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LLC Webinar Series l A Conversation with Mujeres Unidas y Activas - Shifting Power from the Inside Out: Lessons on Becoming Member-Led A Bilingual Webinar

June 20, 2019

10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Join us for a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Webinar featuring Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA).  MUA is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. MUA is an intergenerational grassroots organization led by, and for, Latina immigrant women. MUA’s innovative leadership development model trains members to plan and implement their programs and lead their work for social justice. MUA is proud to be a national model for Latina immigrant empowerment and organizing, and to have created a healthy, sustainable, grassroots-membership led organization.

During this webinar MUA will share learnings from their report: Shifting Power from the Inside Out which details MUA’s  journey towards:

  • Increasing representation of community members amongst leadership and staff.

  • Developing specific internal practices to ensure that immigrant women are encouraged to step up — and that US-born women take a back seat — in organizational leadership.

  • Encouraging frank discussions about race, class, and power.

  • Ending practices of white supremacy that limit the leadership of people of color.

  • Shifting towards a model of collaboration and authentic shared leadership.

A Note About Language: Because we value Language Justice, this webinar will be presented in Spanish with consecutive interpretation. Attendees are encouraged to participate in either English or Spanish.

Juana Flores, Executive Director

An immigrant from Mexico, Juana joined MUA as a member in 1991, and as staff in 1994. Juana began as one of MUA’s San Francisco’s Office Coordinators working with MUA’s Education Committee which focused on defending the rights of immigrant parents in the San Francisco School System; traveling with MUA’s street theater troupe that used creative performance to inform Spanish-speaking immigrants about their rights and proposed policy changes that would adversely affect them; coordinating trainings for the Caring Hands project; creating youth programs for the children of MUA’s members including Muchachitas, a leadership program for the daughters of MUA members and a partnership with the San Francisco Zoo, and; helping to design the new Park Alioto.