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The Chicago Semillas network invites you to join us for a celebration of Mexican women who are transforming their communities.

Meet Sebastiana Vazquez, whose courageous work to improve healthcare for indigenous women in Chiapas will inspire you.

Dance to live music by Sones de Mexico

Authentic Mexican cuisine

Participate in an auction of stunning photographs, products from women’s artisan cooperatives, and more.

Together we can build bridges, not walls.

For more information, please contact Gwen Stern ( or Karina De la Torre (

Friday, March 31
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St. Chicago, IL

Donation:  $100

Buy your tickets now!

1. If you don’t require a tax-deductible receipt, buy your tickets via Pay Pal by clicking the button below. Once your tickets have been paid for, you will receive electronic tickets via email from Karina De la Torre within 48 hours.

2. If you requiere a tax-deductible receipt that is valid for U.S. tax purposes, please make a donation to Semillas via Global Fund for Women in the amount that corresponds to the number of tickets you’d like to purchase.

To avoid delays and ensure that you receive your tickets, we ask that you also send and email to Karina De la Torre ( to confirm your donation to Fondo Semillas through the Global Fund for Women.

Fondo Semillas is a non-profit organization focused on improving women’s lives in Mexico. We dream of a country where all women —indigenous, mestiza, and black women; young women, migrants, heterosexual women as well as lesbians, mothers, and students alike— can make their own decisions and have access to health services, education, a decent job, justice, and happiness.

To achieve this, Fondo Semillas supports women’s groups and organizations. For over 25 years, it has directly benefited more than 640,000 women and indirectly reached 2.4 million more women, girls, boys, and men indirectly.

Examples of women Fondo Semillas supports include:

  • Midwives who work to prevent maternal mortality and obstetric violence
  • Maquila workers who fight sexual harassment and unfair salaries
  • Indigenous and rural women who defend their right to own land
  • Domestic workers who seek to make their line of work just as acknowledged and respected as any other
  • Indigenous women cooperatives that develop sustainable projects
  • Young women focused on eradicating discrimination and gender-based violence.

Organized women themselves identify the problems they face and propose solutions. Fondo Semillas provides them with economic resources, capacity building, accompaniment, and also strengthens their abilities for strategic alliance building, in order to position their work among key actors.

Sebastiana Vazquez, the activist from Chiapas you will be able to meet at our event,
who tirelessly defends indigenous women's sexual and reproductive health.

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