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    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB MACC) presents La Mujer: A Celebration of Women. In its 13th year, the ESB MACC's annual La Mujer event celebrates women and women-identifying individuals in Austin’s Mexican American and Latina/o/x/e community.

    For the first time, the ESB MACC has partnered with The Cathedral gallery to create an intimate space for this annual event where women can be seen, heard, and empowered. The event includes mental health and wellness programming from organizations such as Contigo Wellness and Austin Public Health, a BIPOC-centered marketplace by Frida Friday ATX, and visual art exhibits curated by Monica Ceniceros of the Cathedral, a women-owned gallery space in East Austin.

    The free event takes place on Sunday, April 21, 1:00pm-6:00pm at the Cathedral Art Gallery located at 2403 E 16th St. Austin, TX 78702. Please note that pre-registration will give you access to the indoor workshops during La Mujer. The event takes place both indoors and outdoors and if you don't register for a workshop, you will still have access to all of the other features of the event including all the outdoor activities and Frida Friday ATX market.

    Indoor activities include visual art exhibits from the Cathedral with curator Monica Ceniceros, keynote speakers, and four workshops: Workshop #1 is Sound Healing with Andrea Cortes from the Mind, Body and Music Center, Workshop #2 is a Rebozo (Shawl) Workshop with Irasema from Manos Magicas, Workshop #3 is a Somatic Writing Workshop with poet & author Leticia Urieta, and Workshop #4 is a sound & movement family workshop with Creative Action. The workshops require pre-registration; all other activities will be open to all attendees with no RSVP or ticket required.

    Outdoor activities feature an all-day Friday Friday ATX Artisan Marketplace with TK Tunchez and Las Ofrendas. Frida Friday ATX is an economic movement of intersectional marketplaces & cultural spaces centering Latinx, BIPOC & queer folks. A great opportunity to shop local women-owned businesses including Chamoy kit making with Besitos Chamoy! There will be free outdoor hand-on children’s activities, an "Open Pitch", which gives Austinites a chance to speak about their business, craft, or organization, and an"Open Mic" featuring up-and-coming performers in music and poetry. There will be mental health resources on site presented by Ashwell House and plenty of amenities like food trucks, aguas frescas, outdoor seating, DJ music, and raffle prizes.

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