It’s Our 30th Anniversary – Celebrate With Us!
Thirty years of growing beloved community… that’s something special!
In 1989, a small group of women from the six northern Tewa-speaking Pueblos in New Mexico came together to talk about struggles impacting their families and communities such as sexual and domestic violence with domestic violence, addiction, the breakdown of families, among and other challenges. As they shared their stories, the women found strength in learning that they were not alone in their experiences.
That’s how it started.
Now, 30 years later, this anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on our beginnings and to honor the elders who started TWU. It’s a time to celebrate all that has been accomplished in these three decades, in the service of our communities. This milestone also offers a chance to continue dreaming and visioning our future, led by new generations of heart-full and power-full Indigenous women and their support circles.
Read more of Dr. Corrine Sanchez’s reflections on Celebrating 30 Years of Growing Beloved Community.
We’re planning some special events and offerings starting this fall, and we would love to have you be part of this celebration. Please save these dates on your calendar:
- Sept 26 – 29: Gathering for Mother Earth/Water is Life (Saturday evening community potluck will celebrate our anniversary)
- Oct 10: Benefit concert with Buffy Sainte Marie, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe. Tickets available here. UPDATE: concert sold out as of Sept 9
- Oct 14: A very special evening with Tewa Women United at the Governor’s Mansion, Santa Fe. Learn more here and purchase tickets here.
Make sure you’re on our email list to receive the latest updates about these and other anniversary events. We look forward to sharing this celebration with you!