Xinachtli Comadres National Colectiva
#MMIWG Action Campaign 2023
Join the Xinachtli Comadre National Colectiva in our 2nd Annual MMIWG Campaign. Our goal is to have a successful healing-centered, socially distant awareness, education, and action campaign to bring light to the issue of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, transnational femicides, and gender-based violence; Throughout our sessions we will acknowledge our place in the #MMIWG movement and display publicly our collective voices and stories while expanding on the transnational scope of the MMIWG movement; Our sessions will serve to hold space for unifying what often may be individual, isolated movement efforts to create a combined pivotal movement. Lastly, we hope to engage folks as organizers as weavers, healers, storytellers, advocates, and uplift transnational movement and solidarity actions in the United States and within the transnational landscape.
We are excited to host our 2nd Annual #MMIWG Day of Action and will have a mini-conference for folks to join us. The session breakdown is as follows.
Session 1: 9:30am-11am PST Acknowledging our place in the movement
Zoom link: bit.ly/XCNCHumanRights
Session 2: 11-12pm PST #MMIWGR Panel Platica
Session 3: 12-1pm PST Using XCNC's MMIWG Advocacy Toolkit
Please post images and hashtags #MMIWG, #MMIWGR2S #Xinachtli, wear your t-shirts and bring out your banners at 1 p.m. PST on your social media
Xinachtli Comadres National Colectiva #MMIWG Action Campaign 2022
We are in deep gratitude to the #MMIWG impacted families, communities, and loved ones who have suffered the pain and loss of a loved one who has gone missing or murdered. We honor the tenderness of this work and recognize that many impacted folks are on the front lines fighting for the silent stories of their loved ones. May our collective rage and grief be held and supported as we uplift this important issue. May our collective joy and love be uplifted as we do this work in honor of our loved ones. We honor and uplift the native and indigenous movement builders, weavers, healers, storytellers, activists, and advocates who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to raising awareness and advocating for solutions to eradicating gender-based violence against native and indigenous women, girls, femmes, trans, and gender expansive folks.
Lastly, we are in deep gratitude to our funder Grantmakers for Girls of Color for your capacity building support for our 2022 #MMIWG campaign.
Harnessing our Collective Stories: #MMIWG A Transnational Issue
On Thursday, May 5th, Xinachtli Comadres National Colectiva (XCNC) will engage its network in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Day of Action in response to the call for National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) 2022 National Week of Action for MMIW. Our campaign theme “ Harnessing our Collective Stories” will focus on uplifting and expanding upon the transnational context of violence against native and indigenous women and girls, femicides, gender-based violence and the collective stories that connect the northern and southern movements.
May 5th is National #MMIWG Day of Action and the XCNC will launch our 4-month campaign which will include a virtual awareness social media campaign, workshops, and we will also release our inaugural #MMIWG Panel Platica titled “Harnessing our Collective Stories #MMIWG: A Transnational Issue on May 5th featuring panel speakers who will discuss the transnational context of violence against native and indigenous women and girls, femicides, gender-based violence and the collective stories that connect the northern and southern movements. Join the Xinachtli Comadres National Colectiva, Los Angeles Indigenous People’s Alliance, KLBRI, and Justice For My Sister on May 5th, 2022. Stay tuned— The panel platica will be released on our website on May 5th.
As a critical part of Xinachtli Rites of Passage Human Rights/ Acción (Action) arc, we hope to bring acknowledgement to the impact of gender-based violence on native and indigenous women and girls and build awareness about the stories that have been silenced. Our goal is to bolster the network’s capacity to create visibility, awareness, advocacy, and movement building around violence against native and indigenous women and girls. We hope to engage member organizations in a virtual campaign as well as provide capacity building so that they can develop their own local actions in the next coming months.