Friday, July 3, 2009

Every Little Bit Helps!

Even if it's just $1, maybe $20, it's imperative we bring everyone who is often forgotten to the table to create change! Here's a message from my homegirl Meghan "La Mamita Mala" Ortiz:

In about two weeks la familia Mala (minus poroto) will head to Detroit for the Women’s Media Equity Summit and the Allied Media Conference.

After having attended the Reform Immigration for America Summit with poroto, it became really clear that just having travel money isn’t enough, especially with children. Sales of the SPEAK! cd and a scholarship from the WEC help make the trip possible pero there are table to buy so that we can share our work with you, housing, food, ground transportation.

So please consider making a small gift to one of these amazing mujer media makers (yes, myself included). As independent media makers rooted in activism, justice and amor, much of what we do isn’t compensated so gracias. It is because of you that we are all able to do what we do.

And ps: The AMC is beginning to feel like a spiritual pilgrimage for me, an opportunity to reconnect in the flesh with hermanas whom I love and respect fiercely. Just thinking about seeing Little Light, Cripchick , Fabi, Noemi, BFP, BA, Nadia, Elle, Kameelah, Adele , and Lex makes me get all teary. And the opportunity to share that experience with la Mapu makes me want to weep tears of joy. Ask Adele, the whole way to the airport after last year’s AMC I wept and made her ass weep. ja ja, Nothing like two Ricans overwhelmed by love.

Help us again…thank you

We need to get there.
We have fundraised, asked for grants, compromised, felt energized, asked for days off, gotten free airline tickets, borrowed time, overcharged credit cards and emailed/talked/made plans with friends and strangers across the lines.
And still call us shameless, we ask for more. Y porque no?

please consider donating to these fine, chingona mujeres

Maegan “la Mala” Ortiz, raising chingona mujeres. Sending single mami love

Elle, southern sistorian, who I shall meet one day even if we live closer than other folks. Oh we shall share a beer very very soon

blackamazon Sydette otherwise known as the bad ass who I love

Fabiola, fabmexicana who guest blogs here, leaving pedacitos de su corazon. Otra mami soltera de Cali

Noemi Martinez
spiller of dreams-single mami

ms. cripchick
a powerchair-roaring queer radical woman of color
cripchick’s weblog

Many of us will be taking part in the Women’s Media Equity
Summit on July 16th.
At the AMC, we’ll be involved in several different caucuses, meetings and generally raising
a ruckus wherever you may find us. And OUR KIDS WILL BE CAUSING ALL SORTS OF MAYHEM AT THE KIDS TRACK AND IN GENERAL. It will be a sight to see. Things will happen. We will write/blog about it.

If you haven't purchased your SPEAK! cd yet you can still do it now!

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