Textile sampler of indigenous maya symbols by Magdalena Ramire photo by Rosalinda SantizTextile sampler of indigenous maya symbols by Magdalena Ramire photo by Rosalinda Santiz

Transnational Cultural Remittances Grant | $5,000 | Folk/Traditional Arts |
San Antonio, TX & San Cristobal, Chiapas, MX)

 

Connecting Threads of Justice (Conectando Hilos de Justicia)

Fuerza Unida, Inc.

Partner: Kinal Antsetik

 

To support economic and health development through the trans-national collaboration of women-led collectives: Fuerza Unida, a women’s worker center in San Antonio, TX and Kinal Antsetik, a center for capacity building of indigenous women in San Cristobal, Chiapas, MX. Both collectives address women’s rights and share health practices through implementation of sociodramas or artistic role playing. During previous stages of the project we expanded trans-national markets while creating a space for women to share ethnic traditions and technical skills in garment production; the present stage focuses on sharing alternative medicinal plants aimed to increase women’s empowerment. 

 

www.lafuerzaunida.org

 

 

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