Archive for the ‘Our Origins & Story’ Category

An Introduction to Mijente

April 30th, 2019

Over the next few decades, a steady demographic shift will occur in the United States, the Latinx population is set to double. Alongside these shifts are predictions and assumptions that the power and influence of our community will grow as well. We do not believe that demographic change will automatically forge transformative change. Because alongside […]


Get Your Mijente Swag at La Tiendita!

December 19th, 2018

Brought to you by popular demand...we’re excited to announce the official launch of our brand new online store aka La Tiendita! Folks can now order 5 popular Mijente swag items online, including: Our super comfortable and OG black Mijente hoodie Gray Mijente crew-neck t-shirt Red Mijente crew-neck t-shirt Black Rest in Pieces Machismo sweater White [...]


Lanzate 2018: San Antonio, Texas

September 25th, 2018

On December 1st and 2nd, 2018, we are excited to gather once again, this time in San Antonio, Texas, for the third Lánzate convening. Right on time. Lánzate 2018 marks our largest, national gathering since Trump took office. It will come after the many rounds of attacks on our communities, and after our brave response […]


Mijente Principles of Unity

June 30th, 2018

EnglishEspañolPortuguês These are our Mijente Principles, to help us remember and guide us in struggle. 1. We are Latinx and Chicanx people that are part of movements for justice and self-determination for all people. We are pro-Black, pro-indigena, pro-worker, pro-mujer, pro-Lesbian Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer, pro-migrant because we hold all of those identities, and because our […]


Mijente Hosting First Ever National Gathering of Members!

September 6th, 2017

This Fall, Mijente is hosting a Sazonblea, the first official national gathering of Mijente’s membership. We will be coming together to connect, strategize together and build shared vision for the work of Mijente.


With DACA & TPS Threatened & a Dream Act Introduced, How We Chart Our Way Forward Matters

July 21st, 2017

Let us seize clean opportunities and quickly condemn anything that turns a Dream into a nightmare, anything that would increase the criminalization of any of us.


The Shovel, The Picket Sign and The Muse

January 20th, 2017

as Trump puts his hand on the bible, millions put their feet on the streets to pledge resistance. What is done today in resistance, we can only hope it is a rev up and not a final gasp in reaction to the 2016 election.


Mijente Concept Plan for Resisting and Building in 2017

January 20th, 2017

The 2016 election brought into clear focus a political landscape wrought with live wires of anxiety, fear and polarization in the United States. It proved to us that demographic change is not already here and reminded us that although it is a welcome change for some, it is viewed as a dire threat to others. [...]


Hundreds of Latinxs Gather in San Juan for #Lánzate2016

December 2nd, 2016

On December 1st, hundreds of Latinx activists are gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico to build, learn, and strategize together. In the midst of a transition into a Trump administration and a time of protest on the island - from resisting PROMESA's Fiscal Control Board to blockading the dumping of coal ash in Peñuelas - the [...]


Lánzate 2016 – Mijente Gathering in December (otra vez!)

September 20th, 2016

From December 2 – 4th we will gather for Lánzate (otra vez!) Last December we gathered in Chicago to formally launch Mijente, a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing. Since then we’ve set off on designing the mijente membership, building an online action hub, taking action and supporting local campaigns against criminalization, [...]