Mexico-US Solidarity Networkabout MSN
is a collective process that involves an exploration and deepening of knowledge gained from life experiences, and an evaluation/expansion of life horizons.
involves the (re)construction of trust and collectivity, with leadership constructed horizontally.ons.
includes a conscious evaluation of social problems and collective construction of a new future grounded in empowered and autonomous community.
The central work of the Mexico-US Solidarity Network is
Albany Park Autonomous Center
Located in Albany Park, Chicago, one of the nation’s most diverse urban neighborhoods, the Autonomous Center is an experiment in community building among largely Spanish speaking immigrants. English classes, a computer center, a literacy program, movie nights, and cultural events are all organized by and for members of the community. Small
AUSM Study Abroad Program
The Study Abroad Program offers university students the opportunity to study Mexico’s most important living social movements.
Ten speaking tours a year feature leaders from Mexico’s most dynamic social movements who build cross-border links and educate for bi-national social change.
Alternative Economy Program
The AE Program distributes artisanry produced by indigenous communities in Chiapas, offering hundreds of families a fairer market for their products.