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|Alma de Mujer Programs|
|Sunday, 22 March 2009|
To find out more about Alma de Mujer’s programs, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download our Programs Brochure. [link to: PDF of Alma de Mujer’s 2009 Program Brochure]
Sustainable Communities: Alma de Mujer’s Sustainable Communities program serves Austin area low-income Indigenous youth and their families by providing educational field trips for schools and community groups, summer week-long Environmental Learning camps, and through the implementation of its Medicine Garden programs. The camps will focus on teaching youth, ages 7 to 17 about Native approaches to Environmental Stewardship and Native Approaches to Health and Healing.
In 2009, Alma de Mujer established an on-site Medicine Wheel Garden based on the Nahui Ollin and traditions of the South. The Medicine Wheel Garden serves as a fundamental education tool for our communities to learn about Indigenous approaches to Health and Healing. The Medicine Garden program takes this knowledge out into Austin’s communities through the building and development of “Medicine Gardens” at key locations. In 2009, Alma de Mujer will build Medicine Gardens in collaboration with People in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER), Resistencia Bookstore/RedSalmon Arts and Monkey Wrench Books. As part of this program, Alma de Mujer will host health and healing workshops for Austin’s community.
Indigenous Arts & Culture: Alma de Mujer’s Indigenous Arts & Culture program serves Texas-based Indigenous women artists. In 2009, Alma de Mujer launched its Artist-in-Residence program, aimed at providing women artists with an incubation space for the development of new work. Applications are available on a yearly basis from January through mid-February. As part of this program, Alma de Mujer also hosts a yearly Artists Gathering for all applicants to the program in order to provide a space to learn and share resources with other women artists. Applications are available here.
Alma de Mujer also sponsors Arts & Culture field trips and summer week-long Arts & Culture camps for low-income youth, ages 7 – 14. These camps aim to provide youth with a solid exposure to Indigenous arts practices and cultural history with the goal of improving self-esteem and self-knowledge.
Indigenous Women’s Leadership: Alma de Mujer’s Indigenous Women’s Leadership program focuses on mentoring and developing local Indigenous women’s leadership in community organizing and political education. Interns are selected from local universities to receive training and to focus on specific projects. Alma de Mujer also sponsors leadership retreats for women survivors of domestic violence. These retreats aim to provide a safe space for women to discuss and develop community building and leadership skills.
In 2009, Alma de Mujer will host the first of three state-wide Indigenous Women Activists Gatherings. This year’s Gathering will bring 30 women working on issues of immigration, environmental justice and Native sovereignty together to engage in critical dialogue and popular education practices.
Alma is an affordable retreat facility available for booking to both non-profit and for-profit groups and individuals working in the fields of education, the environment, cultural and social awareness, the healing arts, women, family, children and youth groups, social justice and indigenous organizations. We have served more than 400 local, regional, national and international organizations in the 8 years of our operation.
Located 20 miles northwest of Austin, the natural and rustic setting provides a beautiful, private environment. Our main lodge has 4,000 square feet of space and our sleeping quarters can accommodate 30 people. Encampments are possible for larger groups. Catering, camping, organic gardening, and a meditation knoll are also available. We are available daily, weekly or weekends.
Main Lodge Meeting & Dining SpaceOur Main Lodge is a spacious 4,000 square foot, two story sky-lit cedar lodge complete with a natural stone fireplace, commercial kitchen, three bathrooms and a large outdoor porch/deck. The main floor of the lodge serves as meeting space and dining area where Alma's video and resource library, international craft corner and indigenous art collections are available for year-round viewing. This area can be arranged to conform to your special needs, with either seated or buffet dining, creating a more informal meeting space for larger groups.Sleeping AccommodationsTreehouse Sleeping Quarters: Nestled high in the cedars and oaks, "Alma's Treehouse" is available for overnight guests. Separated into five distinctly charming cabins, sleeping 4-6 in each, the Treehouse is a large separate cedar lodge, located directly next to the Main Lodge, which can accommodate 22 overnighters. Linen, towels, bathroom accommodations, AC and heating are available in each unit.Encampments: For larger groups, we can accommodate campers with tents. Our encampment area is located along Cypress Pond near the meditation knoll and garden.MealsAlma's kitchen provides creative, healthy, and quality vegetarian or meat menus. Menus are created with group and individual dietary needs in mind and prepared by experienced and loving hands. For planned meals, a minimum number of persons is required. Meals are charged on a per guest basis, separate from the room charge.
To book Alma de Mujer for your group or organization, email: email@example.com or call: 512.258.1858
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