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Plan A Picnic And We’ll Tell You What Organization You Should Donate To

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It’s National Picnic Week and since you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re the altruistic, enjoy-every-moment type. So trust that as we help you set the tone of your fictional (or real) picnic, we’ll give you a vetted, Latino driven and focused organization that deserves your money. Who knows, maybe you’ll even plan the picnic IRL to raise awareness for the cause?

Vamos a ver.

Where's the picnic at?

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Pick a basket, any basket.

Will there be salad?

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Play a song to set the mood.

What food can a picnic not exist without?

Whose invited?

Whose *not* invited?

Pick a field of flowers you'd want to be in.

Ok, really, talk about the humans invited.

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What's one word you want your guests to describe your picnic?

Pick a butterfly.

Pick a beverage.

What's the dream ending to your picnic?

Dessert: will it make an entrance?

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Will there be ghost stories?

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Plan A Picnic And We’ll Tell You What Organization You Should Donate To
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

NLIRH is doing the research nobody else is--understanding how Latinas suffer under gender inequality, especially in regards to access to healthcare. Then, NLIRH is using policy change and Latina leadership development to advance a reproductive justice agenda to include immigrant healthcare, abortion access, and affordable healthcare. You're ready to let patriarchy rest in pieces, now more than ever. We're not rewinding history and we're not letting women of color and immigrants get left behind in anyone's version of feminism. This is it, you're here for it.
Trans Latina Coalition

TLC is formed by Trans Latinx leaders *for* trans Latinx immigrants living in the U.S. They work with policy makers to find solutions to trans peoples' unique needs, especially those living in detention centers without access to appropriate healthcare. You are abounding in inclusive energy because you know justice reform must be intersectional, and you are intentional about creating space for this advocacy work from picnic conversations to your pocketbook.
Freedom for Immigrants

Freedom for Immigrants is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. They are the only nonprofit in the country monitoring the human rights abuses faced by immigrants detained by ICE through a national hotline and network of volunteer detention visitors, while also modeling a community-based alternative to detention that welcomes immigrants into the social fabric of the United States. You and Freedom for Immigrants have a lot in common--you're both changing the world one person, one step at a time, and feel everyone has a right to a safe space of belonging.
Spay Mexico

Spay Mexico is aiming to end pet overpopulation and homelessness in Mexico one animal at a time. It's vision is to create affordable and free spay and neuter surgeries for responsible guardians and homeless animals alike. You can't imagine your animal companion left to fend for him or herself in the streets anymore than any other dog or cat. Your heart is big enough to extend to a range of issues, and you won't leave anyone behind.

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This Mexican Kindergartener Bumping To Music While Energetically Conducting An Orchestra Is The Most Honest Thing On The Internet

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This Mexican Kindergartener Bumping To Music While Energetically Conducting An Orchestra Is The Most Honest Thing On The Internet

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The Internet has brought us yet another viral sensation and this time its made up of a bundle of the cutest musicians we’ve ever seen. Our newest obsession is the Kindergarteners of Orquesta Musical del Jardín de Niño.

The group performed for their families last Monday during a ceremony for the Secretariat of Education of Tamaulipas. Playing drums, shaking tambourines and dancing to the beat, the Kindergartners hyped up their audience with the lively show.

Thanks to a video of the performance, the world has been introduced to these talented Kindergartners and their spirited conductor, Oxana Thaili.

Little Oxana’s energy has made her the break-out star of these viral performances. Some viewers even dubbed her “Alondrita de la Parra,” a play on the famous Mexican-American conductor Alondra de la Parra. However, Oxana doesn’t just conduct. At points in their songs, the little maestro joins in on the singing, making us fall in love with her even more!

Accompanied by their music teacher Abraham Gómez on the synthesizer, the Kindergartners played several Mexican classics. Their interpretations of “La Banda Dominguera” and “El Manicero” have especially been applauded by audiences around the world.

The reactions from Latinx Twitter show just how far their performances have reached.

This Twitter user pointed out that young Oxana definitely has a future career in conducting.

Some pointed out that the effervescent mood from the Kindergartners is contagious.

We have to agree! Oxana’s energy helps to keep her fellow Kindergartners on beat and their united vibe is infectious.

The video even made it to composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Even the award-winning Broadway star can see Oxana’s talent and potential. High praise, indeed!

Oxana and her group are definitely giving us hope for the future generations.

This Twitter user reminds us that Oxana and her generation deserve a much better Earth than we are leaving them. Perhaps their songs can encourage us all to do better.

Even though we love their performances, we have to give you one warning before viewing.

Their songs are bound to get stuck in your head from constant replay. Still, it’s a risk worth taking to watch these Kindergartners perform.

Watch the full clip!

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