Watch Inspiring Videos from MUA’s 30th Anniversary Event Here
On September 17th, we commemorated our 30th anniversary with a wonderful event called MUA: 30 Years of Transformative Change and Action. While we weren’t able to have the massive dance party we had originally envisioned, we did manage to create a beautiful online celebration presented by many of our immigrant women leaders.
If you weren’t able to attend, we invite you to enjoy it online! You can see the entire 2 hour livestream on Facebook here.
Or you can watch 3 short, inspiring stand-alone videos that anchored the event:
The Strength of Women in the Times of the Pandemic — This video, made in collaboration with BAYCAT studios, consists of testimonies recorded on Zoom of member leaders who have been impacted by the COVID crisis
You are Not Alone — This video is part of a social media campaign we launched earlier this year to reduce the stigma of discussing sexual assault in the immigrant community. A group of MUA leaders wrote and performed the story in collaboration with theater artist Violeta Luna and videographer Barni Qaasim. This video was funded through Grant 2016-UD-AX-0014 from Office of Violence against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Views expressed to not represent the U.S. Department of Justice.
The T-Shirt Project — This video was created by MUA group facilitators Luciana Rodriguez and Agustina Amiconi, in collaboration with NAKA Dance Theater. In order to break through feelings of isolation during shelter-in-place, our members have been making art projects together over video calls, including T-shirts with messages of empowerment and solidarity. [Note: in order to see English subtitles, you may need to turn on the closed captions by clicking the CC button in the righthand corner.]
We are tremendously grateful to the 100+ event sponsors who made our event a success! You can see the sponsors list here. With your support, we were able to exceed our $250,000 fundraising goal, helping ensure that in these uncertain times, MUA’s work stays strong.
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MUA is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a dual mission of personal transformation and community power. Creating an environment of understanding and confidentiality, MUA empowers and educates our members through mutual support and training to be leaders in their own lives and in the community. Working with diverse allies, MUA promotes unity and civic-political participation to achieve social justice.View All Posts by MUA - Mujeres Unidas y Activas