On Monday, March 14th from 7:00pm until 8:30pm we will have our final Monday night Lenten gathering. Jim Marx will share ideas and rituals around the spring equinox in the Celtic tradition and how it connects with the Easter tradition. Light snacks provided.
3rd Sunday of Advent, December 13th, 7pm to 8:30pm, Casa Mariposa, 127 N. Palomas, Menlo Park
Come celebrate the ancient wisdom of Celtic pre-Christian and Christian mythology as we
advance to and through the darkest time of the year and re-emerge renewed into the Light
of the SUN/SON.
of eight seasonal festivals in the Celtic spiritual tradition, known as the “wheel of the year.”
The “wheel” is an important symbol in Celtic mythology that symbolizes the constant change
of the universe and the infinite cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Local ingredients, international flavor fundraiser
Saturday, Dec 12, 6:30pm, Casa Mariposa, 127 N. Palomas Ave.
Support Guatemalan family of 8 in next steps from Casa Mariposa!
The Ortega family, a family of 8 who have been living in Casa Mariposa since October invite you for a Guatemalan dinner. They are raising money to start their lives upon moving on from Casa Mariposa. Sulma and her family appreciate your support and ensure you that you will love the food!
Pepian, hearty chicken stew with vegetables and seasoned with seeds and nuts
Salad with greens grown in Las Milpitas Garden
Vegetable stew with same sauce as Pepian
Suggested donation $15. More if you can, less if you can’t.
Education in the Brazilian Landless Worker Movement
A Conversation with Alessandro, National Leader of the MST Education Sector
Saturday, December 5th
Location: Casa Mariposa – 127 N. Palomas Ave. Tucson, AZ
The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the largest social movements in Latin America, is internationally famous for its success occupying large unproductive land estates and pressuring the government to redistribute this land to over 1 million landless farmers. Less well known are the movement’s educational initiatives. Over the past three decades, MST leaders have drawn on diverse educational theories to develop a set of pedagogical practices for schools that encourage youth to stay in the countryside, foster collective forms of work, and participate in political struggle. Activists engage in contentious actions to support their educational ideas, while facilitating community discussions, organizing teacher trainings, and writing curricula with state actors. In the state of Paraná, the MST administers 11 public schools that are currently functioning within MST land occupations. MST leader Alessandro, one of the state coordinators of the education sector in Paraná, will talk about these educational experiences and how the MST has succeeded in both occupying land and occupying the Brazilian school system.
Friends – We invite the community and its wider circles to join us at any or all of the upcoming gatherings at Casa Mariposa, 127 N. Palomas Avenue, Menlo Park.