So thankful for our special Co-conspirors: Southwest Workers Union

Screen shot 2014-03-24 at 11.05.42 AMGood Morning!   To start off our day, today, we want to celebrate and honor the workof our co-conspirers for this special day- Southwest Workers Union.  Southwest Workers Union (SWU) unites workers, communities, and youth for dignity and justice. SWU is a grassroots membership based organization working for social change through harmony and collaboration.  In a celebration of Women’s History Month, Southwest Workers Union, along with local artisan shops Las Ofrendas and Very That, will host a craft market featuring the work of all female artisans to celebrate and support las mujeres artistas y trabajadoras.

We are eternally grateful to the phamilia over at SWU for supporting this special day.  We celebrate their work in community and appreciative of all that they do to help us all move forward towards a world that is more JUST and EQUITABLE for all of us!   Plus, we are SO excited to host this special day in their community garden. What a beautiful and abundant space to celebrate Mujeres.  Want to learn more about their work and check out their ongoing programming available to community members?   Check out their website here: http://www.swunion.orgScreen shot 2014-03-24 at 11.04.57 AMScreen shot 2014-03-24 at 11.09.31 AM

 

So grateful for our Co-Sponsors

We are so incredibly blessed and grateful for our special co-sponsors of our first Mujeres Mercado.  These special folks are the ones who have stepped up to support our work and promote our vision of celebrating Women’s work!    They understand and place value on all the creativity, insight and LOVE that our Mujeres put into the work they care creating this world.   Today,  we want to extend a special thank you to the San Antonio International Women’s Day Committee (SAIWD) (Check out their FB page here) and to The Awakening Spiritual Community (check out their FB page here)

We will have a special table for them at the mercado, so you can learn more about them and/ or purchase some merch from them to support their ongoing work in community!

SAIWD Screen shot 2014-03-21 at 4.26.45 PMjust organized their 24th annual International Women’s Day March in San  Antonio, TX.   These sistarz work collaboratively each year to create an event that promotes equality and honors women’s journeys!  From their vision statement,

“We, like women and girls all over the world, are the voices of conscience, the roots of change and the leaders of local and global movements.  Out of love for our communities, we come together time and time again to envision and create a world in which all people are free from exploitation, oppression and violence.  As women and girls, we have learned the meaning of these injustices.  Our work has gone unpaid.  Our bodies have been bought and sold.  Our desires have been demonized.  Our voices have been silenced.  And our efforts to come together have been violently repressed by institutions of power like governments, churches, banks, schools, prisons and other spaces in which we have been subjected to oppression.  We have come together to make positive social change and have been the targets of racist, classist, homophobic and sexist attacks.  Despite this history of repression, we continue to stand together, unwavering on the issues that are of critical importance to our communities.  We seek healthcare, environmental justice, housing, education and fair wages not just as women, but also as people of color, as youth and elders, as immigrants and indigenous people, as lesbian, bisexual, intersex, two-spirit, transgender and queer women, and as poor and working class people.  We oppose all forms of violence.  We advocate for reproductive choice.  We call for an end to war, genocide and occupation.  We claim our own voices and come together to share them in public spaces.  We march in solidarity with women and social justice movements around the world.”

Screen shot 2014-03-21 at 4.24.53 PMThe Awakening Spiritual Community is a loving, and powerful Spiritual community that shines their light in SA, TX and shares a vision of uplifting ALL peoples and encouraging creative and vibrant lights.  From their mission:

“In a practical sense we are a church that is about activating what is real and true. In the life sense we are a community that needs and wants everyone.
In the spiritual sense we are about love.
Mission

We are Committed to and guided by 6 living principals:

  • We are committed to what is real and timeless: Love, Truth, Healing, and Growth.
  • We are committed to the application of Universal Spiritual tools relevant to NOW: Prayer, Meditation and Affirmation; Internal and External Right Action and Service.
  • We are committed to the connection that is the Spirit in everyone AND their humanity.
  • We are committed to the common unity within diversity.
  • We are committed to our own continued learning through New Thought, Ancient Wisdom and the Core Teachings found in many religions and traditions that lead to Truth.
  • We are committed to being a beneficial presence on the planet.

We are a Spiritual community that knows that the time has come for all of us to honor the Spirit within each of us. We are a church that offers the tools for real living. We see the good in you and want to support you to shine that good in your life. We are alive, aware and awake to the love that is every where we invite you to join us for a VERY different kind of church. Come and be pulled by a vision!”

Confirmed Vendors for Mujeres Mercado March 29, 2014

Screen shot 2014-03-19 at 12.13.56 PMScreen shot 2014-03-19 at 12.27.08 PMWe’re SO proud and excited to announce these truly POWER-FILLED Mujeres will be joining us for Mujeres Mercado.  These power-full sistarz represent a group of mujeres that are working everyday to build their own economies by creating magical pieces of handcrafted delight.  From painters, to jewelry makers, to herbal medicine makers, to fiber artists, and more each one of these sistarz crafts their own unique pieces AND is an active force in their communities.

Please follow their links to learn more about them:

 

Cristina M. Martinez – VeryThat
Tk Karakashian Tunchez – Las Ofrendas
Rose Twofeathers Hernandez
Yvonne Dominguez – Reckless Moon
Nicole Gonzalez – Sweet Craft Jewelry
Rachel Lee – The cute shop by Halvaksz
Vanessa Salinas– Sisters of Yarnage
Perla Leal– Arte de Perla
Neidy Flores– Mamacita’s Dulzuras
S G de Hoyos
Amanda Bartlett
Lisa ‘Lika’ Torline– In The Weeds Natural Skin Care
Linda Charlton- Fiber Arts
Marcela Ramirez- Visual Artist
Jennifer Alvarado and Ari Marta Chagoya – Xicana Spirituality And Healingand Que Suave Manos
Nicole Davis – Dog Tired
Rosalynn Warren – Craftivista Beat by Rosalynn Warren
Lovely Minivans
Third Woman Press
Celeste DeLuna
Maribel Falcón
Irma Garcia