March 5, 2014
In solidarity with women throughout the world and especially in our border region and Mexico, on Saturdary, March 8th, Weaving for Justice is celebrating International Women’s Day at the West End Art Depot in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Please pass the word and come join us if you are in our area. Below is a link to all the events that Weaving for Justice is co-sponsoring this week. All events are free and open to the public and are at the West End Art Depot, 401 N. Mesilla St., Las Cruces, New Mexico, except for the “Salt of the Earth” events. A full listing of events is available at – http://crossroadsacupuncture.com/2014/01/28/arte-sin-fronteras-march-7th-and-8th/
March 5th, Wednesday, 5 p.m. – “Salt of the Earth/Sal de la Tierra,” 60th Anniversary, film screening and discussion. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court Ave., Las Cruces.
March 6th, Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. “Salt of the Earth: An Interdisciplinary Forum exploring the film’s implications for immigrant rights, human rights and border policy. Atkinson Recital Hall, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
March 7th, Friday, 6-9 p.m. – Opening Reception, “Arte Sin Fronteras, artists responding to violence, working for social change in Mexico.” Music by Mariachi Fuego del Sol, Canto a mi Tierra y Los Santanicos and a fair trade artisan fair. For more information contact Ryan at: (575) 496-2306 or email@example.com
March 8th, Saturday, 1-6 p.m. International Women’s Day celebration Learn about women’s collective efforts using art and handicrafts to uplift, organize and sustain their communities in the face of violence and oppression.
1-6 Fair Trade Artisan sale featuring artisan work by women’s cooperative groups; Healers for the Arts Fundraiser to benefit projects in Juárez (Reiki, massage, acupuncture treatments; also acupuncture by donation from 9-3 p.m. at Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare, 310 S. Main St.)
1:30-3 Panel: “Creating, Resisting, and Collaborating in the Face of Violence and Oppression: Women’s Stories.” Women in several community-based projects in Juárez, Mexico and Chaparral, New Mexico share their stories. Participating groups include: Creaciones Yucca; Guerilla Prayer Flags; Taller de Piñatas of Pastoral Obrera; and Weaving for Justice.
3:30-6 pm. Workshop – re-purpose old shirts, tote bags, etc. Bring your own items or choose from ones we provide. The only cost is for a piece of cloth woven by a Maya woman from Chiapas, Mexico. ($5-8) Workshop facilitated by Susan Beck and Joan Jensen.
For more information contact Christine Eber at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 21st, Friday, 7-9 p.m., “Dead When I Got Here,”film screening & panel with filmmaker Mark Aitken and Charles Bowden, Molly Molloy and Pastor Galván.
March 28th, Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. “Women’s Poetry, Then and Now: A Reading.” Six women poets are presenting a reading for Women’s History Month. Each writer will read from her own work and introduce you to the work of a woman poet who has influenced her. For more information contact Joanne Townsend (575) 523-1207.