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The San Miguel Times gives you Nonprofit Resource Network News, where a monthly connection between consultants, nonprofits and benefactors. Check out the list of nonprofits plus best practices and more at NonprofitSMA.net in English and Spanish. If you have news in any of these categories, you can send them to [email protected], she will take care to sprd the word.  Thank you!


Democrats Abroad will host its Mexico annual general meeting March 31 – April 2 at Hotel Geneve in Mexico City. American’s Number One Populist, Jim Hightower, will speak. To register, contact [email protected] and/or 33 1704 6475.


I3 Ideas that Inform and Inspire is offering founding patron sponsorships with your tax-deductible donation of $250 USD to raise funds for Conversations with Bit Thinkers, which has already held events with Vicente Fox and Hedrick Smith. Founding patrons receive preferential seating, recognition on the website and in printed programs, and personal invitations to exclusive events with guest speakers. For more information, see http://i3sma.org/become-a-founding-patron/.


Lifelong Learning is offering the Myth of the Returning Hero in Homer’s Odyssey Tuesdays and Thursdays March 14, 16, 21, and 23 from 1 – 4 p.m. including social hour for $525 pesos; and The Dining Table: Life’s Centerpiece through History, Tuesday, March 28, from 10 a.. – e p.m. including lunch for $410 pesos. For more information, see http://instituto-allende.edu.mx/en/lifelong-learning-program/.  To register, go to  http://instituto-allende.edu.mx/en/lifelong-learning-program/ or to the Instituto office at Ancha de San Antonio 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Mujeres en Cambio is seeking guides for its Rancho Tour where its rancheritas bring the Rug Hook Project to life. Guides take tour attendees to the five locations within the village of Agustin Gonzales to demonstrate cooking, medicinal herbs, stone carving, Otomi language and their rugs. An authentic Mexican lunch will be provided, as well as a script, and two training sessions, but some Spanish is essential. All profits go to the rancheritas’ cooperative. For more information, see http://rughookproject.com/the-rancho-tour/ and contact Charlotte Bell at 152 7548, 415 111 5787, 512 447 2150 and/or [email protected].

Rural Education Institute will host a concert with Brazilian guitarist Alfredo Muro March 25 at 6:30 at St. Paul’s Church. Tickets will be available at St. Paul’s, La Conexion, Solutions and the Biblioteca two weeks prior to the event.

Ser Mujer, which organizes events to celebrate the successes and struggles of women around the world, has the following events planned:  Bilingual Poetry Readings March 13 at 6 p.m. at Bellas Artes ($80 pesos for adults; $20 pesos for students); Trapped, an English-language film, March 14 at 1 p.m. at Teatro Santa Ana ($60 pesos); Justice for My Sister, a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, March 16 at 1 p.m. at Teatro Santa Ana and 4:30 p.m. at UNAM ($80 pesos for adults; $20 pesos for students); African Grandmothers Tribunal, an English-language film March 21 at 1 p.m. at Teatro Santa Ana ($60 pesos); Women and Water in San Miguel, a talk and discussion, March 22 at 11 a.m. at Teatro Santa Ana ($60 pesos); Yo Soy Asi, a Spanish-language film with English subtitles on the LGBTQ theme, March 23 at 1 p.m. at Teatro Santa Ana and 4:30 p.m. at UNAM ($60 pesos at TSA; free at UNAM); Maestra, a Bilingual film about what it’s like to be a woman in Cuba today, March 27 at 6 p.m. at Bellas Artes, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker who accompanied Barack Obama on his historic trip to Cuba and a representative from the cultural bureau of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico. ($80 pesos for adults; $20 pesos for students); Goldman Environmental Prize Winning Women English-language films, March 28 at 1 p.m. at Teatro Santa Ana ($60 pesos); Women Risk Takers, a bilingual panel discussion by local and international change-making women ($60 pesos). For more information, see http://sermujersma.com/en/home/.

Volunteer News

Jovenes Adelante is seeking English tutors and someone to help with US tax filing. The English tutors are for JA’s local Mexican honors students who are in university. Tutors meet with their student(s) once a week for 1 – 1.5 hours.  English conversation at the intermediate level usually is the priority.  Having some teaching or ESL background is ideal but not essential. Some Spanish is helpful but not essential. For more information, contact Margot Young at [email protected]. If you can help with US tax filing, please contact Treasurer Tom Hall at [email protected].


Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende – Midday named Kathleen Devine the Farley W. Wheelwright Citizen of the Year for her many volunteer contributions to Mujeres en Cambio, 100 Women Who Care, Democrats Abroad, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende, the AC Presidents Group, the Audubon Society, and El Charco del Ingenio botanic garden. Congratulate her at [email protected].

Volunteer Steve Shaw seeks to help with Mexican community with English, math, computers, and/or science in January 2018. For more information, contact him at [email protected].

By Robin Robinson

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