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.
Participate in a great yoga class and support Mariposas Sin Fronteras!
For the month of November all proceeds from the LoveYoBody yoga class at Yoga Oasis goes to Mariposas Sin Fronteras to support LGBTQ immigrants get out of detention! Enjoy healing yoga and support LGBTQ immigrant liberation!
LoveYoBody is a gentle, body-positive yoga class at Yoga Oasis…
(central) Monday and Thursday 7:30-8:30, $7. More info at:
Casa Mariposa Is Hosting A House Party For
The Protection Network Action Fund
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD
5:30PM TO 8:00PM
CASA MARIPOSA, 127 N. PALOMAS AVENUE
(IN MENLO PARK)
Join Us For a Tamale & Pupusa Dinner And Learn More About The Protection Networks And How You Can Become Involved In Keeping Tucson Families Together.
The Protection Network Action Fund is a community based network that supports grassroots organizing for immigrant rights in Tucson by providing financial support to members and associates of immigrant led organizations who are detained and faced with deportation.
The Protection Network includes the Southside Worker Center, Corazon de Tucson, Fortin de Flores, Tierra y Libertad, and the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos.
Hope to see you there!
Casa Mariposa has been honored and humbled by the outpouring of support we have witnessed over the past weeks. Scores of volunteers have dedicated countless hours of their time to welcoming and assisting travelers at the Tucson Greyhound station. Donations of material aid have filled multiple storage units. Meals have been prepared and served, and volunteers have opened their homes for overnight hospitality. At a time when various communities around the country are responding to the influx of Central American migrants with hate and rage, your profound compassion and tireless action has demonstrated the strength of our Tucson community’s commitment to justice and dignity for those seeking shelter within our borders.
Given the overwhelming need for support and hospitality for Central American families, Casa Mariposa has collaborated with community partners to transition volunteer coordination and services for travelers from our small community into the hands of Catholic Community Services. We are thankful to CCS for stepping into this role, and so grateful to all of you who have risen to meet the needs of families. Thank you!
Please direct all inquiries about volunteer opportunities to email@example.com
Casa Mariposa esta tan agradecida por el apoyo que hemos recibido durante las últimas semanas. Decenas de voluntarios han dedicado innumerables horas de su tiempo para ofrecer su asistencia a las familias llegando a la estación de Greyhound en Tucson. Las donaciones para las familias han llenado múltiples unidades de almacenamiento. Los voluntarios han preparado y servido las comidas cada noche, y otros han abierto sus hogares para ofrecer hospedaje. En constraste con los grupos en distintos partes de este país cuales están respondiendo a la llegada de los migrantes centroamericanos con el odio y rabia, la profunda compasión y la acción incansable de tod@s ustedes ha demostrado la fortaleza del compromiso de nuestra comunidad de Tucson a la justicia y la dignidad para aquellos que buscan refugio dentro de nuestras fronteras.
Ahora que hay mucha necesidad para apoyo y alojamiento para las familias, Casa Mariposa ha colaborado con socios de la comunidad para transferir la coordinación y los servicios voluntarios para los viajeros desde nuestra pequeña comunidad hasta las manos de Catholic Community Services. Nosotros apreciamos a CCS por haber tomado este papel, y estamos tan agradecido a todos ustedes que han aumentado para satisfacer las necesidades de las familias. ¡Gracias!
Para solicitar información sobre las oportunidades para voluntarios, favor de contacta firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU TUCSON!! We had over 200 people present for our volunteer orientation and general information session this morning. It was an incredible response to our call for more hands to engage in the work of support and hospitality for arriving families from Central America and beyond. We are so grateful to all of you. Adelante!
¡¡MUCHAS GRACIAS, TUCSON!! Hoy asistieron mas que 200 personas el entrenamiento y la presentacion que se realizo esta mañana. Fue una respuesta increible a nuestra llamada por ayuda con el trabajo de apoyar a las familias que vienen llegando desde Centro America. Estamos tan agradecidos a tod@s ustedes. Adelante!