For the past 18 years, Xica Media has grown from a social justice digital support network from the Texas barrio to a partner supporting front-line indigenous communities and earth defenders around the world.
We have also collaborated with some incredible community projects and fierce womyn who are making a positive impact around the globe.
2018 has been a powerful year for Xica Media Networks and we wanted to take a moment to tell you about it.
Merger with Varela Film
This year Xica Media merged with Varela Film, a move which established a market and joint headquarters in the US and Mexico. Film industry expert, artist, and community storyteller Laura Varela amplified and electrified Xica Media’s production and storytelling capacity. The focus on respectfully documenting, digitizing, and disseminating the voices of the people at the center of an issue is as sharp as ever before.
Announcing our new Masterclass series.
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We were honored to work with several clients this year who are doing meaningful work in the community and for the planet.
An living archive of labor and social justice history in Austin, Texas. This interactive site invites the public to submit important historical events. This is what the history books (especially in Texas) don’t teach you – the people’s history!
The official website the the feature-film, A Strike and An Uprising! (in Texas), an historical film documenting labor history through the lens of the Mexican American and Black communities in Texas. A must watch!
Movement Rights is a non-profit that collaborates with and supports front line indigenous communities to defend the Rights of Nature. From supporting the historic Ponca law banning fracking to the declaration of human rights for a river in New Zealand by the Maori to defending the Amazon in Bolivia, Movement Rights is working for a better future for everyone and Xica Media is there to support.
Kate Adamson, author of Paralysis to Power, is a survivor of total paralysis who fought her way back to mobility and is now a motivational speaker. Faced with a medical community who assumed she had no hope, she fashioned an amazing recovery from Locked-in Syndrome (total paralysis from a brain injury due to a brainstem stroke).
The Stop US Arms to Mexico project seeks to contribute to a substantial reduction of US legal arms sales and illegal gun trafficking to Mexico. The project is a collaboration of Global Exchange in the United States and the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights in Mexico.
Xica Media/Varela Film award-winning producer Laura Varela is currently promoting the following film projects.
This year the Yacatsol project went around the virtual world with it’s blend of cumbia, cantos, indigenous music, medicine songs, and bruja pop. The La Cultura Nos Cura album was remastered and released as was the Yetlanezi CD. We are working on our next cumbia album and hope to have it out within the next few weeks!
These projects are volunteer-led and funded by contributions from people like you. Donations are welcome and sponsorships are available. Your support is greatly appreciated.
You can donate to a specific project below or donate to all Xica Media projects here.