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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!
Advent Series at Casa Mariposa
The season bends toward shadow and solstice and a wealth of holy and holidays. Advent is one lens into the season between times. Though primarily Christian in its current context, history tells a much wider story. Our ancestors held this time with a kind of awe which predates written language, let alone dogma.
This year we invite the community and its wider circles to join us for the first four Sunday evenings of December, from 7:00-8:30pm at Casa Mariposa, 127 N. Palomas Ave.
December 1st: “Red Fountains and Embroidering for Peace/Fuentes Rojas y Bordando por la Paz.” A film and discussion facilitated by Suzanne Hesh.
December 8th: Paula Miller. A Reflection.
December 15th: Maggie Kearns… “Pink Candle Sunday” An evening of Carols.
December 22: Jim Marx Newgrange, Birth of the Sun, Druidic Spirituality.
The themes are in place. How they play out is a work in progress. So, this is a rough draft of sorts… the time and place are set… what happens therein is a matter of Spirit. Come join us and be part of the spark….within this liminal space.
December 8th Rally to Remove Arivaca Road Border Patrol Checkpoint
Join us on Sunday, December 8th for a Community Rally calling for the immediate removal of the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Arivaca Road in Amado, AZ. The family friendly rally will feature music, art, skits. Arivaca meet-up at the Arivaca Community Center at 12pm we will depart at 1pm. Folks coming from Tucson and elsewhere meet up at the Longhorn at 1pm we will depart at 1:30pm.
We will converge at the checkpoint at 2pm. There will be a short walk from both directions. Those unable to walk can drive closer. Planning meetings every Sunday 2-4pm at the Arivaca Community Center. Banner making on Saturday, December 7th in Downtown Arivaca, 10am to 2pm. More information at http://www.phparivaca.org. Sponsored by People Helping People.
Join us for a Hanukkah Celebration!
On Friday, December 20th at 6pm we will celebrate the Festival of Lights at Casa Mariposa. Join us for potato latkes, dreidel games, chocolate gelt, Hanukkah songs and more! Come and learn about this 8 day Jewish Holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE.
19th Year Anniversary GUAMAP BENEFIT!
Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project (GUAMAP)
SATURDAY, Oct. 5, 2013, 7 pm – 9 pm
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
(545 S. 5TH Avenue, Tucson, corner 5th Ave. and 16th St.)
SPECIAL GUEST: Todd Miller
Author of Border Patrol Nation, City Lights Press, release February, 2014.
“Border Conditions: Impact on Increasing Immigration from Guatemala”
MUSIC: Ted Warmbrand, folk singer
NATIVE FOODS DESSERTS AND DRINKS: Mesquite fudge, Prickly Pear Pie and Parfaits!
RAFFLE: Signed copy of Border Patrol Nation, acupuncture treatments, and more!
CRAFT SALE: Get a head start on your holiday purchases!
ADMISSION: $20 per adult, $3 youth under 15
Online tax-exempt donation through PayPal, www.guamap.net
Mark Your Calendars for a unique event !! Investigative journalist and local favorite son Todd Miller talks about his new book BORDER PATROL NATION (City Lights Books, release date Feb. 2014) at a benefit for the Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project (GUAMAP).
We’re sending a Vancouver, Canada based team to our partner NGO in Peten, Guatemala to train 21 local health promoters in acupuncture in September.
GUAMAP presents a fruity desert plant dessert buffet for this special fundraising event. Mesquite milkshakes, prickly pear glaze peach pie, rhubarb and prickly pear parfaits y mucho mas. Would you believe bellota sundaes?
Music, raffle and an exciting evening for all.
Occupy Tucson & March Against Drones Tucson
Free Film & Discussion – DRONE WARS
Saturday, August 24th and Saturday, September 7th at the Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson
Save the Date for A National Gathering in November!
Join us for Brunch!
Sunday, July 28
197 E Toole Ave (near Skrappy’s)
Rainbow Defense Fund and Latino Gay Pride
Bingo Brunch Fundraiser!
$5 for brunch and Bingo
Proceeds support Latino Gay Pride and the Rainbow Defense Fund that supports LGBTQ folks held in immigration detention in AZ.
Hosted by Casa Mariposa, Puertas Abiertas, and Studio ONE. Hope to see you there!
Fuentes Rojas y Bordando por la Paz, Thursday, August 1, 6 – 8 pm, Casa Mariposa
Violence related to The US-Mexican Drug War has caused the deaths of more than 80,000 people in Mexico. Many were innocent bystanders of… random or targeted violence. Some were friends or relatives of people in drug cartels. All were children of God, worthy to be mourned and remembered.
Supplies and instruction will be provided. Dinner will be from 6 – 6:30. After dinner we’ll talk, laugh, reflect and embroider together.