What do you know about the Latinx immigrants who are facing historic level deportations and incarceration in the United States today? Would you like to learn more and grow your understanding along with other mindfulness practitioners?
The topic for session #4 will be learning about the causes of immigration from Central America and from Mexico. There are many reasons for families and individuals to be risking their lives to cross the border, and in this call we will explore these reasons through a variety of media, leaving time to share with each other about what we have learned.
Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States, and fully one in six people in the U.S. are Latinx, and one in ten are of Mexican heritage. Only Mexico has a larger Hispanic population than the United States.The Census Bureau describes Hispanic or Latino ethnicity as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."
In lieu of fees, we ask you to consider making a donation to Nueva Vida to benefit Latinas with cancer in the DC area. Donate here: http://nueva-vida.org
Ways to get involved in immigrant justice -- locally (DC area): www.caircoalition.org, http://sanctuarydmv.org/, https://www.theyoungcenter.org/about-the-young-center/
Sessions will be in English, accessible, and co-led by Adriana Arizpe and Annie Mahon. if you need Spanish translation or physical accommodations, please let us know.
Adriana is a Mexican woman who has lived in the DC area for 8 years. She has degrees in Communications and Gastronomy and is an executive in media, research, marketing and communication. Adriana has been practicing mindfulness since 2014 and has extensive knowledge of relationships and cultural contrasts and a special interest in how Latin-American culture contributes to US culture as a whole.
Annie is a white, Armenian-American, ordained (lay) in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of Circle Yoga Cooperative, DC Yoga Week, and Opening Heart Mindfulness community, and founder and treasurer of the Pink House Foundation, a grant making organization supporting the development political and social capital for marginalized groups in the US. She has been a student of mindfulness since the early 1990's.