- Lotería Y Más
Come and join us for a Mom's Night Out of Lotería. December was a hit! Don't have a sitter? No worries. Bring los bebés. This event will be held at la casa de Susana so location will be give upon registration. Please email us at [masked]. Drinks y cosas dulces will be provided but feel free to bring anything you'd like to share!
- 1st Annual Tamalada
It's that time of year! Christmas time is near! What better way to get warmed up than with a Tamalada. Never have made tamales? No worries, we are all here to learn from one another. It's a great time to meet other Mami's and enjoy some cafecito and pan dulce. Due to limited space, please email us at [masked] for registration for this event.
- Lotería Y Más
Come and join us for a Mom's Night Out of Lotería. It's time to bring this tried and true tradicion back. Don't have a sitter? No worries. Bring los bebés. This event will be held at la casa de Bianca, so location will be give upon registration. Please email us at [masked]. Drinks y cosas dulces will be provided but feel free to bring anything you'd like to share!
- Sunday Breakfast at Los Comales
This is for those mamis who work during the week, or for those who just want to meet up with other mamis on a weekend. We will be meeting at Los Comales Restaurant on East 7th Street, on Sunday, November 12th. Meet us for a lazy Sunday breakfast with other mamis, get a taco...or a plate. Or just come by to have a licuado and just say hi! Mamis are responsible for their own food/drink.
- New Mami Weekday Meetup (Babies/Kids Welcome)
Mamis, this is a more casual house meeting for those of you with babies and little ones who are preschool age. We know some of you are north and therefore, we want to try to have monthly weekday meetings for those of you who stay home with your children. Lizett will be hosting this new mami meetup in Pflugerville. She is a former bilingual ed teacher and is looking for other mamis who are interested in dual immersion/Spanish playgroups. Please RSVP here and bring food or snacks to share with the other mamis and babies, and remember to help clean up. ;) Stay on the lookout for other meetings in Leander and Austin in November and December!
- Latina Mami Meeting
Latina Mami will host a meet and greet for mamis to meet others like themselves, and to meet those who share our mission of working on making community for Chicanas and Latinas. Latina Mami collectively works on on a variety of child advocacy, reproductive justice and disability and racial justice issues for ourselves and our children. We are excited about working with mamis in Austin and helping them create a peer support network and build community–all while working on child, family, and education advocacy concerns unique to Chicanas and Latinas.
- New Mami Meetup
Come have breakfast or coffee or both, and meet the Latina Mami lead organizers AND other new mamis like yourself! Babies and little ones welcome. We are still working on a good monthly location for these, and GREATLY appreciate the feedback from other mamis as we get our Austin activities coordinated. For this initial meeting, we have chosen Cafe Creme because they have a small private room and a selection of breakfast tacos, crepes, and more. Each mami is responsible for her own purchases, but the first round of sweets is on us. We want to support new mamis in any way we can, as we transition to full time work in Austin. If you want to help us host a new mami meeting at a public place OR at the Latina Mami office in the future, let us know. Latina Mami collectively works on on a variety of child advocacy, reproductive justice and disability and racial justice issues for ourselves and our children. We are excited about working with mamis in Austin and helping them create a peer support network and build community–all while working on child, family, and education advocacy concerns unique to Chicanas and Latinas.
- Chicanismo! Identity! Decolonization! Workshop (LM approved event)
This is not a LM event (but it IS being hosted by one of our lead organizers, Jessica Zamarripa!), and we thought mamis in our network would want to know about it. Details below. Hosted by Institute of Chicana/o Psychology (https://www.facebook.com/ChicanoPsychology/) Workshop Platica for the community! Chicanx psychology research has shown the importance of a strong ethnic identity for Chicanxs. In this workshop platica we will discuss how we learn about our ethnic identity; how we can promote and facilitate pride in our heritage and background as Chicanxs. Decolonization is a necessary part of building a positive Chicanx Identity. Decolonization allows us to recognize our passed down cultural strengths and oppose society’s negative images. We will discuss ways we can begin to decolonize our identities This is the role of Chicanx Psychology – to contribute to our community’s liberation and healing. Fee: $25 Student Rate: $15 Discounted Rate: $15 – For those who have already attended at least 2 events, your fee is discounted for the next year. Please Register at the "STORE" tab on the main page of Institute of Chicana/o Psychology! Open to all!
