Community Partners

Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit organization that empowers Chicanas/Latinas through personal, educational and professional advancement. Over the last forty years, CLF has provided scholarships, mentoring, and leadership training to hundreds of Northern California Latinas pursuing undergraduate and graduate college education. The majority of them are the first in their families to pursue higher education, and many are non-traditional students. In 2010 CLF convened a small circle of artists, activists, students and scholars for The Power of Storytelling, a workshop dedicated to honoring the stories of the women whose shoulders we stand on. Every story written and spoken evoked healing, inspiration and action. We sensed the vast potential of untold stories and the transformative power of sharing them. Out of that story circle MiHistoria was born, and it has been growing ever since.

Líderes Campesinas was founded in 1988 by and for campesinas (farmworker women) at the forefront of grassroots mobilizing to improve the lives of farmworker communities in California. They have chapters in Coachella, Imperial, Monterey, Ventura, Madera, Merced, Santa Cruz, Fresno and Napa counties, and support campesina activists in capacity building, democratic decision making, advocacy, peer training, and statewide organizing. Líderes Campesinas also works with service providers and regulatory agencies to ensure that their programs demonstrate cultural competency and reach the farmworker communities they are designed to serve. MiHistoria began storytelling workshops with Líderes Campesinas in 2014, bringing together rural women to speak, listen and write their stories. This collaboration culminated in MiHistoria’s first public storytelling performance, Hermosas Hermanas-Celebrating Stories of Farmworker Women.

Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is a community hub serving over 7,500 mediamakers, freelancers, job seekers, activists, and artists nationwide. BAVC provides access to mediamaking technology, storytelling workshops, resources and services, and supports the creation of media and advocacy tools for communities whose stories aren’t otherwise being told. In 2013, MiHistoria and its sister project Adios Amor participated in BAVC’s MediaMaker Fellowship, which supported us to enhance our storytelling work, develop our multi-media platform, and build community partnerships.