Have you discovered the Pleasures of Reading and writing in these strange days? If you haven’t, I will encourage you to do so. Quarantine times may be struggling, but books offer great comfort in countless aspects of our lives. That is the core for the 16th San Miguel International Writers’ Conference
Mujeres en Cambio (Mujeres en Cambio) is in its 26th year providing scholarship assistance to girls from poor rural communities around San Miguel. The mission is to encourage bright female students to stay in school because that is the best route out of poverty.
One of the benefits of doing our Rotary Meetings via Zoom video conference is that we literally have access to speakers around the world. This will be the case on Tuesday, September 22nd when the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende hooks up via Zoom across the big pond.
Centuries of colonial and capitalist oppression and exploitation not only threaten global ecocide but—some indigenous groups aside—have diminished humanity’s powers to collectively save our earthly home. To strengthen those powers, a group of psychologists and their students are spreading horizontal relationships that liberate needed but repressed capacities.
In times of crisis, we look to our leaders to give us direction, stability, and, most of all, hope. In San Miguel, we have a well-established group of exceptional NGOs, possibly the most successful group in Mexico. As it became clear that this insidious virus was not going to disappear quickly and would cut deeply and painfully into the lives of the most vulnerable, the leadership teams of these critical organizations quickly galvanized into action.