(items from local businesses)
Indigena Imports of Austin
602 N. Wilmot (at 5th St.), Parish Center
Saturday, Nov 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Sale, Exhibit and Silent Auction continues. Morning coffee. Fry bread and Indian tacos on sale after 11:30 AM (Maria Garcia, indigenous form Michoacan and owner of La Indita Restaurant, will step across traditions to feed us well). No requested donation.
Sunday, Nov 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Same as Saturday, including food.
Who benefits? St. Michael’s Guatemala Project, The Castaneda Museum of Ethnic Costume, Maya women who continue the weaving tradition, and you. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore. Please come, whether you intend to make a purchase or not.
Maya women leaders in Guatemala frequently say they will build a just society the way they weave, one thread at a time. We’ll add that they do so with consummate artistry, skill, patience, and resilience. As CPR-Sierra leader Berta reminded us in Guatemala last summer, even in the darkest years of the war, culture and tradition sustained them, as did moments of cheer and laughter. We have much to learn from these sisters (and brothers) who have persisted in the face of great adversity.