- Latina Mami Info Meeting/Breakfast at our new location!
Mamis, we are excited to announce our new location in South Austin. We are hosting an informational breakfast meeting/and a meet-and-greet for our lead organizers this Saturday morning, August 10th, at 9am. Please RSVP to me or Diana, listed below. See you Saturday! --Gloria Latina Mami Announces New Location in Austin to Support Latina Mothers AUSTIN, TX, AUGUST 10, 2017 - Latina Mami, a celebrated grassroots organization created for and by Latina mothers, announces a new office in South Austin to better support Latina mothers and children in Austin. At its new location, Latina Mami will have a weekly drop-in clinic at its new location and will be offering platicas, or chats, as well as ongoing support groups for Latina mothers. The group is also hosting an informational breakfast meeting and an opportunity for local mamis to meet its lead organizers on Saturday morning, August 12th from 9am to 11am. Latina Mami’s new location is made possible through a partnership with The Harmony Project, a nonprofit devoted to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities. “As a longtime disability advocate, I’m very excited that Latina Mami Austin is able to incorporate the needs of people with disabilities into some of our projects,” states Gloria Perez-Stewart, Latina Mami executive director. “Latina Mami’s calendar already incorporates racial justice topics as they pertain to students with disabilities, as the two are intertwined and not many groups address the needs of both. Working at our new location--across from Crockett High School, and directly beside two groups focused on people with disabilities--is an excellent opportunity for us in Austin,” says Perez-Stewart. Latina Mami offers a unique combination of culturally relevant services of capacity-building tools for Latina mothers of children around advocacy and organizing. In addition to education and disability advocacy, platica topics range from mental health, anti-violence, and organizing, and also self-care for mamis as well as topics for new Latina mothers. The peer-led group has been working on child advocacy, racial justice, and equity concerns for Latinas and their children since 2000. Latina Mami previously offered everything from babysitting collectives to ESL classes to informal birth classes to their “Mamis of Color” radio show that ran for eight years on KOOP 91.7. The nonprofit has been recognized by progressive foundations, Latina Magazine, and Univision, and has been highlighted as a model for grassroots organizing in published, peer-reviewed academic articles. Latina Mami is receiving a grant for its Mamis Ayudando a Mamis project. The organization will be announcing a new location in South Austin in August 2017. Latina Mami Austin projects will be run collectively by Perez-Stewart and Latina Mami lead organizers Jessica Ochoa Zamarripa, Diana Anzaldua and Liz Cruz. Latina Mami’s new location is at 1806 W. Stassney Lane, and will be open weekly beginning in September as well as monthly for larger community meetings. To register for the breakfast information meeting, please email [masked] . To learn more about how Latina Mami organizes working-class Latina mothers to move past inaction and traditional barriers, please visit http://www.latinamami.org . Contact Information: Diana Anzaldua Latina Mami Austin 2028 E. Ben White Blvd. #[masked] Austin, TX 78741 (512)[masked] or [masked] ###
- Latina Mami Tacos/Coffee
Hola mamis! We realize that it's short notice but we want to do a quick meetup THIS Wednesday for those of you who can drop by and have a breakfast taco/coffee and just say hello. Latina Mami is excited that we are picking back up in Austin where we left off--it's been a busy, busy time for some of our lead organizers who have been getting kids off to college, finishing degrees, or who've just been working like crazy. We will not resume platicas until late August, but we do have news to share: in Austin, we will be working with young mamis and ensuring they have access to needed culturally competent mental health services in and around Central Texas. A small business owned by our collective is in the works, as well. More on that in person! We want your ideas on platicas/chats you want to have beginning in August as well, and speakers you would like us to schedule for each. All platicas have always had topics on social justice or child advocacy and this will remain the standard. If you're just looking for more social activities with like-minded mamis, let us know that, too, so that we can schedule playgroups/kids' activities for you in the fall. Finally, if you are interested in volunteering with us in any capacity, please let us know as well, and we can set a time to talk about your interests. Please feel free to write me at [masked] if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you! Sincerely, Gloria