By Carole Schor
For the sixth year, Ser Mujer SMA presents a month-long series of events to celebrate Women’s History Month. Ser Mujer is a San Miguel de Allende group of Mexican, American, and Canadian women of all ages working in partnership with community-based organizations. Our goal is to promote the commonality of women’s issues across cultures, raise awareness of their challenges, and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions. Proceeds from Ser Mujer events are donated to women’s organizations working to further the empowerment and safety of women in San Miguel and Mexico.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these events will be broadcast on ZOOM.
Meeting ID: 414 604 040
Mon, Mar 8 (International Women’s Day) opens at 4pm with a televised concert featuring some of our excellent local talent who use their musical platform to further the cause of women’s empowerment. Performing will be Yaya Fuentes, Gabriela Perales, Yoremen Jacobi, and Gabriela Espinoza.
Sun, Mar 14 at 10:30am with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel (UUFSMA). Ana Lucy Marquez is manager of the Coca Cola Foundation Mexico on Women and Sustainability where she is in charge of leading the foundation strategy and defining the core programs and plans. The foundation’s pillars are water access and conservation, community recycling, and the empowerment of women in the value chain. A feminist passionate about gender equality, social justice, and sustainability, Ana is part of global networks such as Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance and GIZ’s Global Leadership Academy participants.
Mon, Mar 15 at 1pm with the Center for Global Justice (CGJ). Stephanie Bratnick, Anti-Trafficking Manager for the International Rescue Committee in Sacramento, California, will present a program in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation by Maritere Dobarganes on what constitutes human trafficking, the impacts on survivors, how to identify survivors, and best practices for interventions and response.
Wed, Mar 17 at 1:30pm Mexican Masculinity, a joint program with the Education Collaborative in Spanish by Carlos Hernández Babún, instructor at the University of Guanajuato. Hernández Babún has extensive experience in community work and pedagogy, community interventions, and research specializing in gender, sexuality, masculinities, human rights, and peace culture, with a focus on the prevention of violence.
Mon, Mar 22 at 1pm with CGJ. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of African Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York, will present a program on black women in the US cooperative movement.
Sun, Mar 28 at 10:30am with UUFSMA. San Miguel businesswoman and humanitarian Guadalupe Álvarez on how women help other women (same Zoom link).
Mon, Mar 29 at 1pm with CGJ. Joanna Kafarowski on Inuit Women of the Arctic regions of Canada. Living Traditional in a Modern World.
For more information on these events and upcoming March events, please visit www.sermujersma.com or our Ser Mujer Facebook page as well as the events pages for the Center for Global Justice (www.globaljusticecenter.org) and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel (www.uufsma.org).