Tuesday, July 27, 2015–2016 President David McGinnis will unveil his goals for this year from 12:30pm-1:30pm at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1. The meeting will [...]

A Celebration in St. Paul’s


By Mireille Rita Grovier, photography by Kathy Gregg and Jay Grovier On Sunday, July 12, as part of the regular 10:30am service at St. Paul’s Church, the five-year-old students of Centro Infantil San Pablo ( CISP) and Sigmund Shalom Freud Escuela commenced their promotion to advanced education with a memorable graduation ceremony. Proud parents, family [...]

José Guadalupe Posada

Art and Revolutions Pasada

By David Johanssen ART and Revolutions is a documentary revealing for the first time on film the untold story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Frida Kahlo surrounded her apartment with his art to help keep her sanity while living in New York. Her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, described his art as “so great that [...]

Universidad de Guanajuato impartirá curso de tanatología

Por Leticia Fernández de Noyola Trabajar con las pérdidas que experimentamos a lo largo de nuestra vida, tales como la muerte, la salud, el trabajo o el amor, se puede convertir en una oportunidad de crecimiento, en lugar de experimentarse como un centro de dolor. Para esta conversión, debemos crear en nuestro interior un estado [...]

The Wisdom of Poetry

By Jon Sievert People look to great poets for intellectual and inspirational power. The poet Shelley called poets “the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, Judith Rosenthal discusses “The Wisdom of Poetry” and reads the work of several modern poets who embody three of the guiding principles of Unitarian [...]

A Great Way of Giving

COMM Mujeres Full-house

By Susan Page The group 100 Women Who Care will hold its next meeting on Monday, July 20, at the Rosewood Hotel. This remarkable organization has already raised 576,590 pesos for San Miguel nonprofit organizations that serve poor communities around San Miguel. The NGOs that have received substantial grants include Jóvenes Adelante, the Rural Education [...]

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